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Rosetta LeNoire (born Rosetta Olive Burton; August 8, 1911 – March 17, 2002) was an American stage, screen, and television actress, as well as a Broadway producer and casting agent. LeNoire is known to contemporary audiences for her work in television. She had regular roles on the series Gimme a Break! and Amen but she may be best known for her role as Estelle "Mother Winslow" (Carl's mother) on Family Matters, which ran from 1989-98. In 1999, she was awarded the National Medal of Arts.

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On March 17, 2002, LeNoire died at Holy Name Hospital in Teaneck, New Jersey of complications from diabetes, although an article in TV Guide reported that she died of pneumonia.[3] A resident of the Lillian Booth Actors Home in Englewood, New Jersey, she was 90 years old at the time of her death.