Estelle Evans

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Estelle Evans
Estelle Evans in The Quiet One.jpg
Evans in The Quiet One, 1948
Estelle Rolle

(1906-10-01)October 1, 1906
DiedJuly 20, 1985(1985-07-20) (aged 78)
Years active1948-1980
Spouse(s)Walter Evans
ChildrenEliza Evans
Ella Evans
Estella Evans
Parent(s)Jonathan Rolle
Elizabeth Rolle
RelativesRosanna Carter
Esther Rolle (sisters; both deceased)
Awards1969 NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actress in a Motion Picture The Learning Tree

Estelle Rolle Evans (October 1, 1906 – July 20, 1985) 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).

Evans was the sister of actresses Rosanna Carter and Esther Rolle.

Personal life and death[edit]

Evans was born Estelle Rolle on October 1, 1906, in Nassau, New Providence, The Bahamas,[1] 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.

Evans was married once, to Walter Evans. The two had three daughters: Eliza, Ella and Estella Evans.[2][3]

Evans played Calpurnia in the 1962 film version of To Kill a Mockingbird and acted in several other major movies and television shows.

Evans died on July 20, 1985, in New York City, New York and was buried in Westview Community Cemetery in Pompano Beach, Florida. She was 78 years old. [4]


Year Title Role Notes
1948 The Quiet One The Mother Documentary
1962 To Kill a Mockingbird Calpurnia
1963 Naked City Crossing Guard TV Series
1969 The Learning Tree Sarah
1975 The Jeffersons Mary TV Series
1975 Good Times Alice TV Series
1977 A Piece of the Action Alberta Ballard
1981 See China and Die 1st Maid TV Movie
1982 The Clairvoyant Francine
1982 Tales of the Unknown South TV Movie
(segment "The Half-Pint Flask")
(final film role)



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