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Esther Rolle

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The Resume

    (November 8, 1920-November 17, 1998)
    Daughter of Caribbean immigrants
    Starred in CBS comedies ‘Maude (1972-1974)’ and ‘Good Times (1974-1979)’
    Acted in ‘Rosewood (1997),’ ‘Driving Miss Daisy (1989),’ ‘The Mighty Quinn’ (1989)’ ‘I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings (1979)’ and ‘Summer of my German Soldier (1979)’

Why she might be annoying:

    She didn’t have a neck.
    Despite trying to avoid stereotypical roles, she usually portrayed one anyway.
    She was 20 years older than John Amos, who played her husband in 'Good Times.'
    She took off a season of ‘Good Times’ because she thought the character of J.J. was a poor role model for black children.
    She was obese.
    She was divorced.

Why she might not be annoying:

    She portrayed all of her characters with great dignity.
    She gave ‘Good Times’ what little dignity and class it had.
    She stood up to the producers at CBS to improve the quality of ‘Good Times’ (even though it didn’t really work).
    She graduated Spelman College.
    She won an Emmy and several off-Broadway awards.

Credit: Xer

Featured in the following Annoying Collections:

Year In Review:

    For 2023, as of last week, Out of 3 Votes: 33.33% Annoying
    In 2022, Out of 6 Votes: 33.33% Annoying
    In 2021, Out of 11 Votes: 27.27% Annoying
    In 2020, Out of 75 Votes: 44.00% Annoying
    In 2019, Out of 3 Votes: 33.33% Annoying
    In 2018, Out of 3 Votes: 0% Annoying
    In 2017, Out of 7 Votes: 85.71% Annoying
    In 2016, Out of 13 Votes: 76.92% Annoying
    In 2015, Out of 8 Votes: 37.50% Annoying
    In 2014, Out of 12 Votes: 41.67% Annoying
    In 2013, Out of 19 Votes: 52.63% Annoying
    In 2012, Out of 11 Votes: 27.27% Annoying
    In 2011, Out of 18 Votes: 38.89% Annoying
    In 2010, Out of 28 Votes: 42.86% Annoying
    In 2009, Out of 50 Votes: 38.00% Annoying
    In 2008, Out of 68 Votes: 36.76% Annoying
    In 2007, Out of 128 Votes: 45.31% Annoying
    In 2006, Out of 195 Votes: 41.03% Annoying
    In 2005, Out of 215 Votes: 42.79% Annoying