Eddie Anderson

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  • Anderson resided in the Woodland Hill section of Los Angeles which was where more affluent members of the Afro-American community lived during that time period.

  • Anderson once appeared as a Mystery Guest on an episode of What's My Line?

  • Anderson played Noah in the 1936 movie Green Pastures. It was this role which first got him noticed by critics.

  • Some Afro-American newspapers of the 1940's listed the Jack Benny Program as The Eddie Anderson Show.

  • According to Jack Benny's autobiography, Anderson was nearly always late for rehearsals.

  • A listener once sent Anderson a letter urging him to sue Jack Benny for higher pay in the mistaken belief that he actually was Benny's valet.

  • Anderson appeared as a cab driver in the 1963 ensemble comedy It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World.

  • Anderson got frequent speeding tickets because he loved to drive fast.

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