Olivia Cole

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Cole in 1977

Olivia Carlena Cole (November 26, 1942 – January 19, 2018) was an American actress. She was born in Memphis, Tennessee. Her career began in 1954 and ended when she retired in 2011. Cole won an Emmy Award for her role as Chicken George's wife, Matilda in the 1977 miniseries Roots.[1] She was also known for her role as Maggie Rogers in the 1979 miniseries Backstairs at the White House.

Cole died at the age of 75 at her home in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico on January 19, 2018, after a heart attack.[2]

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  1. "Olivia Cole". Emmys.com. Retrieved March 28, 2013.
  2. "Olivia Cole, Actress in 'Roots' and 'Backstairs at the White House,' Dies at 75". The Hollywood Reporter. January 24, 2018. Retrieved January 24, 2018.

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