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.
February 23, 1991 |
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.
December 27, 1990 |
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."
September 13, 1990 |
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.
August 13, 1990 |
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 |
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.