Eddie "Rochester" Anderson

Eddie "Rochester" Anderson

Highest Rated: 93% You Can't Take It With You (1938)

Lowest Rated: 78% The Green Pastures (1936)

Birthday: Sep 18, 1905

Birthplace: Oakland, California, USA

This gravel-voiced African-American comic player from the vaudeville stage and nightclub revues is best remembered for playing 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, and appeared as Noah in "Green Pastures" (1936) and Uncle Peter in "Gone With the Wind" (1939), 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).

Highest rated movies

You Can't Take It With You
Gone With the Wind
Topper Returns
Cabin in the Sky
What Price Hollywood?
The Green Pastures

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Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet You Can Change the World Self - 1950
No Score Yet 17% The Show-Off Eddie (Character) - 1946
No Score Yet 48% Brewster's Millions Jackson (Character) - 1945
No Score Yet No Score Yet I Love a Bandleader Newton H. Newton (Character) - 1945
No Score Yet 14% Broadway Rhythm Eddie (Character) - 1944
81% 80% Cabin in the Sky Joe Jackson (Character) - 1943
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Meanest Man in the World Shufro (Character) - 1943
No Score Yet No Score Yet What's Buzzin' Cousin Rochester (Character) - 1943
No Score Yet 74% Tales of Manhattan Rev. Lazarus (Character) - 1942
89% 80% Topper Returns Eddie (Character) - 1941
No Score Yet No Score Yet Kiss the Boys Goodbye George (Character) - 1941
No Score Yet No Score Yet Love Thy Neighbor Rochester Van Jones (Character) - 1940
No Score Yet 60% Buck Benny Rides Again Rochester Van Jones (Character) - 1940
No Score Yet 20% Honolulu Washington (Character) - 1939
No Score Yet 77% You Can't Cheat an Honest Man Rochester (Character) - 1939
90% 92% Gone With the Wind Uncle Peter (Character) $198.7M 1939
No Score Yet No Score Yet Man About Town Rochester (Character) - 1939
No Score Yet No Score Yet Going Places George (Character) - 1939
No Score Yet 75% Thanks for the Memory Janitor (Character) - 1938
93% 88% You Can't Take It With You Donald (Character) - 1938
No Score Yet No Score Yet Exposed William (Character) - 1938
No Score Yet No Score Yet Public Wedding Man Carrying Coat (Character) - 1937
No Score Yet 50% Three Men on a Horse Moses (Character) - 1936
78% 85% The Green Pastures Noah (Character) - 1936
80% 62% What Price Hollywood? James, Max's Butler (uncredited) (Character) - 1932

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Jack Benny Program Unknown (Character) 1950-1965
No Score Yet No Score Yet Bachelor Father Unknown (Guest Star) 1962
No Score Yet No Score Yet What's My Line? Guest 1952