Mother of Lenny Kravitz and the star of the longtime running television sitcom The Jeffersons.
She began her acting career while working with the Negro Ensemble Company.
She was a member of the Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority during her time at Howard University.
She was married to Sy Kravitz from 1962 to 1985.
She co-starred with Isabel Sanford on The Jeffersons.