Roxie Roker
American actor
Roxie Roker
Roxie Albertha Roker 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 and the cousin of NBC's Today Show's Al Roker.
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Lenny Kravitz on Recording His New Album in the Bahamas - RollingStone.com
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"I have a few shirts and a couple pairs of pants, and all I do is hose them down, hang them up and rotate them," says Kravitz, whose late mother, actress Roxie Roker, grew up nearby. "I have no keys, no shoes and no money. I just live, and it's good
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L'America bianca e nera di Kravitz - Max
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Kravitz cita spesso la sua famiglia come esempio paradigmatico dell' intera nazione, di quella madre di colore (Roxie Roker che recitava nella sitcom I Jefferson) e di quel padre ebreo che si incontrarono nella New York anni 60 e destarono non poche
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Lenny Kravitz a one-man gang - Toronto Sun
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As the child of African-American actress Roxie Roker and Jewish TV producer Sy Kravitz, Lenny says he didn't totally fit with any group. But he wouldn't have had it any other way. “Because I didn't belong anywhere, I belonged everywhere,” the 47-year-
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Lenny Kravitz livre sa version de l'Amérique - 24heures.ch
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On m'a enseigné que la société ne me verrait que comme noir parce qu'elle a une vision limitée», explique le fils de feu Sy Kravitz, un producteur de télé d'origine ukrainienne, et de Roxie Roker, une actrice afro-américaine décédée en 1995
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Lenny Kravitz : "C'est mon premier album qui ne présente aucune chanson triste" - Attention Musique Fraîche
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Mais vos parents étaient dans le show business (Roxie Roker, sa maman, aura un rôle important dans une sitcom The Jeffersons, 253 épisodes entre 1975 et 1985. Seymour Kravitz, son papa est producteur dans l'audiovisuel, pour la chaine NBC),
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Lenny Kravitz: „Wir haben uns verändert“ - Frankfurter Rundschau
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Als Sohn der afroamerikanischen Schauspielerin Roxie Roker und des jüdisch-ukrainischen Fernsehproduzenten Sy Kravitz hat Lenny Kravitz viele persönliche Erfahrungen zu diesem Thema gesammelt. Mr. Kravitz, Ihr Titelsong „Black and White America“ klingt
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Lenny Kravitz Returns With 'Black and White America,' Countless Partnerships - Billboard
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The son of filmmaker/TV producer Sy Kravitz (of Ukrainian/Jewish descent) and Florida-born African-American actress Roxie Roker ("The Jeffersons"), the theme of Kravitz's new album is the dynamic(s) of growing up in an interracial environment
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Lenny Kravitz lanza mensaje de igualdad - Diario Deportivo Record
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Así se puede comprender el tema que abre el disco homónimo, 'Black and White America', dedicado a la relación entre la actriz Roxie Roker, afroamericana de origen bahameño, y Seymour 'Sy' Kravitz, un hombre blanco, judío y de ascendencia ucraniana
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Lenny Kravitz interview - Telegraph.co.uk
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It's a reference to his black mother, actress Roxie Roker, and his white Jewish father, television producer Sy Kravitz. “I grew up in a so-called black and white world. I'ma product of a mixed marriage in the Sixties. I'm bi-racial
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Lenny Kravitz, guarda qui il video di 'Stand' - Rockol.it
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Sono nato a metà strada tra quello che si è soliti chiamare il mondo 'bianco' e quello 'nero' (la madre di Kravitz, l'attrice Roxie Roker, era afroamericana, mentre il padre, il produttore Sy Kravitz, aveva ascendenze ebraico-russe, ndr): la mia vita è
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Black And White America - Tonspion - Das MP3 Musikmagazin
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Der Titel und die Coverfotografie deuten es an: Kravitz reflektiert in seinen neuen Songs seine eigene Kindheit in New York und die Anfeindungen, denen seine Eltern - seine Mutter Schauspielerin Roxie Roker stammt von den Bahamas, sein Vater ist der
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L.Kravitzas pasiilgo Lietuvos - Lietuvos žinios
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Leonardas Albertas "Lenny" Kravitzas gimė 1964 metais Niujorke, Bahamų kilmės aktorės Roxie Roker ir televizijos prodiuserio Sy Kravitzo, turinčio Rusijos žydų kraujo, šeimoje. Vaikas buvo pavadintas dėdės, žuvusio Korėjos karo metu, garbei
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Kravitz, un comeback noir et blanc - Qobuz.com
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La chanson-titre Black And White America s'inspire de l'histoire de ses parents, l'actrice noire d'origine bahaméenne Roxie Roker, et le producteur de télévision Sy Kravitz d'origine juive et russe. En avant-goût du CD, on découvre déjà le single Stand
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Lenny Kravitz im Herbst 2011 auf Tour - Regiomusik das Musikportal
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Der Sohn des jüdischen Hollywood-Produzenten Sy Kravitz und der von den Bahamas stammenden Schauspielerin Roxie Roker lebte in New York, bevor die Familie nach Kalifornien weiterzog. Er wuchs mit Jazzmusik auf, sang im Chor und brachte sich selbst bei,
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    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 1995
    Age 65
    Died on December 2, 1995.
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  • FORTIES
  • 1974
    Age 44
    Roker began her professional career with the Negro Ensemble Company and became a successful stage actress. She won an Obie Award in 1974 and was nominated for a Tony Award for her portrayal of Mattie Williams in The River Niger.
    More Details Hide Details She was a reporter on WNEW-TV in New York in the 1970s and hosted a public affairs show for the station known as Inside Bed-Stuy, dealing with events in the Brooklyn neighborhood. She appeared in guest starring roles on many United States television programs from the 1970s through the 1990s, including Punky Brewster, Hangin' with Mr. Cooper, A Different World, Murder, She Wrote, The Love Boat, 227, and Beat the Clock. She also had a small role in the television miniseries Roots and in the movie Claudine. Roker was also a children’s advocate who was cited by the city of Los Angeles for her community work.
  • THIRTIES
  • 1962
    Age 32
    Roker was married to television producer Sy Kravitz from 1962 to 1985, and had a son, Lenny Kravitz. Roker died in Los Angeles, California on December 2, 1995 of breast cancer at the age of 66.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1929
    Born
    Born on August 28, 1929.
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