Re: Rochester's characterizations


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Posted ByGerry O. on May 21, 2003 at 07:18:54:

In Reply to: Rochester's characterizations posted byBobR on May 20, 2003 at 22:59:02:

: I realize Rochester played a valet,elevator operator,and a train porter, but did he play any other parts?

What I find interesting is how sometimes, even though Rochester was "officially" working as Jack's valet and chauffer, Jack would give Rochester parts in his variety shows (usually doing musical numbers).

We saw this in Jack's 1939 film "Man About Town" (Rochester had a specialty dance routine in the "Strange Enchantment" number of Jack's stage revue), and we see similar "Rochester" song and dance numbers in a few of Jack's TV shows of the 1950's.
Apparently the character of Rochester was supposed to be a valet with talent!


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