Roxie Roker was a beautiful Bahamian-American actress who is well known for her role as Helen Willis on The Jeffersons. Before her role catapulted her into the limelight, she was a reporter for a local news station in New York and a children’s advocate. Roxie was very proud of her Bahamian roots and whenever she had the chance to share it or reflect it on the big screen, she jumped at the opportunity.
I was shocked to learn that Roxie is the mother of famous rocker Lenny Kravitz. I had the biggest crush on Lenny and I’m still a fan of his music. Many find it hard to believe Lenny Kravitz is 54 years old because he doesn’t look it. One word: Melanin. His father was the late Sy Kravitz, a film producer who passed away October 29, 2005. Roxie passed away December 2, 1995.
One of the things that stood out to me about Roxie is how her granddaughter, actress Zoe Kravitz, shares some of her same mannerisms and at times resembles her. Funny how genes and genetics work when it comes to family and descendants. Speaking of her family, did you know she was also the cousin of famous weatherman Al Roker? I would have never put two and two together.
Until next time…