Eddie 'Rochester' Anderson

Eddie 'Rochester' Anderson
1905 - 1977
Eddie 'Rochester' Anderson  American Actor

Eddie 'Rochester' Anderson dating history


Eddie 'Rochester' Anderson was previously married to Evangela 'Eva' Simon (1956 - 1973), Evangela Simon (1956 - 1973), Mame Wiggins Nelson (1932 - 1954) and Mamie Wiggins Nelson (1932 - 1954).

Eddie 'Rochester' Anderson was in a relationship with Lillian Yarbo (1938 - 1939).


American Actor Eddie 'Rochester' Anderson was born Edmund Lincoln Anderson on 18th September, 1905 in Oakland, California, USA and passed away on 28th Feb 1977 Los Angeles, California, USA aged 71. He is most remembered for Rochester van Jones on Jack Benny Show. His zodiac sign is Virgo.

Eddie 'Rochester' Anderson is a member of the following lists: American film actors, Actors from California and American television actors.


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Relationship Statistics

Married4 22 years, 7 months 19 years, 8 months 17 years
Dating1 5 months, 3 days - -
Total5 22 years, 7 months 15 years, 9 months 5 months, 3 days


First Name Eddie
Middle Name 'Rochester'
Last Name Anderson
Full Name at Birth Edmund Lincoln Anderson
Alternative Name Eddie Anderson, Rochester, Rochester van Jones
Birthday 18th September, 1905
Birthplace Oakland, California, USA
Died 28th February, 1977
Place of Death Los Angeles, California, USA
Cause of Death Heart Ailment
Buried Evergreen Cemetery, Los Angeles
Height 6' 0" (183 cm)
Build Average
Eye Color Brown - Dark
Hair Color Black
Zodiac Sign Virgo
Sexuality Straight
Religion Roman Catholic
Ethnicity Black
Nationality American
Occupation Text Actor
Occupation Actor
Claim to Fame Rochester van Jones on Jack Benny Show
Music Genre Indie Rock
Year(s) Active 1919–1973

Edmund Lincoln Anderson (September 18, 1905 – February 28, 1977) was an American comedian and actor. To a generation of early radio and television comedy he was known as "Rochester".

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Eddie 'Rochester' Anderson71 VirgoActor
Evangela Simon-
Evangela 'Eva' Simon-
Lillian Yarbo91 PiscesActress
Mame Wiggins Nelson-
Mamie Wiggins Nelson42 Gemini


The New Scooby-Doo Movies1972Bobby Joe 'B.J.' MasonTV Show
Harlem Globe Trotters1970Bobby Joe MasonTV Show
Love, American Style1969Willie (segment "Love and the Hustler")TV Show
It Takes a Thief1968ConciergeTV Show
It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World1963Second Cab DriverMovie
The Dick Powell Theatre1961WaltTV Show
The Mouse That Jack Built1959Rochester (voice, as Rochester)Short Film
The Green Pastures1959NoahTV Movie
Bachelor Father1957Rochester Van JonesTV Show
The Green Pastures1957Noah (as Eddie Anderson)TV Movie
The Red Skelton Hour1951Rochester Van JonesTV Show
The Jack Benny Program1950Rochester Van Jones / Oatmeal / Trenton / ...TV Show
The Show-Off1946EddieMovie
Brewster's Millions1945JacksonMovie
I Love a Bandleader1945Newton H. Newton (as Rochester)Movie
The Sailor Takes a Wife1945HarryMovie
Broadway Rhythm1944EddieMovie
Cabin in the Sky1943Little Joe JacksonMovie
The Meanest Man in the World1943ShufroMovie
What's Buzzin', Cousin?1943Rochester (as Rochester)Movie
Star Spangled Rhythm1942Rochester- 'Sharp as a Tack' Number (as Rochester)Movie
Tales of Manhattan1942Reverend LazarusMovie
Birth of the Blues1941Louey (as Rochester)Movie
Kiss the Boys Goodbye1941GeorgeMovie
Topper Returns1941Topper's ChauffeurMovie
Buck Benny Rides Again1940Rochester Van Jones (as Rochester)Movie
Love Thy Neighbor1940Rochester Van Jones (as Eddie Anderson)Movie
Gone with the Wind1939Uncle Peter - Aunt Pittypat's Coachman (as Eddie Anderson)Movie
Honolulu1939Washington (as Eddie Anderson)Movie
Man About Town1939Rochester (as Eddie Anderson)Movie
You Can't Cheat an Honest Man1939Rochester (as Eddie Anderson)Movie
You Can't Get Away with Murder1939Sam (uncredited)Movie
Five of a Kind1938Hotel Doorman (uncredited)Movie
Going Places1938Groom (as Eddie Anderson)Movie
Gold Diggers in Paris1938Doorman (as Eddie Anderson)Movie
Jezebel1938Gros Bat (as Eddie Anderson)Movie
Kentucky1938Groom (as Eddie Anderson)Movie
Thanks for the Memory1938JanitorMovie
You Can't Take It with You1938Donald (as Eddie Anderson)Movie
Reckless Living1938DreamboatMovie
While New York Sleeps1938Janitor (uncredited)Movie
Strange Faces1938WilliamMovie
Love Is News1937Man Getting Marriage License (uncredited)Movie
Melody for Two1937Exodus Johnson (as Eddie Anderson)Movie
On Such a Night1937Henry Clay, Fentridge Handyman (as Eddie Anderson)Movie
One Mile from Heaven1937Henry Bangs (as Eddie Anderson)Movie
Public Wedding1937Man Carrying Coat (uncredited)Movie
Wake Up and Live1937Elevator Operator (uncredited)Movie
White Bondage1937Old Glory (uncredited)Movie
Bill Cracks Down1937Chauffeur (as Eddie Anderson)Movie
Over the Goal1937William (as Eddie Anderson)Movie
Reported Missing1937Porter (uncredited)Movie
When Love Is Young1937Taxi Driver (uncredited)Movie
Show Boat1936Young Black Man (uncredited)Movie
The Green Pastures1936Noah (as Eddie Anderson)Movie
Three Men on a Horse1936Moses (as Eddie Anderson)Movie
Rainbow on the River1936Doctor (uncredited)Movie
Two in a Crowd1936SwipeMovie
The Music Goes 'Round1936LuciferMovie
Star for a Night1936Maid's Boyfriend (uncredited)Movie
Mysterious Crossing1936Hotel Porter (uncredited)Movie
His Night Out1935Bellhop (uncredited)Movie
Transient Lady1935'Noxious' (as Eddie Anderson)Movie
Behold My Wife1934Chauffeur (uncredited)Movie
The Gay Bride19342nd Bootblack (uncredited)Movie
From Hell to Heaven1933Sam's Pal (uncredited)Movie
Terror Aboard1933Seaman (uncredited)Movie
Billion Dollar Scandal1933Railroad Steward (uncredited)Movie
I Love That Man1933Charlie - Porter (uncredited)Movie
What Price Hollywood?1932James - Max's Butler (uncredited)Movie
Hat Check Girl1932Walter (uncredited)Movie
False Faces1932Chauffeur (uncredited)Movie
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cboothe977cboothe977Jan 31, 2021

6513 Hollywood Blvd. http://www.latimes.com/includes/projects/hollywood/wof_stars/eddie_anderson_radio.jpg

wjerryzwjerryzAug 9, 2019

Really enjoyed his movies

IvriyahJul 5, 2009

Eddie danced the so-called `moonwalk` in the movie Cabin in the Sky . Check it out in the kitchen with Ethel Waters.

GroverApr 3, 2009

When Rochester was a teenager, he apparrently spent some time in Reform school. Anybody know what for?

eleanoroseNov 19, 2008

Does any body have information on Eddie Rochester Anderson`s short disappearance? He was missing for a few days and was rescued from some potential disaster, but my memory is not clear on the details. Anybody remember?

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