Roxie Roker (The Jeffersons/Lenny Kravitz' mom) 1929-1995

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Roxie Roker, actress. She is best known for her groundbreaking role as Helen Willis on the The Jeffersons, half of the 1st interracial couple to be shown on regular prime time TV. A graduate of Howard University, she began her career with the Negro Ensemble Company and became a successful stage actress, later winning an Obie Award and and a Tony nod her role of Mattie Williams in The River Niger. She is the mother of rock star Lenny Kravitz and the cousin of NBC's Today Show's Al Roker…

Roxie Roker, actress. She is best known for her groundbreaking role as Helen Willis on the The Jeffersons, half of the 1st interracial couple to be shown on regular prime time TV. A graduate of Howard University, she began her career with the Negro Ensemble Company and became a successful stage actress, later winning an Obie Award and and a Tony nod her role of Mattie Williams in The River Niger. She is the mother of rock star Lenny Kravitz and the cousin of NBC's Today Show's Al Roker…

Isabel Sanford and Roxie Roker 07/08/1980 Photo by Audrey L Chiu/Globe Photos

Isabel Sanford and Roxie Roker 07/08/1980 Photo by Audrey L Chiu/Globe Photos

Lovely Roxie Roker in 1976. Yes, of course, she was Lenny Kravitz's mom, Al Roker's cousin and "Helen Willis" on "The Jeffersons." The Miami-born Ms. Roker was also a graduate of Howard University who began her career with renowned Negro Ensemble Company. She was nominated for a Tony Award for her role as "Mattie Williams" in "The River Niger." Photo by Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images.

Lovely Roxie Roker in 1976. Yes, of course, she was Lenny Kravitz's mom, Al Roker's cousin and "Helen Willis" on "The Jeffersons." The Miami-born Ms. Roker was also a graduate of Howard University who began her career with renowned Negro Ensemble Company. She was nominated for a Tony Award for her role as "Mattie Williams" in "The River Niger." Photo by Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images.

Roxie Roker, 1980 Photographic Print by Isaac Sutton at AllPosters.com

Roxie Roker, 1980

Roxie Roker, 1980 Photographic Print by Isaac Sutton at AllPosters.com

Lenny Kravitz is the sexy rock star who was born in New York, the son of actress Roxie Roker(Helen Willis from the Jefferson) ...

Lenny Kravitz is the sexy rock star who was born in New York, the son of actress Roxie Roker(Helen Willis from the Jefferson) ...

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