They are interred at Evergreen Cemetery in Los Angeles, California.
Eddie 'Rochester' Anderson
The son of a minstrel and circus tightrope walker, Eddie Anderson developed a gravel voice early in life which would become his trademark to fame. He joined his older brother Cornelius as members of "The Three Black Aces" during his vaudeville years, singing for pennies in the hotel lobby. He eventually moved his way up to the Roxy and Apollo theaters in New York...
“ Plot: Section A, Lot 2504 ” - Syl
“ Plot: Section L, Lot 315B ” - Syl
1930s and 1940s film actress Louise Beavers was merely one of a dominant gallery of plus-sized and plus-talented African-American character actresses forced to endure blatant, discouraging and demeaning stereotypes during Depression-era and WWII Hollywood. It wasn't until Louise's triumphant role in...
“ Plot: Section A, Lot 2424. (She is interred with her mother, E. Monroe Beavers) ” - Syl
“ Plot: Section G, Lot 41
GPS coordinates: 34.0406494, -118.2003326 (hddd.dddd) ” - Syl
John Lester Johnson
John Lester Johnson was born in Suffolk, Virginia (his death certificate states South Carolina) on August 13, 1893. His middle name was Leslie, according to an "Ebony" magazine article about Johnson (January 1960), but he changed it to to Lester when he left Virginia in 1910 for New York City, hoping to make a career in boxing...
“ Plot: Section L, Lot 392B ” - Syl
“ Plot: Section E, Lot 4029 ” - Syl