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Rosetta LeNoire

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Rosetta LeNoire (August 8, 1911 - March 17, 2002) was an American stage, screen, and television actress, as well as a Broadway producer and casting agent. As a young girl LeNoire suffered from rickets, which her godfather, Bill "Bojangles" Robinson, helped her overcome by teaching her to dance. LeNoire made her acting debut in a 1939 production of The Hot Mikado, starring Robinson, in which she played "Little Maid From School" Peep-Bo. She also appeared onstage, mostly as a singer and dancer, in I Had a Ball, Bassa Moona, Marching with Jimmy, Janie, Decision, Three's a Family, Destry Rides Again, and the Off Broadway Double Entry (two one-act musicals showcasing Lenoire: "The Bible Salesman," with a pre-SNL Garrett Morris, and "The Oldest Trick in the World" with Jane Connell). LeNoire is best known to contemporary audiences for her work in television. She had regular roles on the series Gimme a Break! and Amen, and is best known for her role as Estelle Winslow on Family Matters. In 1999, she was awarded the National Medal of Arts. Description above from the Wikipedia article Rosetta LeNoire, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

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Aug 8, 1911 In New York City, New York, United States
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the series Studio One 1948-11-07
Latest Project:
Movie Curtain Call 2000-01-01
Known For
Poster of Curtain Call
Poster of Amen
Poster of The Royal Family
Poster of Fritz the Cat
Movie Scandalize My Name: Stories from the Blacklist Herself 2000-01-01
Movie Curtain Call 2000-01-01
Series Family Matters Estelle Winslow 1989-09-22
Series Amen 1986-09-27
Movie Moscow on the Hudson The Judge (as Rosetta Le Noire) 1984-06-04
Series Tales from the Darkside Unknown 1984-09-30
Series Gimme a Break! Unknown 1981-10-29
Movie The Royal Family Della 1977-11-09
Movie The Sunshine Boys Odessa, Willy's nurse 1975-11-06
Movie Fritz the Cat (voice) 1972-04-12
Series Another World 1964-05-04
Movie Anna Lucasta Stella (as Rosetta Lenoire) 1958-11-01
Series Hallmark Hall of Fame Unknown 1951-12-24
Series Studio One Unknown 1948-11-07