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Eddie Dew ACTOR

Eddie Dew was born on January 29th, 1909 in Sumner, Washington with the birth name Edward M. Dew.  Over the course of his career he worked not only as an actor but also a television and film director.
His career in entertainment began in the 1930's with small roles on such films as, "The Story of Louis Pasteur" (1937) starring Paul Muni, Josephine Hutchinson, Anita Louise, Henry O'Neill, Halliwell Hobbes, Porter Hall, Dickie Moore, Walter Kinsford, Akim Tamiroff and Donald Woods, "Another Dawn" (1937) starring Kay Francis, Errol Flynn and Ian Hunter, "The Adventures of Robin Hood" (1938) starring Errol Flynn, Olivia de Havilland, Basil Rathbone, Melville Cooper, Ian Hunter, Montague Love, Una O'Connor, Patric Knowles, Robert Warwick, Alan Hale Sr. and Eugene Pallette and Claude Rains, "Professor Beware" (1938) with Harold Lloyd, Phyllis Welch and Raymond Walburn and "The Hunchback of Notre Dame" (1939) starring Charles Laughton as Quasimodo, Maureen O'Hara, Cedric Hardwicke, Edmond O'Brien, George Zucco, George Tobias and Thomas Mitchell

After gaining some experience in the industry he began to add more substantial film roles to his resume such as, "The Fighting 69th" (1940) starring James Cagney, Pat O'Brien, George Brent, William Lundigan, Frank McHugh, William Hopper, Henry O'Neill, Dennis Morgan, Dick Foran, Guinn 'Big Boy' Williams, Jeffrey Lynn, John Litel, Alan Hale Sr. and George Reeves, "Military Academy" (1940) starring Tommy Kelly, Bobby Jordan and David Holt, Don Beddoe, Walter Tetley, Joan Leslie and Jackie Searl, "Dude Cowboy" (1941) starring Tim Holt, Eddie Kane, Marjorie Reynolds, Lloyd Ingraham, Byron Foulger, Louise Currie and Tom London, "Riding the Wind" (1942), "Red River Robin Hood" (1942) starring with Tim Holt, Tom London, Keene Duncan, Cliff Edwards and Earle Hodgins and "Fighting Frontier" (1943) with Harry Woods, Robert Mitchum, Lorraine Miller and Smiley Burnette.
Up until this point in his career, he mostly appeared in 'B' Westerns and the majority of his roles were un-credited.  However, Dew remained working in the industry and did not let his lack of popularity as an actor discourage him.
He signed on with Universal and for a decade mostly appeared in supporting film roles such as, "Trigger Trail" (1944) co-starring Rod Cameron, John Forrest 'Fuzzy' Knight, Lane Chandler, George Eldredge, Vivian Austin and Robert 'Buzz' Henry, "Renegades of the Rio Grande" (1945) starring Rod Cameron, John Forrest 'Fuzzy' Knight, Jennifer Holt, Ray Whitley, The Bar-6 Cowboys, Glenn Strange and Edmund Cobb, "Government Agents vs. Phantom Legion" (1951) also starring Walter Reed, Mary Ellen Kay, Dick Curtis, Pierce Lyden, John Pickard and George Meeker and his final acting film role was in, "Pagan Island" (1961) with Nani Maka and Sharon Michael.
Along with film work, the later part of his acting career was more focused on television appearing on, "Buffalo Bill Jr.", "Annie Oakley" and "Hawaii Five-O".

Along with his career as an actor he became a credited director and is most remembered for his work as the director of the television series, "Sergeant Preston of the Yukon".  Other series he directed over the course of his career included, "The Old Testament Scriptures", "This Is My Life", "The Living Bible" and the films, "Naked Gun" (1956), "Stump Run" (1959) with Edgar Buchanan, Slim Pickens and Kaye Elhardt and "Wings of Chance" (1961) starring James Brown, Frances Rafferty, Richard Tretter and Patrick Whyte.
Eddie Dew passed away at the age of sixty three on April 6th, 1972 in Burbank, California. 


1968-1969     Hawaii Five-O 
1961         Pagan Island
1955         Buffalo Bill Jr. 
1955         Annie Oakley 
1954         A Star Is Born
1954         Them!
1954         Ride Clear of Diablo
1953         Tumbleweed
1953         The Lone Hand
1952         Schlitz Playhouse 
1952         Scarlet Angel
1951         Government Agents vs. Phantom Legion
1951         All That I Have
1950         Sunset Blvd.
1945         Renegades of the Rio Grande
1945         Beyond the Pecos
1944         The Old Texas Trail
1944         Riders of the Santa Fe
1944         Trail to Gunsight
1944         Trigger Trail
1944         Lucky Cowboy
1943         Raiders of Sunset Pass
1943         Corvette K-225
1943         Murder on the Waterfront
1943         So Proudly We Hail!
1943         A Lady Takes a Chance
1943         Beyond the Last Frontier
1943         Destroyer
1943         Let's Face It
1943         The Man from Down Under
1943         Six Gun Gospel
1943         Mexican Spitfire's Blessed Event
1943         Action in the North Atlantic
1943         Bombardier
1943         Taxi, Mister
1943         King of the Cowboys
1943         Ladies' Day
1943         Salute for Three
1943         Hi, Buddy
1943         Hold Your Temper
1943         Flight for Freedom
1943         Fighting Frontier
1943         G-men vs. the Black Dragon
1942         Cat People
1942         Star Spangled Rhythm
1942         Red River Robin Hood
1942         Pirates of the Prairie
1942         Army Surgeon
1942         Flying Tigers
1942         Highways by Night
1942         Across the Pacific
1942         Shadows on the Sage
1942         Timber!
1942         Wings for the Eagle
1942         Top Sergeant
1942         The Falcon Takes Over
1942         Syncopation
1942         Remember Pearl Harbor
1942         Escape from Hong Kong
1942         Hello, Annapolis
1942         My Favorite Blonde
1942         Riding the Wind
1942         Pardon My Stripes
1941         West of Cimarron
1941         Dude Cowboy
1941         Paris Calling
1941         The Devil and Daniel Webster
1941         King of the Texas Rangers
1941         Mob Town
1941         Badlands of Dakota
1941         Sunset in Wyoming
1941         Cyclone on Horseback
1941         Citizen Kane
1941         Mutiny in the Arctic
1941         Sky Raiders
1941         Adventures of Captain Marvel
1941         Play Girl
1940         The Green Hornet Strikes Again!
1940         Mysterious Doctor Satan
1940         A Dispatch from Reuter's
1940         Cherokee Strip
1940         Wagon Train
1940         Military Academy
1940         Cross-Country Romance
1940         The Man with Nine Lives
1940         The Fighting 69th
1939         The Hunchback of Notre Dame
1939         Everybody's Hobby
1939         The Adventures of Jane Arden
1938         Dick Tracy Returns
1938         Army Girl
1938         Professor Beware
1938         The Adventures of Robin Hood
1937         Another Dawn
1936         The Story of Louis Pasteur 

Matinee Classics - The Fighting 69th starring James Cagney, Pat O'Brien, George Brent, Jeffrey Lynn, Alan Hale Sr., Frank McHugh, Dennis Morgan, Dick Foran, William Lundigan, Guinn 'Big Boy' Williams, Henry O'Neill, John Litel, Sammy Cohen, Harvey Stephens, William Hopper, Tom Dugan, Frank Wilcox, George Reeves, Frank Goghlan Jr., Herbert Anderson, Jack Boyle Jr., Richard Clayton, John Daheim and Eddie Dew
Matinee Classics - Riding the Wind starring Tim Holt, Ray Whitley, Joan Barclay, Lee 'Lasses' White, Eddie Dew, Ernie Adams, Earle Hodgins, Kate Harrington, Charles R. Phipps, Bud Osborne, Karl Hackett, Hank Worden and Larry Steers

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