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|Known for:||Roots, Claudine, Amazon Women on the Moon|
|Birth name:||Roxie Albertha Roker|
|Birthday:||28 August 1929, Miami, Florida, USA|
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TriviaMother of rock star Lenny Kravitz When she auditioned for her role in "The Jeffersons" (1975), the producer mentioned to her that he wasn't sure she looked believable as a African-American woman married to a white man. In response, she produced a family picture with her husband who was white. As a result, she was immediately cast. Born in Miami and raised in Brooklyn, her father was a emigre from the Bahamas. As wife "Helen Willis" on "The Jeffersons" (1975), she and white actor Franklin Cover broke barriers by becoming the first Caucasian-African-American married couple on prime-time TV. Was nominated for Broadway's 1974 Tony Award as Best Supporting or Featured Actress (Dramatic) for "The River Niger." Was a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. Grandmother of Zoë Kravitz. Son Lenny Kravitz wrote the song "Thinking of You" after her departure. In the video, he was singing behind a photo of the mother, when young.