DEAD: ON THIS DATE
-American actress (Helen Willis on The Jeffersons)
Roxie Albertha Roker (August 28, 1929 – December 2, 1995) was a Bahamian American actress who portrayed Helen Willis on the CBS sitcom The Jeffersons (1975–1985), half of the first interracial couple to be shown on regular prime time television. She was the mother of rock artist Lenny Kravitz.
DEATH: Roker died in Los Angeles, California, on December 2, 1995, of breast cancer at the age of 66.