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  Roxie Roker - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Roxie Roker (August 28, 1929–December 2, 1995) was an American actress of Bahamian descent who was best known for her groundbreaking role as Helen Willis on the sitcom, The Jeffersons, one half of the first interracial couple to be shown on regular prime-time TV.
Roxie Roker was married to producer Sy Kravitz from 1962 to 1985 and was the mother of musician Lenny Kravitz.
Roxie Roker died in California in 1995 of breast cancer at the age of 66.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Roxie_Roker   (277 words)

  
 Roxie Roker: bio and encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-07)
Roker attended Howard University Howard university is a historically fl college in washington, d.c.
Roxie Roker was married to producer Someone who finds financing for and supervises the making and presentation of a show (play or film or program or similar work)
Roxie Roker died in 1995 of Breast Cancer Cancer of the breast; one of the most common malignancies in women in the US [For more facts about this topic, click this link].
www.absoluteastronomy.com /r/roxie_roker   (838 words)

  
 Al Roker -   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-07)
Roker graduated from the prestigious Xavier High School in New York City, where he was a member of the Cartooning and Illustration club.
Roker is a huge game show fan, as he hosted a week long segment on "Today" in honor of five game shows and their hosts.
Is the cousin of Jefferson star Roxie Roker and her son Lenny Kravitz.
psychcentral.com /psypsych/wiki/Al_Roker   (642 words)

  
 Roxie Roker   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-07)
On television, supporting actress Roxie Roker may best be remembered for playing outspoken Helen Willis for ten years on the popular television sitcom The Jeffersons.
Miami-born and Brooklyn-raised, Roker graduated from Howard University with a drama degree and then flew to England to study at the Shakespeare Institute in Stratford-on-Avon.
Between 1967 and '68, Roker hosted a local community television show, but that wasn't close enough to acting, so she quit to practice her craft full time.
www.djangomusic.com /actor_bio.asp?pid=P128314   (249 words)

  
 roxie roker   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-07)
Roker appeared onstage with the Negro Ensemble Company in Ododo and Rosalee Pritchet.
She won an Obie Award and was a 1974 Tony nominee for her performance as Mattie Williams in The River Niger.
Roker later made guest appearances in other television series and specials and returned to the stage.
www.lawtf.com /artists/roker.htm   (230 words)

  
 Roker (disambiguation) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Roker, a seaside resort in North East England
Roker Park, a former football stadium in the Roker area
This is a disambiguation page: a list of articles associated with the same title.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Roker_(disambiguation)   (91 words)

  
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Roker attended Howard University and received her Bachelor of Fine Arts in 1952.
After graduation Roker moved to NYC and began working in an office while appearing in several off-Broadway plays.
With the esteemed theatrical group Roker appeared the plays "Ododo" and "Rosalee Pritchard." In 1974 she won an Obie Award and was also nominated for a Tony for her performance as Mattie Williams in "The River Niger."
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 VH1.com : Movies : Person : Roxie Roker : Biography
Roker launched her drama career off-Broadway in productions such as Jean Genet's The Blacks.
In the '90s, Roker resumed her stage career, appearing in a theatrical version of The Jeffersons and then touring opposite Mary Martin and Carol Channing in Legends.
Roker's son, Lenny Kravitz is a noted rock musician and record producer.
www.vh1.com /movies/person/111433/bio.jhtml   (285 words)

  
 What A Character!   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-07)
The mother of rock star Lenny Kravitz, Roxie Roker broke ground of her own playing “Helen Willis” on TV sitcom The Jeffersons.
Roker and actor Frank Cover played one of TV's first interracial couples.
In addition to her film and television work, Roker received critical acclaim for her stage work including winning an Obie Award in 1970 for her performance in The River Niger.
www.what-a-character.com /cgi-bin/display.cgi?id=RokerR   (106 words)

  
 Lenny Kravitz Starts Roxie Records - Moutain FM 102.5   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-07)
Kravitz names new label after his late mother, Roxie Roker.
Kravitz's new label is called "Roxie Records," after his late mother, actress Roxie Roker.
Roxie Records will be based in Miami, Florida.
www.kmso.com /nmc/news/6596.html   (102 words)

  
 Biography for Roxie Roker   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-07)
As wife Helen Willis on "The Jeffersons,"; she and white actor Franklin Cover broke barriers by becoming the first interracial married couple on prime-time TV (1975).
Roxie Roker died on December 2, 1995, only a day after her granddaughter Zoe Kravitz's birthday.
The family worried about when Roxie would finally be at peace because they did not want to celebrate Zoe's birthday on the same day as the funeral for her grandmother.
www.imdb.com /name/nm0737967/bio   (354 words)

  
 The CHUD.COM Message Boards - Deluxe Apartment in the Sky
07-12-2004 02:11 PM Fox News is reporting that her last words were "Roker Lives." History, undoubtedly, will bear out that this is incorrect, as her former castmate, Roxie Roker, actually died nine years ago.
Or perhaps she was inexplicably referring to THE TODAY SHOW's Al Roker, in which case she is correct.
Fox News is reporting that her last words were "Roker Lives." History, undoubtedly, will bear out that this is incorrect, as her former castmate, Roxie Roker, actually died nine years ago.
www.chud.com /forums/printthread.php?t=68186   (504 words)

  
 Lenny Kravitz Biography - by Brainy Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-07)
There may have been other "retro" rock acts before him, but Lenny Kravitz was one of the first to not be pigeonholed to a single style as he's touched upon such genres as soul, funk, reggae, hard rock, psychedelic, folk, and ballads over the years.
Lenny Kravitz was born in New York the son of Jewish Hollywood producer Sy Kravitz and Bahamian actress Roxie Roker (of The Jeffersons), Lenny grew up in wealth.
His parents moved to California Having taught himself bass, piano, guitar, and drums at an early age and developed his singing voice in the California Boys Choir and the Metropolitan Opera, he attended Beverly Hills High School and performed under the artist name, Romeo Blue (see picture).
www.lenny-kravitz.com /bio.html   (1316 words)

  
 Waiting for “Lenny”
Some argued that there weren't many fl people in the video (apart from the lady who was dancing her butt off big time), maybe Kravitz was pulling away from his roots.
Well, considering his roots are both rock and soul (his father is Jewish, his mom was the late Roxie Roker, a/k/a "Helen Willis" from The Jeffersons), one would be hard to say what roots he was shying away from.
The song is about his mom, the late actress Roxie Roker, but rather than sob into pity, he hopes his mom is watching him and hoping wherever she is, she's having a great time as well.
www.soul-patrol.com /funk/lennyk.htm   (1814 words)

  
 December 2 Deaths in History
December 2, 1995 Francis Joseph Quinn, academic, dies at 90
December 2, 1995 Roxie Roker, actress (Helen Willis-Jeffersons), dies at 66
December 2, 1995 Stanley Devon, photographer, dies at 88
www.brainyhistory.com /daysdeath/death_december_2.html   (759 words)

  
 Lenny Kravitz Forms Label   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-07)
This is what I call his Quincy Jones phase," Ayeroff says.
Among the first signees to Roxie is vocalist Dan Dyer, who is working on his debut album.
Kravitz declined to comment on the new venture.
billboard.com /bbcom/news/article_display.jsp?vnu_content_id=1924256   (289 words)

  
 Amazon.com: The Jeffersons - The Complete First Season: DVD: Sherman Hemsley,Isabel Sanford,Paul Benedict,Bob Lally,Oz ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-07)
Created as a spin-off of Norman Lear's groundbreaking sitcom All In The Family, the Jefferson's ran on CBS from 1975 to 1983, with a run of 253 episodes.
The show details the comic exploits of a short-tempered dry cleaning magnate George Jefferson (Sherman Hemsley), his sassy wife Louise "Weezy" (Isabel Sanford), their wisecracking maid Florence (Marla Gibbs), their neighbors Tom and Helen Willis (Franklin Cover and Roxie Roker) and other supporting cast members.
This 2-disc set contains all thirteen episodes from the first season of this historic television comedy, which smashed stereotypes and ignored social conventions as it made audiences laugh.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/B000068V9X?v=glance   (2339 words)

  
 VH1.com : Movies : Person : Roxie Roker : Main
VH1.com : Movies : Person : Roxie Roker : Main
But in addition to television, Roker had also found success...
A heavy dose of solid rock without a hint of mellow.
www.vh1.com /movies/person/111433/personmain.jhtml?personid=111433   (92 words)

  
 Who is the son of Roxie Roker (Helen Willis on "The Jeffersons")?   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-07)
Who is the son of Roxie Roker (Helen Willis on "The Jeffersons")?
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