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LaWanda Page (1920–2002)

Best known for her role as Aunt Esther Anderson on "Sanford And Son", she appeared in many films including "Don't Be A Menace To South Central While Drinking Your Juice In The Hood" (1996), "Friday" (1995), "The Legend of Dolemite" (1994), "West From North Goes South" (1993), "The Meteor Man" (1993), "CB4" (1993), "Shakes The Clown" (1991), "My ... See full bio »

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Sanford and Son
Sanford and Son Aunt Esther Anderson
Friday Old Lady
Mausoleum Elsie, the maid


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 1995 Friday
Old Lady (as Lawanda Page)
 1995 The Parent 'Hood (TV Series)
- Byte Me (1995) ... Lawanda
 1994 The Sinbad Show (TV Series)
Aunt Lula Mae
- Family Reunion (1994) ... Aunt Lula Mae (as Lawanda Page)
 1992-1993 Martin (TV Series)
- Variety Show (1993) ... Evelyn
- Boyz 'R Us (1992) ... Evelyn
 1993 CB4
 1992 CBS Schoolbreak Special (TV Series)
Mrs. Wicker
- Words Up! (1992) ... Mrs. Wicker
 1992 Family Matters (TV Series)
Elmerita Puckerwood
- Brown Bombshell (1992) ... Elmerita Puckerwood
 1991 Shakes the Clown
Female Clown Barfly (as La Wanda Page)
 1991 Amen (TV Series)
- Deliverance: Part 1 (1991) ... Darla
- Date with an Angel (1991) ... Darla (as La Wanda Page)
- Ernie and the Sublimes (1991) ... Darla
 1986 Joe Bash (TV Series)
- Cash (1986)
 1986 227 (TV Series)
- Pick Six (1986) ... Ethel
 1985 1st & Ten: The Championship (TV Series)
Earlene's Mother
- Uneasy Lies the Head (1985) ... Earlene's Mother
 1983 Mausoleum
Elsie, the maid (as La Wanda Page)
 1983 Hill Street Blues (TV Series)
Appartment Fire Victim
- Moon Over Uranus: The Sequel (1983) ... Appartment Fire Victim (uncredited)
 1983 Good-bye Cruel World
 1982 Zapped!
Mrs. Jones
 1981 Sanford (TV Series)
Aunt Esther Anderson
- To Keep a Thief (1981) ... Aunt Esther Anderson (credit only)
- Private Lives (1981) ... Aunt Esther Anderson (credit only)
- Cal's Illegal Alien (1981) ... Aunt Esther Anderson (credit only)
- Jury Duty (1981) ... Aunt Esther Anderson (credit only)
 1980 B.A.D. Cats (TV Series)
- Pilot (1980) ... Ma
 1979 Detective School (TV Series)
Charlene Jenkins
- The Bank Job (1979) ... Charlene Jenkins
- Farewell, My Miss Glendale (1979) ... Charlene Jenkins
- The Killer-Diller Lingerie Caper (1979) ... Charlene Jenkins
- Masseuse in the Cold, Cold Ground (1979) ... Charlene Jenkins
- One Word Is Worth a Thousand Pictures (1979) ... Charlene Jenkins
 1977-1979 Starsky and Hutch (TV Series)
Mrs. Swayder / Minnie / Lady Bessie
- Targets Without a Badge: Part 3 (1979) ... Mrs. Swayder (as La Wanda Page)
- Targets Without a Badge: Part 2 (1979) ... Mrs. Swayder (as La Wanda Page)
- Starsky and Hutch on Playboy Island (1977) ... Minnie (uncredited)
- Huggy Bear and the Turkey (1977) ... Lady Bessie (as La Wanda Page)
 1979 Diff'rent Strokes (TV Series)
Myrtle Waters
- The Relative (1979) ... Myrtle Waters (as La Wanda Page)
 1977 The Love Boat (TV Series)
Stella Marshall
- A Tasteful Affair/Oh, Dale!/The Main Event (1977) ... Stella Marshall
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Alternate Names:

La Wanda Page | Lawanda Page

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Personal Quote:

I lived the life I loved, and loved the life I lived.


Her childhood friend, comedian Redd Foxx, gave her the biggest break of her career when he insisted she play his fiery, Bible-thumping sister-in-law Aunt Esther on his hit 70s TV series "Sanford and Son" at the age of 53. See more »

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