Esther Rolle

Nov 8, 1920

Bio: The ninth in a family of 18 children, Esther Rolle left her family's Florida home for New York once she came of age. She worked her way through Hunter College, Spellman College and the New School for Social Research. Even after her 1962 New York stage debut in The Blacks, Esther was compelled to hold down a day job in the city's garment district. She appeared in… More


Esther Rolle Videos

2 minutes 23 seconds
How To Make An American Quilt
2 minutes 25 seconds
My Fellow Americans
2 minutes 26 seconds
The Mighty Quinn
2 minutes 43 seconds
Driving Miss Daisy
2 minutes 18 seconds

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