Ernest Anderson was an American actor. He became known for his role in In This Our Life in 1942, where he portrayed a young paralegal who is falsely accused of manslaughter.
Anderson attended Dunbar High School in Washington, D.C. and later got a bachelor’s degree from Northwestern University. He moved to California to work in film. He served briefly in the army at the end of the Second World War, before returning to Los Angeles.
Anderson moved to Hollywood and took a job with Warner Brothers. His first acting role was in In This Our Life. Bette Davis had arranged Anderson’s interview for the part of Perry Clay in that film. He returned to Warner Brothers after serving in World War II, and continued acting until the late 1960s.