Biography

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Edmund Lincoln Anderson (September 18, 1905 – February 28, 1977), often known as Eddie "Rochester" Anderson, was an American comic actor who became famous playing "Rochester van Jones" (usually known simply as "Rochester"), the valet to Jack Benny's eponymous title character on the long-running radio and television series The Jack Benny Program. Anderson also owned Burnt Cork, a Thoroughbred racehorse that ran in the 1943 Kentucky Derby.

Description above from the Wikipedia article Eddie Anderson (comedian), licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.​

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Edmund Lincoln Anderson (September 18, 1905 – February 28, 1977), often known as Eddie "Rochester" Anderson, was an American comic actor who became famous playing "Rochester van Jones" (usually known simply as "Rochester"), the valet to Jack Benny's eponymous title character on the long-running radio and television series The Jack Benny Program. Anderson also owned Burnt Cork, a Thoroughbred racehorse that ran in the 1943 Kentucky Derby.

Description above from the Wikipedia article Eddie Anderson (comedian), licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.​

Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Male

Known Credits 57

Birthday 1905-09-18

Day of Death 1977-02-28

Place of Birth Oakland, California, USA

Official Site -

Also Known As

  • Eddie Anderson
  • Edmund Lincoln Anderson
  • Rochester

Acting TV ShowsMovies

2004 TV in Black: The First Fifty Years
1991 Something a Little Less Serious: A Tribute to 'It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World' as Archive Footage
1976 That's Entertainment, Part II as (archive footage)
1972 The New Scooby-Doo Movies (3 episodes) as B.J. Mason (voice)
1970 Harlem Globetrotters (21 episodes)
1968 It Takes a Thief (1 episode) as Concierge
1963 It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World as Second Cab Driver
1959 The Mouse That Jack Built as Rochester (voice)
1951 Hallmark Hall of Fame (1 episode)
1950 You Can Change The World as Rochester
1946 The Show-Off as Eddie
1945 The Sailor Takes a Wife as Harry
1945 I Love a Bandleader as Newton H. Newton
1945 Brewster's Millions as Jackson
1944 Broadway Rhythm as Eddie
1943 What's Buzzin', Cousin? as Rochester
1943 Show-Business at War as Himself
1943 Cabin in the Sky as Joseph 'Little Joe' Jackson
1943 The Meanest Man in the World as Shufro
1942 Tales of Manhattan as Rev. Lazarus
1942 Star Spangled Rhythm as Rochester - 'Sharp as a Tack' Number
1941 Birth of the Blues as Louey
1941 Kiss the Boys Goodbye as George
1941 Topper Returns as Edward ("Eddie"), the Chauffeur
1940 Love Thy Neighbor as Rochester
1940 Buck Benny Rides Again as (himself)
1939 Gone with the Wind as Aunt Pittypat's Coachman 'Uncle Peter'
1939 Man About Town as Rochester
1939 You Can't Get Away with Murder as Sam (uncredited)
1939 You Can't Cheat an Honest Man as Cheerful
1939 Honolulu as Washington
1938 Going Places as Groom
1938 Kentucky as Groom
1938 While New York Sleeps as Janitor
1938 Thanks for the Memory as Janitor
1938 Exposed as William
1938 You Can't Take It with You as Donald
1938 Gold Diggers in Paris as Doorman
1938 Jezebel as Gros Bat
1937 Over the Goal as William (as Eddie Anderson)
1937 One Mile From Heaven as Henry Bangs
1937 White Bondage as Old Glory (uncredited)
1937 Public Wedding as Man Carrying Coat
1937 Melody For Two as Exodus Johnson (as Eddie Anderson)
1937 When Love Is Young as Taxi Driver (uncredited)
1937 Bill Cracks Down as Chauffeur
1937 Love Is News as Man Getting Marriage License (uncredited)
1936 Rainbow on the River as Doctor (uncredited)
1936 Three Men on a Horse as Moses, the Elevator Operator
1936 Two in a Crowd as Swipe (uncredited)
1936 The Green Pastures as Noah
1935 Transient Lady as 'Noxious'
1934 The Gay Bride as 2nd bootblack (uncredited)
1933 I Love That Man as Charlie - Porter (uncredited)
1933 Terror Aboard as Seaman (uncredited)
1933 From Hell to Heaven as Sam's Pal (uncredited)
1932 What Price Hollywood? as Max's Butler James (uncredited)

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