To a generation of early radio and television comedy he was known as "Rochester. Anderson got his start in show business as a teenager on the vaudeville circuit. In the early s, he transitioned into films and radio. Anderson became the first Black American to have a regular role on a nationwide radio program. When the series moved to CBS television inAnderson continued in the role mle the series' end in After the series ended, Anderson remained active with guest starring roles on television and voice work in animated series.
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He died of heart disease in February at the age of Anderson was born in Oakland, California. His father, "Big Ed" Anderson, was a minstrel performer, while his mother, Ella Mae, had been a tightrope walker until Wanted Rochester friends male or female career was ended by a fall.
He left school when he was 14 to work as an errand boy to help his family. Stage-struck at an early age, he spent much of his free time waiting at stage doors and cutting up Wanted Rochester friends male or female street corners with his friend and brother, Cornelius. During one of his vaudeville tours to the East Coast, Anderson first met Jack Benny; the men only exchanged greetings and shook hands.
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Benny liked the idea of the sketch enough to wire California to find someone for the role of the train porter before the show script was actually finished. Benny's first choice for the role was Oscar, the shoeshine man on the Paramount studios lot. Benny thought this was too much money and the role went to Eddie Anderson. When Benny and cast were preparing to board the train, Anderson and Benny had their first lines together, with the following exchange: Five weeks after Anderson's first appearance on the Benny program, he was called for another radio role on the show, this time as a waiter in a restaurant serving the cast.
During this appearance, Anderson made himself at home on the program, joining in the Jell-O commercial with the regulars of the cast. A few weeks later, Anderson was called back once more, now for the part of a "colored fellow" who had a financial disagreement with Benny. The Benny show received a large amount of mail about Anderson's appearances on the radio Wanted Rochester friends male or female. Benny decided to make him part of the cast as his butler and valet, Rochester van Jones.
Subsequent episodes gave different "origin stories" for Rochester. One radio show guest starred Amos 'n' Andywhere the skit showed that Rochester used to work for them as a taxi cab driver. Housewives seeking nsa Keo and Rochester collide their cars, in which Benny is frieds at fault as Rochester's car was way up on a grease rack.
Benny claimed it was Rochester's fault and threatens to sue. The racial inequality of the respective parties is explicitly referenced, and Amos 'n' Andy essentially give Rochester to Benny to settle the matter out of court.
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Most of the time he was not, and there were times the other cast members would need to leave without Rocbester with them. On one occasion when the entire Benny show was scheduled to appear in New York, Anderson, who had been out late the night before departure day, could not be roused by Fdmale on time.
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The comedian was met at the airport by MIT students who claimed they were on the Harvard committee.
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When it was discovered why Anderson was late to the Harvard gathering, a riot broke out as students from the two schools began fighting over the incident. Jack Benny and Rochester had numerous running gags, often based on Rochester's gambling, attempts to evade work, desire to go to Central Avenue to drink, and Benny's business ventures, or sidelines selling sandwiches, running a laundry service, etc.
While Anderson Wanted Rochester friends male or female born and raised in the Oakland area, he came to the Los Angeles African-American community in the s in search of work in films. At the time of his success on the Benny radio show, the community thought of him as one of their own Online adult dating was proud of his rise to stardom.
The reality of an African-American mayor of Los Angeles would not come in this era; for many years, those living in the Central Avenue area had held mock elections, with the winner being known as "the Mayor of Central Avenue". The Wanted Rochester friends male or female holder had both the right and the duty to speak up about issues affecting the local African-American community. California Eagle readers opened their newspapers on May 23,to find Eddie "Rochester" Anderson asking for their votes for Mayor of Central Avenue.
From his headquarters at the Dunbar HotelAnderson conducted his campaign mainly based on real issues, one of them being a need for African Americans to serve their country as aviators.
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He was deeply committed to this issue, femalw flying lessons and lecturing with a Tuskegee Institute representative about this need. Wanted Rochester friends male or female Anderson announced his run for mayor, President Franklin D.
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Anderson's role as a servant was common for black leads in the popular media of that era, such as Ethel Waters in Beulah. The stereotyping of black characters Wanted Rochester friends male or female a standard practice in the entertainment business for generations, referencing frirnds showswhere white actors in blackface reinforced low stereotypes of laziness, ignorance, illiteracy, weakness for drinking, gambling, and carousing, and general unfitness for any position of responsibility.
Jack Benny's broadcast on Wanted Rochester friends male or female 1,was entitled Doc Benny's Minstrel Showin which the entire cast performed a minstrel show in a "black" fridnds. They redid Doc Benny's Minstrel Show on March 3, ; the subsequent Rofhester demonstrates the progression of race relations. After the war, Benny and his writers made a conscious effort to remove all stereotypical aspects from the Rochester character.
The changing times became very apparent inwhen a script was re-used on The Jack Benny Program. The script including several African-American stereotypes — for example, a reference to Rochester carrying a razor — and prompted some listeners, who were unaware the script was reused, to send in angry letters protesting the stereotypes.
Thereafter, Benny insisted that his writers guarantee that no racial jokes or references should be heard on his show. Benny often gave Wanted Rochester friends male or female guest-star appearances to Wanted Rochester friends male or female performers such as Louis Armstrong and The Ink Spotsand Benny himself made numerous personal appeals on his show, asking listeners to reject racism in favor of fraternity and peaceful relations between all races of the world.
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As a butler he was subservient to the entire cast and was addressed Wanted Rochester friends male or female Rochester, but addressed the other characters as Mr. Although Find Levels Day's character is much younger and an idiot, Rochester respectfully addressed him as Mr. Rochester often outwitted Benny, by getting Benny to mop the floor, for example. The "Rochester" character retained many of the stereotypes lazy, gambler, drinker femape, but they became a part of his character, disassociated from his race.
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Even though some of the humor was stereotypical, it was always done so that the racial element of the joke came from Anderson and no one else. He pauses at this point as the audience bursts into laughter, then continues: Benny was often protective of Anderson, and triends led to conflict. For instance, friencs World War IIBenny toured with his show, but Rochester did not, Beautiful ladies looking sex dating Charleston discrimination in the armed forces would have required separate living quarters.
However, Wamted performances of the radio program staged before armed forces audiences at bases and military hospitals, the appearance of Rochester routinely drew enthusiastic applause that arguably Wanted Rochester friends male or female outstripped that received by other members of the cast, more so than in civilian audiences.
Benny was reportedly at a table mingling with soldiers, when one serviceman told Benny how he thought Rochester was really funny and one of his favorites. Benny asked if he would like to meet him, but the soldier declined saying that where he comes from whites don't sit with people like Rochester. Appalled, Benny reportedly told him off and left the table. Inwhen Benny brought his entire radio show cast to Canada at his own expense to perform for those lr the various branches of the Canadian services, Anderson and his wife received a warm welcome.
Slater, Rochester was denied a room at the hotel where Benny and his staff were planning to stay in Saint Joseph, Missouri. When Rocchester was announced that Anderson could not stay there, Benny replied: It was not the Wanted Rochester friends male or female time a hotel refused Anderson a room.
Soon after he became part of the permanent show cast, the program went Wanted Rochester friends male or female location to New York. When a couple femald the South complained about staying in the same hotel as Anderson, the hotel manager tried to get him to find a room somewhere else. Hilliard Marks, the show's producer and also Jack Benny's brother-in-law, told the manager friebds Anderson would leave the hotel the next day.
When he did, Jack Benny and Wanted Rochester friends male or female entire radio show cast and crew totaling 44 people, joined Anderson in checking out of the hotel. Among the most highly paid performers of his time, Anderson invested wisely and became extremely wealthy. One such listener, after hearing Rochester's jokes about his low salary, drove Benny to distraction when he sent him a scolding letter concerning Rochester's alleged pay, and then sent another letter to Anderson, which urged him to sue Benny.
The fact that Anderson was frequently seen at Benny's home may have helped perpetuate the idea that he was a valet to Benny. Benny held the first rehearsal of his weekly radio show at his home in Beverly Hills. Those riding the stars' homes tour buses in the morning often saw Anderson sitting on Benny's front Wanted Rochester friends male or female, drinking from a quart of milk while waving and calling "Yoo Hoo!
Anderson would not start rehearsal until after Benny's milkman arrived with some of his breakfast. When Benny brought his show to television inAnderson as Rochester remained part of the cast until the television show left the air after the season.
The high esteem in which Anderson and Benny held each other was evident. During a February taping of a Wanted Rochester friends male or female of Stars special which was to celebrate Benny's "40th birthday", Anderson suffered a mild heart attack. A Life magazine photo taken at the rehearsal after Anderson was Wanted Rochester friends male or female to the hospital, shows a concerned Benny, whose thoughts were not about the television show, but about his friend.
Though Benny was frequently Horny females in Millerton Pennsylvania out of town during that time, he and Anderson still kept in touch; Anderson said, "We always exchange Christmas gifts and he's not as stingy as he pretends to be. On the special Jack Benny's BagBenny introduced Anderson as "my lifelong friend, Rochester" and asked Anderson to work with him on a new television series.
The plots brought up by Benny were of recent or current television shows, with Anderson reminding him that this had already been done.
Benny then asked Anderson about coming back to work for him as his valet. Anderson replied, "Hold it, Blue Eyes, we don't do that any more. I didn't come right out and ask him. I was very subtle".