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SANFORD'S 'AUNT ESTHER' ACTRESS DIES
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Several years ago, open-minded New Yorkers defended Damien Hirst's right to display his shocking artwork, featuring dead cow carcasses, at the Brooklyn Museum of Art. Now the British conceptual artist once again is drawing fire from irate locals, this tim
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Today is Friday, Oct. 19, the 292nd day of 2001 with 73 to follow.
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LaWanda Page, born Alberta Peal (October 19, 1920 - September 14, 2002) was an American actress best known for her portrayal of Aunt Esther in the 1970s sitcom Sanford and Son.

Raised in St. Louis, Missouri, Page began her career in show business working small nightclubs, billed as "The Bronze Goddess of Fire," an act which included her lighting cigarettes with her fingertips. She performed this feat on an episode of Sanford and Son, in which Fred held a circus in his front yard.

Page was convinced by her friend Redd Foxx to become a stand-up comedienne. She recorded several live comedy albums for the Laff Records label in the late 1960s and early 1970s; One release, a gold-selling album called Watch it, Sucka!, was titled after one of Aunt Esther's catchphrases to capitalize on her newfound TV fame.

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