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Also Known As: Died: December 2, 1995
Born: August 28, 1929 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Miami, Florida, USA Profession: actor, singer

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Roxie Roker was an actress who had a successful Hollywood career. In 1967, she hosted "Inside Bedford-Stuyvesant." In 1974, she appeared in the Broadway production of "The River Niger." She had an early role on the television special "Change at 125th Street" (CBS, 1973-74). She also appeared in the TV movie "Billy: Portrait of a Street Kid" (CBS, 1977-78). She also was featured in the miniseries "Roots" (1976-78). Roker began her entertainment career acting in films like the Donald Albee drama "The Bermuda Triangle" (1978). Several more television roles followed in the eighties, including stints on "Murder, She Wrote" (CBS, 1984-1996) and "A Different World" (NBC, 1987-1993). Her work around this time also included a part on the TV movie "Making of a Male Model" (ABC, 1983-84). She also appeared in the TV special "The Celebrity and the Arcade Kid" (ABC, 1983-84). Additionally, she appeared on the television special "The Day My Kid Went Punk" (ABC, 1987-88). She held additional roles in television including a part on "Hangin' With Mr. Cooper" (ABC, 1992-97). Roker last worked on "Cosmic Slop" (HBO, 1994-95). Roker was married to Sy Kravitz. The couple had one son, Lenny Kravitz. Roker...

Roxie Roker was an actress who had a successful Hollywood career. In 1967, she hosted "Inside Bedford-Stuyvesant." In 1974, she appeared in the Broadway production of "The River Niger." She had an early role on the television special "Change at 125th Street" (CBS, 1973-74). She also appeared in the TV movie "Billy: Portrait of a Street Kid" (CBS, 1977-78). She also was featured in the miniseries "Roots" (1976-78). Roker began her entertainment career acting in films like the Donald Albee drama "The Bermuda Triangle" (1978). Several more television roles followed in the eighties, including stints on "Murder, She Wrote" (CBS, 1984-1996) and "A Different World" (NBC, 1987-1993). Her work around this time also included a part on the TV movie "Making of a Male Model" (ABC, 1983-84). She also appeared in the TV special "The Celebrity and the Arcade Kid" (ABC, 1983-84). Additionally, she appeared on the television special "The Day My Kid Went Punk" (ABC, 1987-88). She held additional roles in television including a part on "Hangin' With Mr. Cooper" (ABC, 1992-97). Roker last worked on "Cosmic Slop" (HBO, 1994-95). Roker was married to Sy Kravitz. The couple had one son, Lenny Kravitz. Roker passed away in December 1995 at the age of 66.

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Penny Ante (1990) Mom
2.
 Amazon Women On The Moon (1987) Female Republican ("Blacks Without Soul")
3.
 Making Of A Male Model (1983) Madge Davis
4.
 Bermuda Triangle, The (1978) Radio Operator On
5.
 Billy: Portrait of a Street Kid (1977) Mrs Peoples
6.
 Cosmic Slop (1994) ("Space Traders")
7.
 Day My Kid Went Punk, The (1987) Phyllis Brooks
8.
 Celebrity and the Arcade Kid, The (1983) Aunt Helen
9.
 Change at 125th Street (1974) Eloise Morse; His Mother
10.
 Roots (1977) Melissa
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1967:
Hosted "Inside Bedford-Stuyvesant"
1974:
Appeared in the Broadway production of "The River Niger"

Education

Howard University: Washington , Washington D.C. -

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husband:
Sy Kravitz. Producer. Jewish; Caucasian; divorced.

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father:
Albert Roker.
son:
Lenny Kravitz. Musician, singer.
granddaughter:
Zoe Kravitz. Mother, Lisa Bonet.

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