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Rosetta LeNoire (1911–2002)


Born Rosetta Olive Barton, she was the goddaughter of famed tap dancer Bill "Bojangles" Robinson. She was in the landmark all-black version of "Macbeth," directed by Orson Welles in the 1930s. Former president Bill Clinton presented her with the National Medal of the Arts in 1999. Appeared in the movies "Moscow on the Hudson" (1984), "Brewster's ... See full bio »

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Known For

Family Matters
Family Matters Estelle 'Mother' Winslow
(1989-1997)
Moscow on the Hudson
(1984)
Brewster's Millions
Brewster's Millions Judge R. Woods
(1985)

Filmography

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 1998 Cosby (TV Series)
Nurse
- Playground Scar (1998) ... Nurse
 1989-1997 Family Matters (TV Series)
Estelle 'Mother' Winslow
- Deck the Malls (1997) ... Estelle 'Mother' Winslow
- Father Time (1997) ... Estelle 'Mother' Winslow
- Love Triangles (1997) ... Estelle 'Mother' Winslow
- Home Again (1996) ... Estelle 'Mother' Winslow
- Karate Kids (1996) ... Estelle 'Mother' Winslow
 1990 Maverick Square (TV Movie)
Mrs. Lewis
 1987-1988 Amen (TV Series)
Leola Forbes / Leola Hudson
- The Deacon's Donkey (1988) ... Leola Forbes
- Thelma's Handyman (1988) ... Leola Forbes
- The Twelve Songs of Christmas (1987) ... Leola Forbes
- Thelma's Little Girl (1987) ... Leola Forbes
- Rolly's Wedding (1987) ... Leola Forbes
 1987 The Father Clements Story (TV Movie)
Mrs. Clements
 1985-1987 Gimme a Break! (TV Series)
Maybelle 'Mama' Harper
- Mama's Date (1987) ... Maybelle 'Mama' Harper
- Save the Church (1987) ... Maybelle 'Mama' Harper
- Parents' Week: Part 2 (1987) ... Maybelle 'Mama' Harper
- Joey's Hero (1987) ... Maybelle 'Mama' Harper
- The Window: Part 2 (1987) ... Maybelle 'Mama' Harper
 1986 Whatever It Takes
Millie
 1985 Tales from the Darkside (TV Series)
Miss Gillis
- Parlour Floor Front (1985) ... Miss Gillis
 1985 Brewster's Millions
Judge R. Woods (as Rosetta Le Noire)
 1984 Great Performances (TV Series)
Rheba
- You Can't Take It with You (1984) ... Rheba
 1984 Lily in Love
Rosanna
 1984 Moscow on the Hudson
The Judge (as Rosetta Le Noire)
 1983 Daniel
Prison Matron
 1982 Benny's Place (TV Movie)
 1980 Big Blonde (TV Movie)
Nettie
 1978 Mandy's Grandmother (Short)
Librarian
 1978 Fantasy Island (TV Series)
Mama La
- Family Reunion/Voodoo (1978) ... Mama La
 1977 The Royal Family (TV Movie)
Della
 1977 Ryan's Hope (TV Series)
Miriam George
- Episode #1.487 (1977) ... Miriam George
- Episode #1.475 (1977) ... Miriam George
- Episode #1.471 (1977) ... Miriam George
- Episode #1.470 (1977) ... Miriam George
- Episode #1.468 (1977) ... Miriam George
 1976 Thank You, M'am (Short)
Mrs. Luella Bates Washington Jones
 1975/I The Sunshine Boys
Odessa, Willy's nurse (as Rosetta Le Noire)
 1975 Guess Who's Coming to Dinner (TV Movie)
Tillie
 1973 Calucci's Department (TV Series)
Mizzi Gordon
- The $80 Heist (1973) ... Mizzi Gordon
 1972 Fritz the Cat
Bertha / Additional Female Crows (voice)
 1970 A World Apart (TV Series)
Matilda
 1966 ABC Stage 67 (TV Series)
Woman
 1964 The Doctors and the Nurses (TV Series)
Bessie
- Next Stop, Valhalla (1964) ... Bessie
 1964 Another World (TV Series)
Gloria Metcalf (1972)
 1962 Armstrong Circle Theatre (TV Series)
Kathy
- Journey to Oblivion (1962) ... Kathy
 1960 Play of the Week (TV Series)
Belle
- Seven Times Monday (1960) ... Belle
- The Velvet Glove (1960)
 1958 Anna Lucasta
Stella (as Rosetta Lenoire)
 1957 The Green Pastures (TV Movie)
Noah's Wife
 1957 Studio One in Hollywood (TV Series)
Mary Ellen Bailey / Maid
- The Mother Bit (1957) ... Maid
- The Defender: Part 2 (1957) ... Mary Ellen Bailey
- The Defender: Part 1 (1957) ... Mary Ellen Bailey
 1952 Guiding Light (TV Series)
Leona Herbert (1971-1972)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Played and sang the role of Queenie in the 1966 Lincoln Center production of "Show Boat". See more »

Alternate Names:

Rosetta Le Noire | Rosetta Lenoire

Height:

5' 2" (1.57 m)
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

I produce musicals. Music is one avenue where no one seems to have any discriminatory attitudes. Theatre techniques are a marvelous implement to bring people of all races, colors and creeds together.

Trivia:

Was directed by Orson Welles in a landmark, all-black version of "Macbeth" in the 1930s. See more »

Star Sign:

Leo

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