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Dana Andrews

from the trailer for the film
The Best Years of Our Lives (1946).
Born January 1, 1909
Collins, Mississippi, USA
Died December 17, 1992
Los Alamitos, California, USA

Dana Andrews (January 1, 1909 - December 17, 1992) was an American film actor. Image File history File links Dana_Andrews_in_Best_Years_of_Our_Lives_trailer. ... The Best Years of Our Lives is a 1946 movie about three servicemen (an air force officer, an infantry sergeant, and an ordinary sailor) trying to piece their lives back together after coming back home from World War II. It is based on a novel by MacKinlay Kantor, Glory for... January 1 is the first day of the calendar year in both the Julian and Gregorian calendars. ... Year 1909 (MCMIX) was a common year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... Collins is a city located in Covington County, Mississippi. ... This article does not cite its references or sources. ... December 17 is the 351st day of the year (352nd in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday. ... Location of Los Alamitos within Orange County, California. ... Official language(s) English Capital Sacramento Largest city Los Angeles Area  Ranked 3rd  - Total 158,302 sq mi (410,000 km²)  - Width 250 miles (400 km)  - Length 770 miles (1,240 km)  - % water 4. ... January 1 is the first day of the calendar year in both the Julian and Gregorian calendars. ... Year 1909 (MCMIX) was a common year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... December 17 is the 351st day of the year (352nd in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday. ...


He was born Carver Dana Andrews on a farm just outside of Collins, Covington County, Mississippi, the third of nine children of Annis and Charles Forrest Andrews, a Baptist minister (his given names were the surnames of two of his father's teachers). The family subsequently moved to Huntsville, Texas where his younger siblings (including actor Steve Forrest) were born. Collins is a city located in Covington County, Mississippi. ... Covington County is a county located in the state of Mississippi. ... This article does not cite its references or sources. ... A Baptist is a member of a Baptist church or any follower of Jesus Christ who believes that baptism is administered by the full immersion of a confessing Christian. ... Steve Forrest (born William Forrest Andrews on September 29, 1924 in Huntsville, Texas) is an American actor and the younger brother of actor Dana Andrews. ...


Andrews attended college there and also studied business administration in Houston, working briefly as an accountant for Gulf & Western. In 1931, he travelled to Los Angeles, California seeking opportunities as a singer. He worked at various jobs to earn a living, including pumping gas at a filling station in Van Nuys. One of his employers believed in him and paid for his studies in opera and also at the Pasadena Playhouse, a prestigious theater and acting school. Andrews later signed a contract with Samuel Goldwyn and nine years after arriving in Los Angeles was offered his first movie role in William Wyler's The Westerner (1940), starring Gary Cooper. Nickname: Space City Location in the state of Texas Coordinates: Counties Harris County Fort Bend County Montgomery County Mayor Bill White Area    - City 1,558 km²  (601. ... Flag Seal Nickname: City of Angels Location Location within Los Angeles County in the state of California Coordinates , Government State County California Los Angeles County Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa (D) Geographical characteristics Area     City 1,290. ... Official language(s) English Capital Sacramento Largest city Los Angeles Area  Ranked 3rd  - Total 158,302 sq mi (410,000 km²)  - Width 250 miles (400 km)  - Length 770 miles (1,240 km)  - % water 4. ... Van Nuys is a district within the city of Los Angeles, California, United States. ... The Pasadena Playhouse is a historic theatre located in Pasadena, California. ... // Samuel Goldwyn (July, 1879, Warsaw, Poland – January 31, 1974, Los Angeles, California, United States) was a widely known motion picture producer and founding contributor of several motion picture studios. ... William Wyler (July 1, 1902–July 27, 1981) was a prolific, Oscar-winning motion picture director. ... The Westerner is a 1940 film with Walter Brennan. ... Gary Cooper (born Frank James Cooper May 7, 1901 – May 13, 1961) was a two-time Academy Award-winning American film actor of English heritage. ...


Andrews' role in the 1943 movie adaptation of The Ox-Bow Incident with Henry Fonda is often cited as one of his better early films. He gave finely calibrated performances in Where the Sidewalk Ends (1950 ) and in the film Laura (1944) both opposite Gene Tierney, and in the Oscar-winning 1946 film The Best Years Of Our Lives. Many thought his performance in the latter film was his best work, deserving of an Academy Award. The Ox-Bow Incident is a 1940 Western novel by Walter Van Tilburg Clark, in which two drifters are drawn into a posse formed to find the murderer of a local man. ... Henry Fonda in the classic 1957 film 12 Angry Men. ... Where the Sidewalk Ends is a 1950 film directed by Otto Preminger starring Dana Andrews, Gene Tierney, and Karl Malden. ... LAURA! ... Gene Tierney as the title character in Laura Gene Tierney (November 19, 1920 – November 6, 1991) was an American actress and former fashion model. ... The Best Years of Our Lives is a 1946 movie about three servicemen (an air force officer, an infantry sergeant, and an ordinary sailor) trying to piece their lives back together after coming back home from World War II. It is based on a novel by MacKinlay Kantor, Glory for...


By the 1950s, alcoholism had derailed Andrews' career, and on a couple of occasions nearly cost him his life on the highway. He was forced into supporting roles and character parts in B-movies, albeit good ones (he once said that he'd made more money in real estate than he'd ever made as an actor). In 1972, after four years of sobriety, he became one of the first celebrities to appear in a public service announcement for AA. Logo for A.A. Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) is an informal society of more than 2,000,000 recovered and recovering alcoholics in the United States, Canada, and other countries[1] These men and women meet in local groups, which range in size from a handful in some localities to many...


In 1963, he was elected president of the Screen Actors Guild. The Screen Actors Guild (S.A.G.) is the labor union representing over 120,000 film actors in the United States. ...


Andrews married Janet Murray on New Year's Eve, 1932. She died in 1935, not long after the birth of their son, David (a musician and composer who died of a cerebral hemorrhage in 1964). On November 17, 1939, he married actress Mary Todd. They had three children, Katharine (born in 1942), Stephen (born in 1944), and Susan (born in 1948). For 20 years the family lived in Toluca Lake in the home now owned by Jonathan Winters. After his children were grown, Andrews lived out his later years with his wife Mary in the Studio City home bought from his friend, film director Jacques Tourneur (director of Canyon Passage and Curse of the Demon, in which Andrews appeared). The quality of this article or section may be compromised by peacock terms. You can help Wikipedia by removing peacock terms. ... 1932 (MCMXXXII) was a leap year starting on Friday (the link will take you to a full 1932 calendar). ... 17 November is also the name of a Marxist group in Greece, coinciding with the anniversary of the Athens Polytechnic uprising. ... 1939 (MCMXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will take you to calendar). ...


In the last years of his life Andrews suffered from Alzheimer's disease and in 1992 he died of congestive heart failure and pneumonia.


Partial Filmography

The Pilot (aka The One where Monica Gets a Roommate, The One where it all Began, The First One) is the very first episode of the television situation comedy Friends. ... Born again is a term used originally and mainly in Christianity, where it is associated with salvation, conversion and spiritual rebirth. ... Categories: Literature stubs | 1941 books | 1994 books | Novels ... The Devils Brigade is a 1966 book written by World War II combat pilot, novelist, and historian Robert H. Adleman in conjunction with Col. ... Ben D. 00:39, 26 March 2006 (UTC) Category: ... Hot Rods to Hell is a 1967 suspense film, originally intended for television but released in theaters instead after its producers considered it too intense for TV viewers. ... Johnny Reno (1966), a western movie featuring Dana Andrews, Jane Russell, and Lon Chaney, Jr. ... The Loved One was also a short movie directed by wrestler Mick Foley chronicling the rise to success of his character Dude Love. ... Battle of the Bulge is a war film released in 1965. ... Crack in the World is an American disaster movie filmed in Spain in 1965. ... Brainstorm can refer to: a Latvian pop group, see Brainstorm (band) a motion picture from 1983 with Christopher Walken and Natalie Wood, see Brainstorm (movie) a motion picture from 1965 by William Conrad, see [1] (IMDb: [2]) a mental exercise, see Brainstorming an album title by rapper Young MC the... In Harms Way is a 1965 film, produced and directed by Otto Preminger and distributed by Paramount Pictures. ... Madison Avenue is a north-south avenue in the borough of Manhattan in New York City which carries northbound one-way traffic. ... Night Of The Demon is a 1980 low-budget horror movie directed by James C. Wasson and written by Mike Williams, presenting a gory and occasionally quite unsettling take on the Bigfoot legend. ... Zero Hour! is a 1957 movie written by Arthur Hailey that served as the basis for the much more widely known spoof of it, Airplane!. The rights to the movie were purchased by the makers of Airplane!, and they were able to use the screenplay almost verbatim. ... Beyond a reasonable doubt is the highest level of burden of persuasion typically employed in the criminal procedure. ... For other uses, see Comanche (disambiguation). ... While the City Sleeps is a 1956 film directed by Fritz Lang. ... The Glenbrook North High School hazing incident concerned many people worldwide Hazing is often ritualistic harassment, abuse, or humiliation with requirements to perform meaningless tasks, sometimes as a way of initiation into a social group. ... Farley Granger and Dana Andrews in Edge of Doom Edge of Doom is a 1950 film noir shot in black and white. ... Where the Sidewalk Ends is a 1950 film directed by Otto Preminger starring Dana Andrews, Gene Tierney, and Karl Malden. ... My Foolish Heart is a 1949 film which tells the story of a womans reflections on the bad turns her life has taken. ... Deep Waters is a short story by P. G. Wodehouse, which first appeared in the United States in the March 25, 1910 issue of Colliers Weekly, and in the United Kingdom in the June 1910 issue of the Strand. ... Night Song is an album by qawwal Ustad Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan and guitarist and producer Michael Brook. ... Boomerang! is a 1947 film based on a true story about the early career of Attorney General Homer Cummings. ... Daisy Kenyon (1947) is a romantic melodrama starring Joan Crawford, Henry Fonda and Dana Andrews as three people involved in a romantic triangle in postwar New York City. ... The Best Years of Our Lives is a 1946 movie about three servicemen (an air force officer, an infantry sergeant, and an ordinary sailor) trying to piece their lives back together after coming back home from World War II. It is based on a novel by MacKinlay Kantor, Glory for... A Walk in the Sun is a war film released in 1945. ... Darnell and Andrews in Fallen Angel Fallen Angel is a 1945 black-and-white film noir-style movie directed by Otto Preminger. ... A state fair is a competitive and recreational gathering of a U.S. states population. ... Laura is a 1944 film noir which tells the story of a police detective, investigating a womans murder, who falls in love with her portrait. ... The Wing and a Prayer ,known as well by its second title The story of carrier X, was a B/W war film produced in WW2, 1943-44, and was about the heroic crews of the Navy Bombers. ... The Purple Heart is a 1944 US film. ... December 7 is the 341st day (342nd on leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... The North Star is an episode of Detective Conan. ... The Ox-Bow Incident is a 1940 Western novel by Walter Van Tilburg Clark, in which two drifters are drawn into a posse formed to find the murderer of a local man. ... -1... 1941 movie by Fox. ... Ball of Fire (also known as The Professor and the Burlesque Queen) is a 1941 comedy film which tells the story of a group of encyclopedists interested in documenting slang who protect a nightclub singer on the lam for testifying against her mobster boyfriend. ... Belle Starr in a posed photograph Myra Maybelle Shirley better known as Belle Starr (February 5, 1848 – February 3, 1889) was famous as an American outlaw. ... Kit Carson Kit Carson (December 24, 1809 – May 23, 1868), born Christopher Houston Carson, was an American frontiersman. ... The Westerner is a 1940 film with Walter Brennan. ...

Trivia

  • "Dana Andrews was trained as a singer before his movie career began, but the only time he sang in a movie, State Fair (1945), — his voice was dubbed!" - Ripley's Believe It or Not!

A state fair is a competitive and recreational gathering of a U.S. states population. ... Night Of The Demon is a 1980 low-budget horror movie directed by James C. Wasson and written by Mike Williams, presenting a gory and occasionally quite unsettling take on the Bigfoot legend. ... The Rocky Horror Picture Show (first released in the United Kingdom on 14 August 1975) is a comedy-horror musical film directed by Jim Sharman from a screenplay by Sharman and Richard OBrien, who also composed the songs. ...

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Dana Andrews
Preceded by
George Chandler
President of Screen Actors Guild
1963 – 1965
Succeeded by
Charlton Heston

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Dana Andrews - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (560 words)
He was born Carver Dana Andrews on a farm just outside of Collins, Covington County, Mississippi, the third of nine children of Anice and Charles Forrest Andrews, a Baptist minister, his given names being the last names of two of the minister's teachers.
Andrews' role in the 1943 movie adaptation of The Ox-Bow Incident with Henry Fonda is often cited as one of his better early films.
Andrew's role in the movie Night of the Demon in 1957, inspired the line, "Dana Andrews said prunes gave him the runes" from the song Science Fiction Double Feature in the musical Rocky Horror Picture Show.
Dana Andrews at Reel Classics: Biography (613 words)
CARVER DANA ANDREWS was born on New Year's Day 1909 in Don't (a small town outside Collins), Mississippi to Rev. Charles Forrest Andrews, a Baptist minister, and his wife Anice.
In October 1938, a scout for Samuel Goldwyn spotted Andrews and the producer gave him a contract for $150 a week, but permitted him to continue studying at the Playhouse.
Andrews' film career peaked in the 1940s after his portrayal of a lynch mob victim in THE OX-BOW INCIDENT (1943) with Henry Fonda and Jane Darwell, which many consider the best performance of his career.
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