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Encyclopedia > Edward Andrews
Andrews in the Twilight Zone episode "Third from the Sun"
Andrews in the Twilight Zone episode "Third from the Sun"

Edward Andrews (October 9, 1914 - March 8, 1985) was an American actor, most familiar today for his role as Howard Baker in Sixteen Candles. Image File history File links EdwardAndrews. ... Image File history File links EdwardAndrews. ... Note, this page is about the television series and its two revivals. ... Third From the Sun is an episode of the television series The Twilight Zone. ... October 9 is the 282nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (283rd in leap years). ... 1914 (MCMXIV) was a common year starting on Thursday. ... March 8 is the 67th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (68th in Leap years). ... This article is about the year. ... Promotional poster for Sixteen Candles, from left to right Anthony Michael Hall, Molly Ringwald and Michael Schoeffling Sixteen Candles is a 1984 coming-of-age film starring Molly Ringwald, Anthony Michael Hall, and Michael Schoeffling. ...


He was born in Griffin, Georgia, the son of a minister. He began acting on stage in 1926 and had progressed to Broadway by 1935. Griffin is a city located in Spalding County, Georgia. ... Broadway theatre is often considered the highest professional form of theatre in the United States. ...


In 1936, Andrews debuted in the world of cinema, in the movie Rushin' Art. It was not until 1955, however, that he appeared in his second movie. He was cast as the subversive and corrupt character of Rhett Tanner, head of a knock-them-off political machine, in The Phenix City Story. See also: 1935 in film 1936 1937 in film 1930s in film years in film film // Events January 6 - first Porky Pig animated cartoon September 28 - The Marx Brothers Harpo Marx marries actress Susan Fleming Top grossing films in North America Red River Valley Academy Awards Best Picture: The Great... // Events November 3 - The musical Guys and Dolls, starring Marlon Brando and Frank Sinatra, debuts. ... The Phenix City Story is a 1955 film noir directed by Phil Karlson. ...


While Andrews' film acting career began in earnest in his forties, the actor is mostly strongly thought of (and was consistently typecast) as a grandfatherly type, and thus he is most strongly associated with his roles in later movies. Among his roles are many soft and friendly businessman characters.


Well-known films in which Andrews acted include The Harder They Fall, in which he played Jim Weyerhause, The Young Savages, in which he appeared as R. Daniel Cole, Elmer Gantry, in which he was memorable as George F. Babbitt, The Absent-Minded Professor and Son of Flubber, in both of which he played the Defense Secretary, and Avanti!, in which he was a very convincing agent of the State Department. The Harder They Fall is a 1956 film noir/drama starring Humphrey Bogart in his last movie role. ... Elmer Gantry is a 1927 novel by Sinclair Lewis as well as a 1960 film which tells the story of a con man who teams up with a female evangelist to sell religion to small-town America. ... The Absent Minded Professor is a 1961 Disney film starring Fred MacMurray as title character Ned Brainard and Nancy Olson as Betsy Carlisle. ... Avanti is a 1972 comedy directed by Billy Wilder, starring Jack Lemmon, Juliet Mills, Clive Revill, Edward Andrews and Gianfranco Barra. ...


Starting in the 1960s, he also began acting in television series. He played the character of Charley in the 1966 dramatization of Death of a Salesman, and constantly acted throughout the 1970s as Elton Dykstra on The Intruders, Ernest W. Stanley on The Man Who Came to Dinner, and Mayor Massey on The Whiz Kid and the Mystery at Riverton. Cover to the Penguin Group book. ... The 1970s decade refers to the years from 1970 to 1979, inclusive. ... The Man Who Came to Dinner, comedy in five acts written by George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart that debuted on October 16, 1939 at the Music Box Theatre in New York City. ...


In 1984, he played the character of Howard Baker in John Hughes' Sixteen Candles, his most famous and most grandfatherly (he turned 70 he year of the casting) role, and his first movie since the beginning of the 1980s. He also played Mr. Corben on The Gremlins, filmed later the same year as Sixteen Candles, which would be his final movie. 1984 (MCMLXXXIV) was a leap year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... John Hughes (born February 18, 1950 in Lansing, Michigan) is a noted film director, producer and writer, responsible for some of the most successful comedy films of the 1980s and 1990s. ... MacGyver is one of the symbols of 1980s The 1980s decade refers to the years from 1980 to 1989, inclusive. ... Cover of an edition of The Gremlins The Gremlins is a childrens book, written by Roald Dahl, and published in 1943. ...


Just after the release of his best-remembered film, Edward Andrews died of a heart attack in 1985.


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Edward Andrews - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (342 words)
Edward Andrews (October 9, 1914 - March 8, 1985) was an American actor, most familiar today for his role as Howard Baker in Sixteen Candles.
He was cast as the subversive and corrupt character of Rhett Tanner, head of a knock-them-off political machine, in The Phenix City Story.
While Andrews' film acting career began in earnest in his forties, the actor is mostly strongly thought of (and was consistently typecast) as a grandfatherly type, and thus he is most strongly associated with his roles in later movies.
Andrews page (576 words)
She was born at Mersham, the daughter of Edward Andrews (1813-84) and Jane GOWER (1812-92).
Edward Andrews (1813-84) married Jane GOWER at Hythe in 1833.
Henry Andrews (1785-1817) was the fourth child of the seven born to Henry Andrews (1759-1821) and Elizabeth BOURNE (1755-1826?).
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