Roxie Roker was an American actress best known for portraying Helena Willis on the CBS sitcom The Jeffersons. Roker was also known for being the adoring mother of Lenny Kravitz, an American singer, and the grandmother of actress and singer Zoe Kravitz.
Roxie Roker was born in Miami, Florida, on August 28, 1929, to Bessie Nee Mitchell (mother) and Albert Roker (father) (father). Her mother was from Georgia, and her father, Albert, was from the Bahamas’ island of Andros. He was employed as a porter.
Roker was born and raised in the borough of Brooklyn, New York. She graduated from Howard University after attending Girl’s High School. She is of mixed ethnicity and holds American citizenship.
Her ex-husband was Sy Kravitz.
In 1962, Roxie Roker married her ex-husband, Sy Kravitz. Sy was an NBC news producer and a well-known American filmmaker. The couple never revealed when they met for the first time or how it all began.
On May 26, 1964, the couple welcomed their first child, Lenny Kravitz. Lenny has established himself as a well-known figure in the music industry. He’s also a performer. However, the couple did not last long, and their decade-long marriage ended in divorce in 1985.
Roxie Roker’s net worth is unknown.
Roxie Roker, who stood 5 feet 8 inches tall, had a net worth of $1 million at the time of her death. She amassed a sizable fortune as a result of her long career as an actress. According to Glassdoor, the American actress can earn an annual salary of $37.633.
Her son, Lenny Kravitz, on the other hand, has a net worth of $50 million in 2019. From his professional singing and songwriting career, he amassed a sizable fortune.
Roxie Roker died of breast cancer on December 2, 1995, in Los Angeles, California, at the age of 66.
On October 29, 2005, her ex-husband, Sy, also died of leukemia.
At 125th Street, she began her acting career with a role in Change.
Roxie Roker first appeared as Eloise Morse in the comedy series Change at 125th Street in 1974. Roker joined the cast of Claudine, an American romantic comedy-drama film starring James Earl Jones and Diahann Carroll, in the same year.
Roker first appeared on the CBS sitcom The Jeffersons in 1975, playing Helen Willis. Roots, Billy: Portrait of a Street Kid and Fantasy Island are among her other notable roles.
Roxie went on to star in the 1983 American romantic drama film Making of a Male Model, which was made for television. In 1987, she starred in the satirical comedy film Amazon Women on the Moon in the United States. The film also featured Rosanna Arquette and Lana Clarkson.
|Date of Birth:||1929, August-28|
|Date of Death:||1995, December-2|
|Age:||92 years old|
|Birth Nation:||United States of America|
|Height:||5 Feet 8 Inch|
|Birth Name||Roxie Albertha Roker|
|Mother||Bessie Nee Mitchell|
|Birth Place/City||Miami, Florida|
|Working For||TV show, Movie|
|Married to||Sy Kravitz|
|Movies||Claudine, Making of a Male Model|
|TV Show||Roots, Fantasy Island,|
|Died||December 2, 1995|