Estelle Evans

  • Birth Name: Estelle Rolle
  • Birth Place: Rolle Town, Bahamas
  • Died: July 20, 1985
  • Profession: Actor
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  • One of 18 siblings; she and the elder children were born in the Bahamas, and the rest of the brood (including sister Esther Rolle) was born after the family moved to Florida.
  • Worked for the New York City public school district before becoming an actor.
  • Studied with the American Negro Theatre in Harlem, N.Y.
  • Made her Broadway debut in the play Our Lan' in 1947.


  • Elizabeth Rolle — Mother
  • Marsha — Daughter
  • Esther Rolle — Sister
  • Walter Evans — Husband
  • Rosanna Carter — Sister
  • Charles Evans — Son
  • Jonathan Rolle — Father


  • Attended Talladega College, Talladega, Alabama, United States; City University of New York, Hunter College, New York, New York, United States

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