Loading...

Eddie 'Rochester' Anderson (Edmund L. Anderson)

Photos with Eddie 'Rochester' Anderson

Search on Amazon

Biography

Oakland, California, USA
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, which led to the Los Angeles Cotton Club in the west.

He began to appear in films, typically in servile bits, his best being the featured role of "Noah" in The Green Pastures (1936). Read more...

Actor

Character: James - Max's Butler

What Price Hollywood? 1932

7
1
Character: Sam's Pal

From Hell to Heaven 1933

2
Character: 2nd Bootblack

The Gay Bride 1934

2
Character: Man Getting Marriage License

Love Is News 1937

4
Character: Gros Bat

Jezebel 1938

8
4
6
Character: Uncle Peter - Her Coachman

Gone with the Wind 1939

84
10
Character: Rev. Lazarus

Tales of Manhattan 1942

5
Character: Rochester- 'Sharp as a Tack' Number

Star Spangled Rhythm 1942

7
Character: Little Joe Jackson

Cabin in the Sky 1943

10
6
Character: Himself

Show-Business at War 1943

5
16
Character: Himself

Go!!! 1967

4
Character: Drugstore Soda Jerk

Watermelon Man 1970

1
Character: Himself

Texaco Star Theatre 1948

0
0
Character: Himself

Shower of Stars 1954

0
Character: Himself

The George Gobel Show 1954

0
Character: Himself

The Kraft Music Hall 1967

0
0
Character: Actor 'You Can't Take It with You'

Hollywood: The Gift of Laughter 1982

5