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Roxie Roker and her son Lenny Kravitz. Lenny shared this photo on his Facebook fan page last year. (from Vintage Black Glamour Tumblr)

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Roxie Albertha Roker (August 28, 1929 – December 2, 1995) was an American actress, best known for her groundbreaking role as Helen Willis on the sitcom The Jeffersons, half of the first interracial couple to be shown on regular prime time television. She is the mother of musician Lenny Kravitz, the grandmother of actress Zoë Kravitz and the cousin of NBC's Today Show's Al Roker.

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Roxie Roker died in Los Angeles, California of breast cancer at the age of 66. Roxie Albertha Roker was an actress, best known for her role as Helen Willis on the sitcom The Jeffersons, half of the first interracial couple to be shown on regular prime time television. She is the mother of musician L...Roxie Roker died in Los Angeles, California of breast cancer at the age of 66. Roxie Albertha Roker was an actress, best known for her role as Helen Willis on the sitcom The Jeffersons, half of…

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Roxie Roker. Roxie was born on 28-8-1929 in Miami, Florida as Roxie Albertha Roker. She died on 2-12-1995 in Los Angeles, California. She was an actress, known for The Jeffersons, Claudine, Amazon Women on the Moon and Change at 125th Street.

Soror Roxie Roker received a B.F.A. degree in drama from Howard University in 1952 where she was an active member of the Howard Players and was initiated into the Alpha Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority. She began her career with the renowned Negro Ensemble Company.

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