An American actor. Most famous for his role as Rochester on The Jack Benny Program (hence the permanent nickname), in which he played the smarter-than-the-boss valet. A role born out of racism, perhaps, but 180° from Stepin Fetchit: in many ways, he was the boss - a to-die-for role compared to the options then (or now) available to black actors. Other credits: films Gone With The Wind, Cabin in the Sky, It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World...

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