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|Also Known As:||Eddie Anderson,Edmund L Anderson,Rochester,Eddie "Rochester" Anderson||Died:||February 28, 1977|
|Born:||September 18, 1905||Cause of Death:||congestive heart failure|
|Birth Place:||Oakland, California, USA||Profession:||Cast ... actor chorus boy|
This gravel-voiced African-American comic player from the vaudeville stage and nightclub revues is best remembered as Jack Benny's worried valet and straight man, 'Rochester' for 28 years on Benny's radio and later TV show (1950-65). Although he entered films in the late 1920s usually playing stereotyped servants, and appeared as Noah in "Green Pastures" (1936) and Uncle Peter in "Gone With the Wind" (1939), the rolling-eyed Anderson had his most notable film performance as the lead opposite Ethel Waters in Vincente Minnelli's all-black musical "Cabin in the Sky" (1943).
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