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Eddie 'Rochester' Anderson (1905–1977)


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 ... See full bio »

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Known For

The Jack Benny Program
The Jack Benny Program Rochester Van Jones / Anderson Van Jones / Jeeves / Oatmeal
(1950-1965)
Gone with the Wind
Gone with the Wind Uncle Peter - Her Coachman
(1939)
It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World
It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World Second Cab Driver
(1963)
Cabin in the Sky
Cabin in the Sky Little Joe Jackson
(1943)

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 1945 I Love a Bandleader
Newton H. Newton (as Rochester)
 1944 Broadway Rhythm
Eddie
 1942 Tales of Manhattan
Reverend Lazarus
 1941 Birth of the Blues
Louey (as Rochester)
 1941 Kiss the Boys Goodbye
George
 1941 Topper Returns
Topper's Chauffeur
 1940 Love Thy Neighbor
Rochester Van Jones (as Eddie Anderson)
 1939 Gone with the Wind
Uncle Peter - Her Coachman (as Eddie Anderson)
 1939 Man About Town
Rochester (as Eddie Anderson)
 1939 You Can't Get Away with Murder
Sam (uncredited)
 1939 You Can't Cheat an Honest Man
Rochester (as Eddie Anderson)
 1939 Honolulu
Washington (as Eddie Anderson)
 1938 Going Places
Groom (as Eddie Anderson)
 1938 Kentucky
Groom (as Eddie Anderson)
 1938 While New York Sleeps
Janitor (uncredited)
 1938 Strange Faces
William
 1938/II Thanks for the Memory
Janitor
 1938 Exposed
William
 1938 Five of a Kind
Hotel Doorman (uncredited)
 1938 You Can't Take It with You
Donald (as Eddie Anderson)
 1938 Gold Diggers in Paris
Doorman (as Eddie Anderson)
 1938 Jezebel
Gros Bat (as Eddie Anderson)
 1938 Reckless Living
Dreamboat
 1937 Over the Goal
William (as Eddie Anderson)
 1937 On Such a Night
Henry Clay, Fentridge Handyman (as Eddie Anderson)
 1937 One Mile from Heaven
Henry Bangs (as Eddie Anderson)
 1937 Reported Missing
Porter (uncredited)
 1937 Wake Up and Live
Elevator Operator (uncredited)
 1937 White Bondage
Old Glory (uncredited)
 1937 Public Wedding
Man Carrying Coat (uncredited)
 1937 Melody for Two
Exodus Johnson (as Eddie Anderson)
 1937 When Love Is Young
Taxi Driver (uncredited)
 1937 Bill Cracks Down
Chauffeur (as Eddie Anderson)
 1937 Love Is News
Man Getting Marriage License (uncredited)
 1936 Mysterious Crossing
Hotel Porter (uncredited)
 1936 Rainbow on the River
Doctor (uncredited)
 1936 Three Men on a Horse
Moses (as Eddie Anderson)
 1936 Two in a Crowd
Swipe (uncredited)
 1936 Star for a Night
Maid's Boyfriend (uncredited)
 1936 The Green Pastures
Noah (as Eddie Anderson)
 1936 Show Boat
Young Black Man (uncredited)
 1935 His Night Out
Bellhop (uncredited)
 1935 Transient Lady
'Noxious' (as Eddie Anderson)
 1934 The Gay Bride
2nd Bootblack (uncredited)
 1934 Behold My Wife!
Chauffeur (uncredited)
 1933 I Love That Man
Charlie - Porter (uncredited)
 1933 Terror Aboard
Seaman (uncredited)
 1933 From Hell to Heaven
Sam's Pal (uncredited)
 1933 The Billion Dollar Scandal
Railroad Steward (uncredited)
 1932 False Faces
Chauffeur (uncredited)
 1932 Hat Check Girl
Walter (uncredited)
 1932 What Price Hollywood?
James - Max's Butler (uncredited)
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He appeared in two Best Picture Academy Award winners in consecutive years: You Can't Take It with You (1938) and Gone with the Wind (1939). Irving Bacon, Ward Bond, Eddy Chandler, Wallis Clark and Harry Davenport also appeared in both films. See more »

Nickname:

Rochester

Star Sign:

Virgo

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