Roslyn Grodzin (Alexander)
Born: August 22, 1924
Died: May 30, 2019
Roslyn Grodzin attended Senn High School in Chicago, and Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois where she studied theater. During college, she performed in summer stock theaters and on numerous radio shows, often playing several roles on the same program. She continued performing on stage, in movies and on television under her stage name Roslyn Alexander. In 1980 she won the coveted Joseph Jefferson Award for the best performance by an actress in Chicago for her performance in "Wings," a one-person play performed at Wisdom Bridge Theater. Her last stage performance was in the role of Emma Goldman, a political activist and writer, another one-person play she wrote herself. Roslyn will be long remembered for her commitment and generosity to the Anshe Emet Synagogue as well as to other exemplary institutions.
In 1945 Roslyn married Nelson Zimmett who predeceased her in 1963. She later married Sam Grodzin who survives her. She was also predeceased by her daughter, Deborah Zimmett Becker, and by her brother, Edward Yastrow. In addition to her husband, Sam, she is survived by her son, Mark Zimmett (Joan) of New York, and her daughter, Tina Zimmett Bloomenthal (Walter). She is also survived by her grandchildren Nora Zimmett Kravitz (Randy) and Lili Zimmett Issaly (Antoine), Noah, Isaac and Neil Becker, Dan Bloomenthal and Sarah Bloomenthal Kaplan (Sam), and by her great-grandchildren,