|Real Name/Full Name||Roxie Albertha Roker|
|Nick Name/Celebrated Name:||Roxie Roker|
|Birth Place:||Miami, Florida, United States|
|Date Of Birth/Birthday:||28th August 1929|
|Died:||2nd December 1995|
|Age/How Old:||66 years old|
|Height/How Tall:||In Centimetres – 170 cm |
In Feet and Inches – 5′ 7″
|Weight:||In Kilograms – 56 Kg|
In Pounds – 123.5 lbs
|Eye Color:||Dark brown|
|Hair Color:||Dark brown|
|Parents Name:||Father – Albert Roker |
Mother – Bessie Mitchell
|College:||Howard University Shakespeare Institute|
|Husband/Spouse Name:||Sy Kravitz ( 1962- 1985)|
|Kids/Children Name:||Lenny Kravitz (son) Zoe Kravitz( grandchild)|
|Profession:||Actress, Television Personality and News Anchor|
|Net Worth:||$ 6 Million to $20 million|
|Last Updated:||June 2022|
Roxie is a renowned American Actress, Television and news anchor. She was not only a professional woman, but she also loved to give back to society through her engagement in community service, which is also acknowledged and celebrated. Her role as Helen Willis as a wife in an interracial marriage has given her fame, and her works as an actress are greatly celebrated and recognized by many even after her death.
Biography and Early Life
Roxie was born on August 28th,1929. Roker was an American nationalist born in Miami, Florida, united states. She was born to a native father from Andros, Bahamas, who was a potter. His name was Albert Roker, an immigrant to the united states from the Bahamas. Her mother’s name was Bessie Roker, a housewife who divorced her father and took on the surname Mitchell. Roxie grew up in Brooklyn, New York, and spent the rest of her childhood there before joining college. She had a weight of 56 kg and was 170 cm tall. She is of Bahamian- American, African American descent. There is no information about siblings she grew up with. Her family background was a poor one, as seen by her parents’ profession.
Roxie attended the Howard University. She pursued a degree in Bachelor of Fine Arts in Drama in 1952. She later joined Shakespeare institute in Stratford-On-Avon, England. There is, however, no information about the high school she attended.
Personal Life: Husband, Dating, Kids, Boyfriend, etc.
Roxie Roker was married to Sy Kravitz, a Television producer. Their marriage was interracial, just like her marriage in the show Jefferson. They bore a child together and named him Lenny Kravitz, who is a renowned singer, songwriter, and actor. The couple married in the year 1962 and divorced in 1985. The reasons behind the divorce are unknown. Roxie was the grandmother of Zoe Kravitz, who is also an actress. Roxie Roker died on December 2, 1995, at the age of 66 years old after battling breast cancer. She died in Los Angeles.
Is Roxie Roker Lesbian/Gay?
Roxie is straight. She was married to a man whom she later divorced but did not have a history of dating a woman, neither is there any rumor of having an affair with another man. Roxie remained single after her divorce till her death.
After completing her studies, she moved to New York and got her first job in Negro Ensemble Company, where she grew and became a successful stage actress. At the same time, she was still playing in Off-Broadways plays. She played in a Jean Genet production known as ‘The blacks’. In between 1970 and 1990, she appeared in several television shows, as I will list ‘Stone in the River’, ‘Punky Brewster, ‘Hanging with Mr. Cooper’, ‘Murder’ and ‘A different world’. She also acted in ‘The Jeffersons’ as Helen Willis. In 1987 she appeared in the movie ‘Amazon Women on the Moon’. She was also an advocate for children and a board member of the ‘inter Agency council on child abuse and Neglect’, and through this, she was cited twice in the Los Angeles city council for her incredible community work.
Awards and Achievements
She won an Obie Award for her role as Mattie Williams in ‘The River Niger’ in 1974. She also received Tony awards for her role as Mattie Williams in ‘The River Niger’ in 1974 and was nominated as the best-supporting actress.
Net Worth, Salary & Earnings of Roxie Roker in 2022
Roxie did well in her career, and it earns her a decent amount of wealth. Before her death, Roxie Roker had accumulated more than 6 million to 20 million in her name from the acting and TV shows. Her estimated net worth was about 10 million though it ranged from $6 Million to $20 Million.
Some Interesting Facts You Need to Know
- She was born in Miami but raised in Brooklyn, New York.
- Roker and actress, comedian, singer, writer, and television producer Marla Gibbs were good friends with one another.
- She has acted in a movie that showed her state in real life, interracial marriage.
- She was a child advocate interested in protecting children against abuse.
- She became a member of a sorority called ‘Alpha Kappa Alpha’ while studying at Howard University.
- Her ex-husband died of leukemia (cancer of the blood) while she died of breast cancer.
- Her son has also divorced as well as her parents.
Despite her poor background Roxie Roker worked hard to change her own history and inspired other black women to stand and fight for their own dreams and change their stories. Even after her death, she is remembered and celebrated by many for her great accomplishments.