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Alberta Peal was born on the 9th October 1920 in Cleveland, Ohio USA, and died on the 14th September 2002 in Hollywood, California, USA. As La Wanda Page, she was an actress, singer and dancer, probably best known for her portrayal of Esther Anderson in the sitcom “Sanford and Son” (1972 – 1977). Show business was the main source of La Wanda Page’s net worth and popularity, being active in the entertainment industry from 1960s almost until her death.

How rich was the actress? It has been estimated by authoritative sources that the overall size of La Wanda Page’s net worth was equal to $500,000 at the time of her death.

LaWanda Page Net Worth $500,000

To begin with, La Wanda was raised in St. Louis, Missouri, where she began her career as a strip dancer working in small night clubs, where she was also nicknamed as The Bronze Goddess of Fire, as she was constantly smoking while dancing. Later, she was convinced by her friend Redd Foxx to perform as a stand up comedian, at which she was very successful, considerably increasing the total size of her net worth, somewhat surpisingly as the main subjects of her jokes were African American culture, race relations and human sexuality.

More, La Wanda Page recorded several live albums with her performances with the Laff Records label in the late 1960s and early 1970s. One of the albums called “Watch it, Sucka!” has been certified gold in USA. Page took the title referring to a phrase uttered by her character Esther Anderson in the series “Sanford and Son”. In addition to “Sanford and Son”, Page also appeared in several episodes of the show “Dean Martin Celebrity Roasts”, and over the next two decades guest starred in other television programs, including “Amen, Martin”, “Diff’rent Strokes”, “227” and “Family Matters”. All contributed to her net worth.

In the early 1990s she participated in several songs in the debut album of RuPaul, entitled “Supermodel of the World”, highlighting the success of the song “Supermodel (You Better Work)”; she also appeared in several videos of songs from the above mentioned album. Shortly before her death she performed in a series of humorous commercials of Church’s Chicken, repeating the phrase “Gotta love it!”

Among her film credits include performances in the films “Zapped” by Robert J. Rosenthal, “Mausoleum” (1983) by Michael Dugan, “My Blue Heaven” by Herbert Ross, “West from the North Goes South” (1993) by Steve Ashlee and Valerie Silver, “Don’t Be A Menace To South Central While Drinking Your Juice In The Hood” (1996) by Paris Barclay, among many others. As a result, acting was probably the most important source of La Wanda Page’s income.

Finally, in the personal life of the actress, she was single, although it is known that she had one daughter. One of her personal quotations: “I lived the life I loved, and loved the life I lived.” LaWanda Page died of diabetes in 2002 in Hollywood, California. She is buried in Inglewood Park Cemetery in Inglewood, California, USA.

Quick Facts

Birth date: October 19, 1920, Cleveland, Ohio, United States
Death date: September 14, 2002, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, United States
Profession:Actress, Comedian, Singer
Nationality:American
Children:Clara Estella Roberta Johnson
Siblings:Lynn Hamilton
Record labels:Laff Records
Movies:“Zapped”, “Mausoleum” (1983), “My Blue Heaven”, “West from the North Goes South” (1993), "Shakes the Clown", "Martin", “Don't Be A Menace To South Central While Drinking Your Juice In The Hood” (1996)
TV shows:“Sanford and Son” (1972 – 1977), “Dean Martin Celebrity Roasts”, “Amen, Martin”, “Diff'rent Strokes”, “227”, “Family Matters”
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Interesting Facts

#Fact
1She played the same character (Aunt Esther Anderson) in four different series: Sanford and Son (1972), Sanford Arms (1977), Sanford (1980) and Amazing Stories (1985).
2Appears on Rupauls "Supermodel Of The World Album" and In The Remixes for "Supermodel", Including one named "Lawanda In Your Face Mix". She also appeared in Rupauls Video for "Back To My Roots" as Rupauls Mother.
3Survived by one daughter, Clara Johnson.
4Began her career as a standup comedienne as black theatres and nightclubs, along with comics such as Redd Foxx and Richard Pryor.
5Most fittingly, she appeared in the stage production of "Take It to the Lord...Or Else."
6Her childhood friend, comedian Redd Foxx, gave her the biggest break of her career when he insisted she play his fiery, Bible-thumping sister-in-law Aunt Esther on his hit 70s TV series "Sanford and Son" at the age of 53.
7A one-time dancer and chorus girl billed as "the Bronze Goddess of Fire" before turning to standup comedy.
8Born in Cleveland Ohio, but reared in St. Louis, Missouri.
9Page began her career as a dancer and chorus girl on the club circuit. While performing as a stripper in St. Louis, Missouri, she was billed "The Bronze Goddess of Fire" because she lit cigarettes with her fingertips, swallowed fire and touched flaming torches to her body.


Quotes

#Quote
1I lived the life I loved, and loved the life I lived.


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Filmography

Actress

Actress

TitleYearStatusCharacter
B.A.D. Cats1980TV SeriesMa
Detective School1979TV SeriesCharlene Jenkins
Starsky and Hutch1977-1979TV SeriesMrs. Swayder / Minnie / Lady Bessie
Diff'rent Strokes1979TV SeriesMyrtle Waters
The Love Boat1977TV SeriesStella Marshall
Sanford and Son1973-1977TV SeriesAunt Esther Anderson
Stonestreet: Who Killed the Centerfold Model?1977TV MovieErna
Sanford Arms1977TV SeriesAunt Esther Anderson
West from North Goes South2004Mrs. Potter Gertrude Potter
Dream On1995-1996TV SeriesEddie's Grandmother
Don't Be a Menace to South Central While Drinking Your Juice in the Hood1996Old School's Mom (as La Wanda Page)
Friday1995Old Lady (as Lawanda Page)
The Parent 'Hood1995TV SeriesLawanda
The Sinbad Show1994TV SeriesAunt Lula Mae
The Meteor Man1993Old Nurse
Martin1992-1993TV SeriesEvelyn Porter
CB41993Grandma
CBS Schoolbreak Special1992TV SeriesMrs. Wicker
Family Matters1992TV SeriesElmerita Puckerwood
Shakes the Clown1991Female Clown Barfly (as La Wanda Page)
Amen1991TV SeriesDarla
My Blue Heaven1990/IHotel Maid
In Living Color1990TV Series
Joe Bash1986TV Series
2271986TV SeriesEthel
Amazing Stories1985TV SeriesAunt Esther Anderson
1st & Ten: The Championship1985TV SeriesEarlene's Mother
Mausoleum1983Elsie, the maid (as La Wanda Page)
Hill Street Blues1983TV SeriesAppartment Fire Victim
Good-bye Cruel World1983Wilma
Zapped!1982Mrs. Jones
Sanford1981TV SeriesAunt Esther Anderson

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Sanford and Son1977TV Series performer - 1 episode

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Biography2000TV Series documentaryHerself
E! True Hollywood Story1996TV Series documentaryHerself
The Legend of Dolemite1994DocumentaryHerself
Good Evening, Captain1981TV SpecialHerself
The Alan Hamel Show1979TV SeriesHerself
Dean Martin Celebrity Roast: Suzanne Somers1978TV SpecialHerself
Dean Martin Celebrity Roast: Betty White1978TV SpecialHerself - Comedian
The Dean Martin Celebrity Roast: George Burns1978TV SpecialHerself
Dean Martin Celebrity Roast: Jimmy Stewart1978TV SpecialHerself
The Dean Martin Celebrity Roast: Jack Klugman1978TV SpecialHerself
The Dean Martin Celebrity Roast: Frank Sinatra1978TV SpecialHerself
The Merv Griffin Show1978TV SeriesHerself
Redd Foxx1977TV SeriesHerself
The Richard Pryor Special?1977TV SpecialSister Mabel Williams
Dean Martin Celebrity Roast: Ted Knight1977TV SpecialHerself
Dean Martin Celebrity Roast: Angie Dickinson1977TV SpecialHerself
Dean Martin Celebrity Roast: Redd Foxx1976TV SpecialHerself
Dinah!1975-1976TV SeriesHerself
The Mike Douglas Show1975TV SeriesHerself - Actress

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
TV's 50 Funniest Catch Phrases2009TV MovieHerself
E! True Hollywood Story2003TV Series documentaryHerself

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