October 1, 1906
Nassau, New Providence, Bahamas
|Died||July 20, 1982
New York City, New York, U.S.
Esther Rolle (sisters; both deceased)
|Awards||1969 NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actress in a Motion Picture The Learning Tree|
Estelle Rolle Evans (October 1, 1906 – July 20, 1982) was a Bahamian American actress during the 20th century. Some of her most famous appearances were in the movies The Quiet One (1948), To Kill a Mockingbird (1962), and The Learning Tree (1969).
Personal life and death
Evans was born Estelle Rolle on October 1, 1906, in Nassau, New Providence, The Bahamas, to parents Jonathan and Elizabeth Iris Rolle (née Dames). She was the oldest of eighteen children. Her sisters include actresses Rosanna Carter and Esther Rolle.
|1948||The Quiet One||The Mother|
|1962||To Kill a Mockingbird||Calpurnia|
|1963||Naked City||Crossing Guard|
|1969||The Learning Tree||Sarah|
|1977||A Piece of the Action||Alberta Ballard|
|1981||See China and Die||1st Maid||TV Movie|
|1982||Tales of the Unknown South||TV Movie
Segment: "The Half-Pint Flask"
- Estelle Evans at the Internet Movie Database
- Estelle Evans at Find a Grave
- Estelle Evans and the Learning Tree: How Bahamas-Born Actress Got Star Role in Parks' Film
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