Roxie Roker

Roxie Roker Age, Net Worth & All Biography - Updated Dec 2022

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Roxie Roker was an American actress. Roxie Roker was best known for her role as ‘Helen Willis’ on the CBS sitcom ‘The Jeffersons’.

Early life

Roxie Roker was born on August 28, 1929. She was born in Miami, Florida, U.S. The name of her parents is mother Bessie Roker and her father Albert Roker. Thus, Her mother was from Georgia and worked as a domestic and her father was a porter and a native of Andros. Likewise, She grew up in Brooklyn, New York. Roker’s zodiac sign is Virgo.

Education

Moreover, talking about her education she attended public schools in Brooklyn. Later on,  Roker attended Howard University in Washington, DC, From where she received a bachelor of fine arts degree with an emphasis on drama.

Death

While she was on her 66 at the time of death. She died because of breast cancer in Los Angeles, California, on December 2, 1995.

Career and Professional Life

She got a job in NBC’s New York office after she moved to New York, but she never stopped performing in various Broadway plays. With the Negro Ensemble Company she started her professional acting career where she successfully became a stage performer.
Thus, she did Off-Broadway shows and acted in Jean Genet’s Play, The Blacks. Until she got her first Broadway play she continued acting in various plays.
Furthermore, she started acting in plays like ‘Ododo’ and ‘Rosalee Pritchard and received good reviews from the audience for her roles. In 1971 her other Off-Broadway plays include ‘Behold! Cometh the Vanderkellans’ and in 1972 ‘Jamimma’.
She did a play called ‘The Niger River in 1972. Moreover, in the play, her performance as ‘Matie Willams’ was greatly appreciated by the audience. She got a few awards and achievements for her mind-blowing performance. In New York, she worked as a reporter for WNEW-TV.
Later on, She hosted a show called, ‘Inside Bedford-Stuyvesant’ where she used to deal with the events taking place in Brooklyn and the surrounding areas. ‘The Jeffersons’ was her most memorable role that came in the American sitcom for ABC, where Roxie appeared in the role of ‘Helen Willis’.

More about her career

Likewise, the show lasted for 10 years from 1975 to 85. Additionally, The Jeffersons are the second-longest running show with an African-American cast. to feature an interracial couple on prime-time television this show was also the first ever. She had a small role in an American movie called ‘Claudine’ in 1974, where she played ‘Mrs. Winston’.
In 1977  she also had a role miniseries Roots’, which was based on Alex Haley’s novel. She appeared in numerous TV shows  Between 1970 and 1990, like ‘Stone in the River for NBC, ‘Murder She Wrote, ‘Hanging with Mr. Cooper, ‘ A Different World’, ‘Punky Brewster, ‘Beat the Clock’, ‘The Love Boat, ‘227’, etc.
Likewise, she appeared in a movie, Amazon Women on the Moon in 1987, a spoof of 1950s science fiction movies. Moreover, she was also a board member of the ‘Inter-Agency Council on Child Abuse and Neglect, and an advocate for child protection and safety.
Roxie Roker

Caption: Roxie Roker movie poster. Source: Moviefone.

Net Worth

Roxie Roker had a net worth of  $6 million. She had earned a handsome amount of money in her profession as an actress. Furthermore, she had lived her life happily with her family.

Personal Life

Roxie Roker was a married woman. She was married to Sy Kravitz in 1962. Sy Kravitz is a television producer. Furthermore, Like her Jeffersons character Helen Willis, Roker had an interracial marriage to a white man. The couple had a son named Lenny Kravitz who was born on May 26, 1964. After that, they divorced in 1985.

Body Measurements

Roxie Roker had a Body Measurement of  32-22-32. Furthermore, she has a height of 5 ft 2 inches. His body weight was around 56 kg. Likewise, she had got black eyes and dark black color hair.

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Caption: Roxie Roker posing for a photo. Source: Pinterest.

Social Media

Roxie Roker was not active on any social media sites like Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. At her time there were no digital platforms.