N/A (passed away Mar. 17th, 2002)
New York City, New York, USA
Rosetta LeNoire's Main TV Roles
Main Movie Roles1985 - Brewster's Millions
1984 - Moscow on the Hudson
1984 - The Brother From Another Planet
1972 - Fritz the Cat
Guest TV Roles
Maybelle 'Mama' Harper
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- Her father was one of the first licensed plumbers in New York State.
- Suffered from rickets as a child and had to wear leg braces for 13 years.
- Famous for portraying the role of Estelle Winslow on _"Family Matters" (1989)_ (qv).
- She was awarded the American National Medal of the Arts in 1999 for her services to the arts.
- Was directed by 'Orson Welles' (qv) in a landmark, all-black version of "Macbeth" in the 1930s.
- Suffered from diabetes for many years.
- Was a Broadway producer.
- Her mother died of pneumonia at age 27 after giving birth to her brother in a Harlem hospital corridor because segregationist policies barred her from using a room.
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