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Royce Wallace
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Royce Wallace makes a guest appearance on "Sanford and Son" as Mrs. Gordon, Janet's mother in Season 5.
Vital Information
Gender: Female
Birthplace: Nebraska, U.S.
Died November 24, 1992(1992-11-24) (aged 67)
Deathplace: Ventura, California, U.S.
Years active: 1942-1992, her death
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Character/series involvement
Appeared on/
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Sanford and Son
Episodes appeared in: 2 in Seasons 1 and 6
Character(s) played: Aunt Rosetta / Mrs. Gordon
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Royce Wallace (May 9, 1925 - November 24, 1992) was an American veteran stage and screen actress who had a long distinguished career in films and television from the 1960s through the 1980s. She has appeared in mostly guest roles on shows such as Sanford and Son, Benson, Soap, Quincy, M.E. and in miniseries such as Roots: The Next Generations. [1][2] Royce appeared in two episodes of Sanford and Son, first as Aunt Rosetta in the episode "Here Comes the Bride, There Goes the Bride" in Season 1, then as Mrs. Gordon, Janet Lawson's mother, in the Season 5 episode "I Dream of Choo-Choo Rabinowitz".


Wallace first got her acting start on Broadway, appearing in such productions throughout the 1940s and 1950s as Funny Girl (1968) and Carmen Jones (1943, which ran for 2 years!) which was her first stage appearance. In the 1960s, Wallace was a founding co-member of the Cambridge Players theatrical group, a group which included some of the most distinguished veteran black actresses such as Esther Rolle of Good Times TV show fame), Lynn Hamilton (who starred as "Donna" on the hit NBC-TV sitcom Sanford and Son), and Helen Martin of NBC-TV's 227 TV show fame.



Wallace died on November 24, 1992 in Ventura, California at the age of 67


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