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Eddie Anderson Broke Racial Barriers With Role of 'Rochester' on The Jack Benny Program

Kate Kelly | Posted 03.31.2014 | Entertainment
Kate Kelly

Pullman porter, waiter, valet -- these don't sound like breakthrough parts, but for an African-American actor who was accustomed to producers casting white men in the roles of black people (these were the days of Amos and Andy), these parts offered a major opportunity.