Mostly Credited As: Eddie Anderson
Sometimes Credited As: Eddie 'Rochester' Anderson
Birth Name: Edward Anderson
Date Of Birth: September 18, 1905 (Age 71)
Country Of Birth: USA
Birth Place: Oakland, California
Date Of Death: February 28, 1977
Cause Of Death: Heart Ailment
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In 1943, Anderson was the first Afro-American to own a horse running in the Kentucky Derby. Unfortunately, the horse, named Burnt Cork, finished last in the race.
Anderson's adopted son, Eddie Jr., was the first Afro-American to play for the Chicago Bears.
Appeared as Uncle Peter in the classic 1939 film Gone With the Wind.
Played a cab driver in the classic all-star comedy farce It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World. TV co-star Jack Benny also appeared in the film in a cameo role.
Was once the highest paid Afro-American performer in show business.
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