LaWanda Page was an American actress and comedian best known for her role as Esther “Aunt Esther” Anderson in the popular television sitcom Sanford and Son which originally aired from 1972 until 1977. Page later reprised this role in the short-lived television shows Sanford Arms and Sanford. She also co-starred in the 1979 short-lived series Detective School.
|Birth name:||Alberta Peal|
|Born:||October 19, 1920, Cleveland, Ohio, U.S.|
|Died:||September 14, 2002, Hollywood, California, U.S.|
|Medium:||stand-up, television, film|
|Genres:||Word play, observational comedy, Black comedy, blue comedy|
|Subject(s):||human sexuality, race relations, African-American culture|
|IMDb:||LaWanda Page’s IMDb|
About LaWanda Page
Actress who played Aunt Esther from the acclaimed 1970s TV sitcom Sanford and Son.
She was already a successful comedienne, touring clubs around Los Angeles and St. Louis, when she was cast in Sanford and Son.
Redd Foxx, who played Sanford on the show, personally intervened to have her cast and threatened to walk off the show if she was replaced.
She was born in Cleveland, Ohio and raised in St. Louis, Missouri.
She also had a memorable appearance on the Keenen Ivory Wayans‘ cult comedy Don’t Be a Menace to South Central While Drinking Your Juice in the Hood.
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- Comedians from Missouri
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- Actresses from St. Louis
- Burials at Inglewood Park Cemetery
- African-American comedians
- American women comedians
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