Birth Date: November 8, 1920
Birth Place: Pompano Beach, Florida
Date of Death: November 17, 1998 / Age: 78
Cause of Death: diabetes
Biography: Esther Rolle (November 8, 1920 - November 17, 1998) was an American actress, best known for her role as Florida Evans, the character she played on two successful 1970s sitcoms: Maude and its spinoff, Good Times.
The daughter of Bahamian immigrants, Rolle was born in Pompano Beach, Florida and attended Spelman College.
After Good Times, she starred in a number of made-for-television movies and feature films, including Driving Miss Daisy, A Raisin in the Sun, and My Fellow Americans.
Rolle died in Los Angeles, California due to complications from diabetes.