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Roxie Roker, actress. She is best known for her groundbreaking role as Helen Willis on the The Jeffersons, half of the 1st interracial couple to be shown on regular prime time TV. A graduate of Howard University, she began her career with the Negro Ensemble Company and became a successful stage actress, later winning an Obie Award and and a Tony nod her role of Mattie Williams in The River Niger. She is the mother of rock star Lenny Kravitz and the cousin of NBC's Today Show's Al Roker…

Pearl Bailey is often forgotten as one of Hollywood's most beautiful women due to the era when Hollywood did not find women of color as beautiful. Hollywood was wrong because Ms. Pearl is a beautiful classic and timeless beauty that is often emulated.