LaWanda Page (1920–2002)


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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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Known For

Friday Old Lady
(1995)
Sanford and Son Aunt Esther Anderson
(1973-1977)
Shakes the Clown Female Clown Barfly
(1991)
Amazing Stories Aunt Esther Anderson
(1985)

Filmography

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 2004 West from North Goes South
Mrs. Potter / Gertrude Potter
 1995-1996 Dream On (TV Series)
Eddie's Grandmother
- Finale - Part One (1996) ... Eddie's Grandmother
- Little Orphan Eddie (1995) ... Eddie's Grandmother
 1995 Friday
Old Lady (as Lawanda Page)
 1995 The Parent 'Hood (TV Series)
Lawanda
- Byte Me (1995) ... Lawanda
 1994 The Sinbad Show (TV Series)
Aunt Lula Mae
- Family Reunion (1994) ... Aunt Lula Mae (as Lawanda Page)
 1993 The Meteor Man
Old Nurse
 1993 RuPaul: Supermodel, You Better Work (Music Video)
Narrator (voice)
 1992-1993 Martin (TV Series)
Evelyn Porter
- Baby You Can Drive My Car (1993) ... Evelyn Porter
- Variety Show (1993) ... Evelyn Porter
- The Great Payne Robbery (1992) ... Evelyn Porter
- Boyz 'R Us (1992) ... Evelyn Porter
 1993 CB4
Grandma (as La Wanda Page)
 1992 CBS Schoolbreak Special (TV Series short)
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 Talkin' Dirty After Dark
Angel / Devil (as La Wanda Page)
 1991 Amen (TV Series)
Darla
- Deliverance: Part 1 (1991) ... Darla
- Date with an Angel (1991) ... Darla (as La Wanda Page)
- Ernie and the Sublimes (1991) ... Darla
 1990/I My Blue Heaven
Hotel Maid
 1986 Joe Bash (TV Series)
- Cash (1986)
 1986 227 (TV Series)
Ethel
- Pick Six (1986) ... Ethel
 1985 1st & Ten (TV Series)
Earlene's Mother
- Uneasy Lies the Head (1985) ... Earlene's Mother
 1985 Amazing Stories (TV Series)
Aunt Esther Anderson
- Remote Control Man (1985) ... Aunt Esther Anderson
 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)
 1982 Good-bye Cruel World
Wilma
 1982 Zapped!
Mrs. Jones
 1981 Sanford (TV Series)
Aunt Esther Anderson
- Private Lives (1981) ... Aunt Esther Anderson (credit only)
- Gaslight (1981) ... Aunt Esther Anderson
- Love Is Blind (1981) ... Aunt Esther Anderson (credit only)
- Cal the Coward (1981) ... Aunt Esther Anderson (credit only)
- Fred Has the Big One (1981) ... Aunt Esther Anderson (credit only)
 1980 B.A.D. Cats (TV Series)
Ma
- 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 Voodoo 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)
 1979 Brothers and Sisters (TV Series)
Hattie
- Pilot (1979) ... Hattie
 1977 Sanford Arms (TV Series)
Aunt Esther Anderson
- Young Love (1977) ... Aunt Esther Anderson
- The Wedding Reception (1977) ... Aunt Esther Anderson
- The TV Show (1977) ... Aunt Esther Anderson
- The Ernie Williams Memorial Golf Course (1977) ... Aunt Esther Anderson
- Phil's Past (1977) ... Aunt Esther Anderson
 1977 The Love Boat (TV Series)
Stella Marshall
- A Tasteful Affair/Oh, Dale!/The Main Event (1977) ... Stella Marshall
 1973-1977 Sanford and Son (TV Series)
Aunt Esther Anderson
- School Daze (1977) ... Aunt Esther Anderson
- Fred Sings the Blues (1977) ... Aunt Esther Anderson
- Funny, You Don't Look It (1977) ... Aunt Esther Anderson (as La Wanda Page)
- The Lucky Streak (1977) ... Aunt Esther Anderson
- Fred the Activist (1977) ... Aunt Esther Anderson
 1975 Grady (TV Mini Series)
Esther
- Merry Birthday, Happy Xmas (1975) ... Esther
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Other Works:

TV ads for Church's Chicken Restaurant (2000) See more »

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Alternate Names:

La Wanda Page | Lawanda Page

Parents:

Willie Richmond | Estella Small
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

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

Trivia:

Played the same character (Aunt Esther Anderson) in four different series: Sanford and Son (1972), Sanford Arms (1977), Sanford (1980), and Amazing Stories (1985). See more »

Trademark:

Aunt Esther Anderson on "Sanford And Son"

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