Olivia Cole, Emmy-winning ‘Roots’ Actress, Useless At 75

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Actress Olivia Cole, who’s best-known for her function on the TV sequence “Roots,” died final Friday.

She was 75.

Cole starred on the ‘70s sequence as Ben Vereen’s character Hen George’s spouse Mathilda. She obtained an Emmy for her efficiency on the hit miniseries based mostly on Alex Haley’s Pulitzer Prize-winning guide.

Deadline confirmed she handed away at her residence in San Miguel Allende, Mexico on Jan. 19.

The New York Occasions reported Cole died of a coronary heart assault. Susie Schwarz from SBD Companions, the place Cole had been for over 35 years, instructed Deadline she was not conscious of the actress being unwell.

Along with her well-known “Roots” function, Cole went on to star on TV sequence like “Szysznyk” from 1977 to 1978. She appeared on a number of different mini sequence within the late ‘70s, ‘80s and early ‘90s, together with “Report back to Murphy,” “North and South,” “The Girls of Brewster Place” and “L.A. Legislation.”

Her final function was within the brief “Be Good, Be Good” in 2011.

She was married to actor Richard Enterprise, who died in December. The pair had divorced in 1982.

Cole lived in Mexico for almost the final 30 years.

 
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