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DANA ANDREWS BIOGRAPHY & FILMOGRAPHY:

Dana Andrews was born on January 1st, 1909 with the birth name Carver Dana Andrews.  He was born on a farm just outside of Collins, Covington county, Mississippi.  He was the third of nine children to Anice and Charles Forrest Andrews who was a Baptist Minister.  His family moved to Texas and settled in Huntsville. 
 
Andrews attended college in Houston and studies business administration.  He worked briefly as an accountant for Gulf & Westerns
 
In 1931, Andrews relocated to Los Angeles, California seeking employment as a singer.  He worked at various jobs to make money and at one gas station he worked at a fellow employee believed Andrews had talent and agreed to pay for him to study Opera and also study at the Pasadena Playhouse, a well known acting school.
 
Following his schooling, Andrews signed a contract with Samuel Goldwyn and finally nine years later, due to the war time shortage of leading men, he booked his first movie role in, "The Westerner" (1940) starring Gary Cooper, Doris Davenport, Walter Brennan, Tom Tyler, Lucien Littlefield, Charles Halton, Forrest Tucker, Lillian Bond, Fred Stone, Paul Hurst, Trevor Bardette and Chill Wills.  Three years later, he starred in, "The Ox-Bow Incident" (1943) starring with Henry Fonda, Anthony Quinn and Harry Morgan, which is known as one of his better films done early on in his career.
 
His film career continued with roles on, "Laura" (1944) with Gene Tierney, "Purple Heart" (1944), "Where The Sidewalk Ends" (1950) and "The Best Years of Our Lives" (1946) also starring Fredric March, Myrna Loy, Teresa Wright, Virginia Mayo, Harold Russell, Ray Teal, Hoagy Carmichael, Ray Collins, Cathy O'Donnell and Steve Cochran, which was an Oscar winning film. 
 
By 1950, Andrews was battling alcohol addiction and his career was beginning to struggle drastically.  He was only getting cast in supporting roles and character parts in B rated films such as, "Zero Hour" (1957), "The Crowded Sky" (1960), "In Harm's Way" (1965) starring alongside John Wayne, Brandon De Wilde, Kirk Douglas, Burgess Meredith, Patricia Neal, Tom Tryon, Henry Fonda, Franchot Tone, Heorge Kennedy, James Mitchum, Carroll O'Connor, Larry Hagman, Jill Haworth and Sterling Hollaway and "Airport 1975" (1974).

He was however, elected as president of SAG, Screen Actors Guild in 1963 and by 1972, Andrews had turned his life around and become sober.  He was one of the first celebrities to ever appear in a public service announcement for AA.

In addition to his film work, Dana Andrews also starred and co-starred in a number of Television series such as, "Bright Promise", "American Girls" and "Falcon Crest" starring Jane Wyman and Robert Foxworth to name a few.  He made his final screen appearance in, "Prince Jack" (1984). 
 
Andrews was married twice, first to Janet Mauray in 1932, sadly she passed away in 1935 not long after the birth of his first son David.  In 1939 he married actress Mary Todd and together they had three children.  Even though Andrews was quite wealthy, he lived a modest life in Studio City, California.  During the latter years of his life, he suffered from Alzheimer's disease and on December 17th, 1992 he died of congestive heart failure and pneumonia. 
 
 
Filmography

1940   The Westerner
1940   Lucky Cisco Kid 
1940   Sailor's Lady
1940   Kit Carson
1941   Tobacco Road 
1941   Belle Starr
1941   Ball of Fire 
1941   Swamp Water 
1942   Berlin Correspondent
1943   Crash Dive 
1943   The Ox-Bow Incident
1943   The North Star
1943   December 7
1944   Up in Arms
1944   The Purple Heart
1944   Wing and a Prayer
1944   Laura 
1945   State Fair
1945   Fallen Angel
1945   A Walk in the Sun
1946   Canyon Passage
1946   The Best Years of Our Lives
1947   Daisy Kenyon
1947   Boomerang
1948   Night Song 
1948   The Iron Curtain
1948   No Minor Vices 
1948   Deep Waters 
1949   Britannia Mews
1949   My Foolish Heart 
1949   Sword in the Desert 
1949   The Forbidden Street
1950   Where the Sidewalk Ends
1950   Edge of Doom
1951   Sealed Cargo 
1951   The Frogmen 
1951   I Want You
1952   Paris 
1954   Elephant Walk
1954   Three Hours to Kill 
1954   Duel in the Jungle
1955   Strange Lady in Town
1955   Smoke Signal 
1956   While the City Sleeps
1956   Comanche
1956   Beyond a Reasonable Doubt
1957   Zero Hour! 
1957   Spring Reunion
1957   Night of the Demon
1958   Enchanted Island
1960   The Crowded Sky 
1962   Madison Avenue 
1963   The Twilight Zone: "No Time Like the Past"
1965   In Harm's Way
1965   The Satan Bug
1965   Brainstorm
1965   Berlin, Appointment for the Spies
1965   Crack in the World 
1965   Town Tamer
1965   Battle of the Bulge
1965   The Loved One
1966   The Frozen Dead
1966   Johnny Reno
1967   Hot Rods to Hell
1967   Il Cobra (The Cobra)
1968   The Devil's Brigade
1972   Innocent Bystanders 
1974   Airport 1975 
1975   Take a Hard Ride 
1976   The Last Tycoon
1976   Good Guys Wear Black 
1978   A Tree, a Rock, a Cloud
1978   Born Again
1979   The Pilot
1984   Prince Jack





Matinee Classics - In Harm's Way starring John Wayne, Kirk Douglas, Patricia Neal, Tom Tryon, Paula Prentiss, Brandon de Wilde, Jill Haworth, Dana Andrews, Stanley Holloway, Burgess Meredith, Franchot Tone, Henry Fonda, George Kennedy, James Mitchum, Carroll O'Connor and Larry Hagman
Matinee Classics - The Devil's Brigade starring William Holden, Cliff Robertson, Vince Edwards, Andrew Prine, Jeremy Slate, Claude Akins, Jack Watson, Richard Jaeckel, Richard Dawson, Tom Troupe, Luke Askew, Harry Carey Jr., Michael Rennie, Carroll O'Connor, Dana Andrews, Gretchen Wyler, Paul Hornung, Patric Knowles, Wilhelm von Homburg, Gene Fullmer, Maggie Thrett, James Craig, Donald Ein and Dick Simmons
Matinee Classics - The Purple Heart starring Dana Andrews, Richard Conte, Farley Granger, Kevin O'Shea, Don 'Red' Barry, Trudy Marshall, Sam Levene, Charles Russell, John Craven, Tala Birell, Richard Loo, Peter Chong, Gregory Gaye, Torben Meyer and Kurt Katch
Matinee Classics - Sailor's Lady starring Nancy Kelly, Jon Hall, Joan Davis, Dana Andrews, Mary Nash, Larry 'Buster' Crabbe, Kay Aldridge, Harry Shannon, Wally Vernon, Bruce Hampton, Charles D. Brown, Selmer Jackson, Edgar Dearing, Edmund MacDonald and William B. Davidson
Matinee Classics - The Best Years of Our Lives starring Myrna Loy, Fredric March, Dana Andrews, Teresa Wright, Virginia Mayo, Cathy O'Donnell, Hoagy Carmichael, Harold Russell, Gladys George, Roman Bohnen, Ray Collins, Minna Gombell, Walter Baldwin, Steve Cochran and Dorothy Adams
Matinee Classics - The Best Years of Our Lives starring Myrna Loy, Fredric March, Dana Andrews, Teresa Wright, Virginia Mayo, Cathy O'Donnell, Hoagy Carmichael, Harold Russell, Gladys George, Roman Bohnen, Ray Collins, Minna Gombell, Walter Baldwin, Steve Cochran and Dorothy Adams
Matinee Classics - The Best Years of Our Lives starring Myrna Loy, Fredric March, Dana Andrews, Teresa Wright, Virginia Mayo, Cathy O'Donnell, Hoagy Carmichael, Harold Russell, Gladys George, Roman Bohnen, Ray Collins, Minna Gombell, Walter Baldwin, Steve Cochran and Dorothy Adams


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