Roxie Roker was an American actress who became popular for her breakout role of Helena Willis on the CBS sitcom The Jeffersons. Besides, Roker was also known as a doting mother of an American singer Lenny Kravitz and as the grandmother of an actress and singer Zoe Kravitz.
Roxie Roker was born on August 28, 1929, in Miami, Florida, the United States to Bessie Nee Mitchell (mother) and Albert Roker (father). Her mother was from Georgia while her father, Albert was a native of Andros, The Bahamas. He worked as a porter.
Roker was raised in Brooklyn, New York. She attended Girl's High School and later graduated from Howard University. She holds American nationality and belongs to mixed ethnicity.
Sy Kravitz Was Her Ex-Husband
Roxie Roker married her ex-spouse Sy Kravitz, in 1962. Sy was a well-known American filmmaker and news producer of NBC. The couple never revealed when they came across for the first time and how it all started.
The couple welcomed their first child, Lenny Kravitz, on May 26, 1964. Lenny has established himself as one of the recognized figures in the world of music. He is also an actor. The couple, however, did not last long and their decade long marital relationship ended in divorce, in 1985.
How Much Roxie Roker's Net Worth?
The 5 feet 8-inch tall Roxie Roker had an estimated net worth of $1 million, at the time of her death. She earned the hefty sum of wealth from her extensive career as an actress. As per Gla s sdoor, the American actress can make an average salary of $37.633 per annum.
On the other hand, her son, Lenny Kravitz has an impressive net worth of $50 million, in 2019. He gathered the good sum of fortune from his professional singing and songwriting career.
Cause of Death
Roxie Roker died of breast cancer at the age of 66, on 2nd December 1995, in Los Angeles, California.
Her ex-husband, Sy also pa s sed away due to leukemia, on October 29, 2005.
Started Her Acting Journey With a Role In Change at 125th Street
In 1974, Roxie Roker made her debut as Eloise Morse in the comedy series Change at 125th Street. The same year, Roker joined the cast of the American romantic comedy-drama film Claudine alongside James Earl Jones and Diahann Carroll.
In 1975, Roker played the character of Helen Willis on the CBS sitcom The Jeffersons. Her other role successful works include Roots, Billy: Portrait of a Street Kid, and Fantasy Island.
Roxie later went on to star in the American made for television romantic drama film Making of a Male Model, in 1983. The actress also starred in the American satirical comedy film Amazon Women on the Moon in 1987. Rosanna Arquette and Lana Clarkson were the other stars of the film.
by ab-basanta, 09 Dec, 2019