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November 25, 1998
A memorial service for actress Esther Rolle is scheduled for 11 a.m. Saturday at City of Angels Church of Religious Science, 5550 Grosvenor Blvd. Rolle, who is best remembered for her portrayal of the strong mother in the television sitcom "Good Times," died Nov. 17 at the age of 78. The funeral will be conducted at the same time Saturday in Pompano Beach, Fla., Rolle's home town, at Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church.
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November 25, 1998
A memorial service for actress Esther Rolle is scheduled for 11 a.m. Saturday at City of Angels Church of Religious Science, 5550 Grosvenor Blvd. Rolle, who is best remembered for her portrayal of the strong mother in the television sitcom "Good Times," died Nov. 17 at the age of 78. The funeral will be conducted at the same time Saturday in Pompano Beach, Fla., Rolle's home town, at Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church.
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NEWS
August 13, 1990 | From Times Wire Services
Actress Esther Rolle, whose credits include the hit television series "Good Times" and the movie "Driving Miss Daisy," is in serious but stable condition after a car crash that killed a Texas woman. Rolle, 69, was in the intensive care unit at University Medical Center in Las Vegas, where she was flown by helicopter after Sunday afternoon's accident near the Nevada-California border. Rolle suffered cuts on the head and face, fractured ribs and a bruised heart, said hospital spokesman Dale Pugh.
NEWS
November 19, 1998 | MYRNA OLIVER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Esther Rolle, a sharecropper's daughter who grew up to become a respected actress and role model for other blacks, has died. She was 78. Rolle, best remembered for her portrayal of the strong mother on the hit television sitcom "Good Times," died Tuesday night in Los Angeles, publicist Pat Tobin said Wednesday.
NEWS
November 19, 1998 | MYRNA OLIVER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Esther Rolle, a sharecropper's daughter who grew up to become a respected actress and role model for other blacks, has died. She was 78. Rolle, best remembered for her portrayal of the strong mother on the hit television sitcom "Good Times," died Tuesday night in Los Angeles, publicist Pat Tobin said Wednesday.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 13, 1990 | From Times Wire Services
Actress Esther Rolle is recovering at home in Los Angeles, sifting through script offers and thanking friends for their support one month after being seriously injured in an auto accident, a spokeswoman says. "She's doing so much better," Michelle Marx said Wednesday after visiting the 69-year-old Miss Rolle. The actress was a passenger in a car that rolled over on a highway Aug. 12, killing a 70-year-old Texas woman.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 27, 1990 | From Times Wire Services
Esther Rolle didn't mind taking time out of her busy schedule to film a movie for no pay. The actress donated her time to make "Blackbird Fly," a 28-minute drama about adolescent sexual abuse that will be broadcast in February. "It was my feeling that if I don't do it, who will?" said Rolle, who appeared in "Driving Miss Daisy" and whose television credits include the situation comedy "Good Times."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 6, 1998
Local alumnae of Spelman College will honor former college President Johnnetta B. Cole, actress Esther Rolle and educator Betty Shabazz, posthumously, at an awards ceremony Saturday in West Hollywood. "We want to remember wonderful people who have contributed . . . and served as role models," said Marie Moore, spokeswoman for the National Alumnae Assn. of Spelman College, Hollywood / San Fernando Valley Chapter.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 23, 1991 | DAVID J. FOX, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Actress Esther Rolle and Michael Schultz, the director of 1975's "Cooley High" and 1976's "Car Wash," are the recipients of the Black Filmmakers Hall of Fame's 18th annual Oscar Micheaux Awards, named for the late writer-director who, because of non-acceptance by the major studios, produced and marketed his own movies during the '20s and '30s.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 21, 1985 | SYLVIE DRAKE, Times Theater Writer
With professional black theater so scarce in Los Angeles (indeed everywhere), even a two-performance revival of James Baldwin's creaky "The Amen Corner" by the Cambridge Players had to be welcome news. True, it was never a great play, but the Broadway version originated in Los Angeles in 1964 in a wildly successful production staged by the late Frank Silvera. Beah Richards rose to stardom in its central role and almost single-handedly carried the play's success on Broadway.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 6, 1998
Local alumnae of Spelman College will honor former college President Johnnetta B. Cole, actress Esther Rolle and educator Betty Shabazz, posthumously, at an awards ceremony Saturday in West Hollywood. "We want to remember wonderful people who have contributed . . . and served as role models," said Marie Moore, spokeswoman for the National Alumnae Assn. of Spelman College, Hollywood / San Fernando Valley Chapter.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 23, 1991 | DAVID J. FOX, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Actress Esther Rolle and Michael Schultz, the director of 1975's "Cooley High" and 1976's "Car Wash," are the recipients of the Black Filmmakers Hall of Fame's 18th annual Oscar Micheaux Awards, named for the late writer-director who, because of non-acceptance by the major studios, produced and marketed his own movies during the '20s and '30s.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 27, 1990 | From Times Wire Services
Esther Rolle didn't mind taking time out of her busy schedule to film a movie for no pay. The actress donated her time to make "Blackbird Fly," a 28-minute drama about adolescent sexual abuse that will be broadcast in February. "It was my feeling that if I don't do it, who will?" said Rolle, who appeared in "Driving Miss Daisy" and whose television credits include the situation comedy "Good Times."
ENTERTAINMENT
September 13, 1990 | From Times Wire Services
Actress Esther Rolle is recovering at home in Los Angeles, sifting through script offers and thanking friends for their support one month after being seriously injured in an auto accident, a spokeswoman says. "She's doing so much better," Michelle Marx said Wednesday after visiting the 69-year-old Miss Rolle. The actress was a passenger in a car that rolled over on a highway Aug. 12, killing a 70-year-old Texas woman.
NEWS
August 13, 1990 | From Times Wire Services
Actress Esther Rolle, whose credits include the hit television series "Good Times" and the movie "Driving Miss Daisy," is in serious but stable condition after a car crash that killed a Texas woman. Rolle, 69, was in the intensive care unit at University Medical Center in Las Vegas, where she was flown by helicopter after Sunday afternoon's accident near the Nevada-California border. Rolle suffered cuts on the head and face, fractured ribs and a bruised heart, said hospital spokesman Dale Pugh.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 10, 1990 | DAVID J. FOX, TIMES STAFF WRITER
There are fewer opportunities for blacks in Hollywood executive suites than there were 10 years ago, a report distributed at the NAACP convention Monday charges. The report, prepared by the Beverly Hills/Hollywood NAACP chapter, targets all the major film studios, claiming that "some studios are worse off today than they were 10 years ago. Ten years ago, at least, there were a few African-American executives.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 10, 1990 | DAVID J. FOX, TIMES STAFF WRITER
There are fewer opportunities for blacks in Hollywood executive suites than there were 10 years ago, a report distributed at the NAACP convention Monday charges. The report, prepared by the Beverly Hills/Hollywood NAACP chapter, targets all the major film studios, claiming that "some studios are worse off today than they were 10 years ago. Ten years ago, at least, there were a few African-American executives.
NEWS
August 16, 1990 | FROM TIMES WIRE SERVICES
Actress Esther Rolle, who was seriously injured in a car accident Sunday, was removed Wednesday from the intensive care unit at University Medical Center. Rolle, who remains in serious but stable condition, was moved to an intermediate care unit. Rolle, 69, suffered severe cuts of the head and face, fractured ribs and a bruised heart. She was a passenger in a northbound car that rolled over on Interstate 15 near the California border. The driver, Paulene Hopkins, 70, of Marshall, Tex.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 21, 1985 | SYLVIE DRAKE, Times Theater Writer
With professional black theater so scarce in Los Angeles (indeed everywhere), even a two-performance revival of James Baldwin's creaky "The Amen Corner" by the Cambridge Players had to be welcome news. True, it was never a great play, but the Broadway version originated in Los Angeles in 1964 in a wildly successful production staged by the late Frank Silvera. Beah Richards rose to stardom in its central role and almost single-handedly carried the play's success on Broadway.
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