Black jack anderson
There is always a danger when writing a pirate story of making it too exciting, of somehow condoning the crime. Elaine Forrestal has not fallen into that trap. But her novel of Black Jack Anderson, an African-American seaman who sailed the seas of south-western Australia during the s and sustained himself by sealing, whaling and [ ]Author: Elaine Forrestal. In the early s, he transitioned into films and radio. In , he began his most famous role of Rochester van Jones, usually known simply as "Rochester", the valet of Jack Benny, on his NBC radio show The Jack Benny Program. Anderson became the first Black American to have a regular role on a nationwide radio ATTAIN.SITE: Edmund Lincoln Anderson, September 18, , . Nov 27, · Black Jack Anderson - Kindle edition by Elaine Forrestal. Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets. Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading Black Jack Anderson.4/5(1).
Eddie "Rochester" Anderson
Gone With the Wind. Anderson became the first Black American to have a regular role on a nationwide radio program. The Andersons arrived at the Los Angeles train station just as the Super Chief pulled out with the rest of the radio program's cast on it. The Rochester character became immensely popular. Modern Screen. November 12, The Montreal Gazette.
Black Jack Anderson
To a generation of early radio and television comedy he was known as "Rochester". Anderson got his start in show business as a teenager on the vaudeville circuit. In the early s, he transitioned into films and radio. Anderson became the first Black American to have a regular role on a nationwide radio program. When the series moved to CBS television in , Anderson continued in the role until the series' end in After the series ended, Anderson remained active with guest starring roles on television and voice work in animated series.
He was also an avid horse-racing fan who owned several race horses and worked as a horse trainer at the Hollywood Park Racetrack. Anderson was married twice and had four children. He died of heart disease in February at the age of Anderson was born in Oakland, California. His father, "Big Ed" Anderson, was a minstrel performer, while his mother, Ella Mae, had been a tightrope walker until her career was ended by a fall. He left school when he was 14 to work as an errand boy to help his family.
Stage-struck at an early age, he spent much of his free time waiting at stage doors and cutting up on street corners with his friend and brother, Cornelius. During one of his vaudeville tours to the East Coast, Anderson first met Jack Benny; the men only exchanged greetings and shook hands. Anderson's vocal cords were ruptured when he was a youngster selling newspapers in San Francisco. The newsboys believed those who were able to shout the loudest sold the most papers. The permanent damage done to his vocal cords left him with the gravel voice familiar to both radio listeners and television viewers over a course of more than twenty years.
Benny liked the idea of the sketch enough to wire California to find someone for the role of the train porter before the show script was actually finished.
He is Australia's only recorded pirate. Anderson arrived in the fledgling King George Sound colony modern day Albany aboard the American whaling vessel Vigilant in While the crew were drinking ashore, a fight broke out and a man was killed. Accused of murder, Anderson and several crewmates fled in a small vessel and hid out in the Recherche Archipelago , approximately kilometres to the east. Anderson and his fellows established an encampment on Middle Island in Western Australia , as it was one of the few islands with a source of fresh water.
The archipelago was heavily populated by Australian sea lions and New Zealand fur seals , and Anderson's band soon enriched themselves by trading furs to settlements along the coast; they are noted as visiting Kangaroo Island and the Althorpe Islands in South Australia. They supplemented their sealing income by robbing vessels travelling between Western Australia and the east coast colonies. They are also said to have murdered Indigenous Kaurna men and abducted women to take as sex slaves.
The Recherche Archipelago was treacherous and uncharted, making it an ideal hideout for the pirates. Anderson was eventually murdered by his fellow pirates, and is thought to be buried somewhere on Middle Island. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
Which books on GoodReads are most difficult to finish? Estimating proportions in December gives an entirely different result than absolute counts. What books are hardest for a reader who starts them to finish, and most likely to be abandoned? I scrape a crowdsourced tag , abandoned , from the GoodReads book social network on 9 December to estimate conditional probability of being abandoned.
This conflates popularity with probability of being abandoned: a popular but rarely-abandoned book may have more abandoned tags than a less popular but often-abandoned book.
I fix that to see what more correct rankings look like. Abandon rates increase the newer a book is, and the lower the average rating.
These results are interesting for how they highlight how people read books for many reasons such as marketing campaigns, literary prestige, or following a popular author , and this is reflected in their decision whether to continue reading or to abandon a book. I was surprised when, reading writer interviews to learn about preferred writing times , how many have given interviews to GoodReads over the years. Fixing GoodReads. Little recent data. A really abandonable-book probably would never become popular enough to get enough abandoned-tags to crack the list.
So as it is, a simple sort-by-count tells us nothing more than a lot of people have read these books. Low counts mean sampling error. In comparison, the most-read book on the list has 6,, reads. Bayesian correction for flukes. This makes it a good fit for Bayesian multilevel modeling : we can treat each book as a random effect, and get shrinkage back to a common mean, reducing the damage done by the sampling error. Sounds good to me, and the result should be amusing. GR sits on a throne of lies.