Actress Esther Rolle was an American actress. She is best known for her role as Florida Evans on the CBS television sitcom Maude and its spin-off series Good Times. | 1920-1998

Actress Esther Rolle was an American actress. She is best known for her role as Florida Evans on the CBS television sitcom Maude and its spin-off series Good Times. | 1920-1998

Too Black For America: 1950's Beauty Helen Williams - The First African American Fashion Model >>Helen Williams was the 1st female African American fashion model to break into the mainstream.   But it was the French, rather than the Americans, that embraced her.

Too Black For America: 1950's Beauty Helen Williams - The First African American Fashion Model >>Helen Williams was the 1st female African American fashion model to break into the mainstream. But it was the French, rather than the Americans, that embraced her.

Gloria Hendry and Jim Kelly - American actor and martial artist Jim Kelly and actor Gloria Hendry in the film Black Belt Jones1974 #sport #movie #actor

Gloria Hendry and Jim Kelly - American actor and martial artist Jim Kelly and actor Gloria Hendry in the film Black Belt Jones1974 #sport #movie #actor

Portrait of American actor Cicely Tyson, United States, 1968, photograph by Eve Arnold. Tyson, who most recently was awarded an honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters from Columbia University, still works in her 90s, and has in the past portrayed civil rights leader Coretta Scott King..

Portrait of American actor Cicely Tyson, United States, 1968, photograph by Eve Arnold. Tyson, who most recently was awarded an honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters from Columbia University, still works in her 90s, and has in the past portrayed civil rights leader Coretta Scott King..

Teresa Graves spent a memorable season as a cast member of Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In (1969-70). After a highly successful 1974 TV movie, Get Christie Love!, she reprised the role in a weekly series (1974-75, ABC), becoming the first African American woman to star in her own hour-long TV drama series.

Teresa Graves spent a memorable season as a cast member of Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In (1969-70). After a highly successful 1974 TV movie, Get Christie Love!, she reprised the role in a weekly series (1974-75, ABC), becoming the first African American woman to star in her own hour-long TV drama series.

Comedian Redd Foxx with his second wife, dancer, Betty Jean Harris. They were married from 1956-1975

Comedian Redd Foxx with his second wife, dancer, Betty Jean Harris. They were married from 1956-1975

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