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BLACK SOCIAL HISTORY : AFRICAN AMERICAN " ESTELLE EVANS " WAS AN ACTRESS DURING THE 20th CENTURY : GOES INTO THE " HALL OF BLACK GENIUS "

           BLACK     SOCIAL     HISTORY                                                                                                                                                                                                           Estelle Evans


































Estelle Evans
BornEstelle Rolle
October 1, 1906
NassauNew Providence,Bahamas
DiedJuly 20, 1985 (aged 78)
New York CityNew York
OccupationActress
Years active1948-1985
ReligionFreemason
Spouse(s)Walter Evans
ChildrenEliza Evans
Ella Evans
Estella Evans
ParentsJonathan Rolle
Elizabeth Rolle
RelativesRosanna Carter
Esther Rolle (sisters; both deceased)
Awards1969 NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actress in a Motion Picture The Learning Tree
Estelle Evans, (October 1, 1906-July 20, 1985), was a Bahamian American actress during the 20th century. Some of her most famous appearances were in the movies The Quiet One, (1948), To Kill a Mockingbird, (1962), and The Learning Tree, (1969).
Evans was the sister of actresses Rosanna Carter and Esther Rolle.

Personal life and death

Evans was born Estelle Rolle on October 1, 1906, in NassauNew ProvidenceThe Bahamas,[1] to parents Jonathan and Elizabeth Iris Rolle (née Dames). She was the oldest of eighteen children. Her sisters include actresses Rosanna Carter and Esther Rolle.
Evans was married once, to Walter Evans. The two had three daughters: Eliza, Ella and Estella Evans.[2][3]
Evans played Calpurnia in the 1962 film version of To Kill a Mockingbird and acted in several other major movies and television shows.
Evans died on July 20, 1985, in New York CityNew York. She was 78 years old. [4]

Filmography


YearTitleRoleNotes
1948The Quiet OneThe Mother
1962To Kill a MockingbirdCalpurnia
1963Naked CityCrossing Guard
1969The Learning TreeSarah
1975The JeffersonsMary
1975Good TimesAlice
1977A Piece of the ActionAlberta Ballard
1981See China and Die1st MaidTV Movie
1982The ClairvoyantFrancine
1984Tales of the Unknown SouthTV Movie
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