Dana Andrews
Actor
Dana Andrews
Dana Andrews was an American film actor. He was one of Hollywood's major stars of the 1940s, and continued acting, though generally in less prestigious roles, into the 1980s.
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In Memoriam: Samuel Menashe - New Yorker (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
... the sense of no future and a nightmare past that Menashe describes, is familiar from the existential cinema of film noir, with its sweaty brow and its blank and terrified gazes or its furtively avid glances—the look of Robert Ryan and Dana Andrews
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Historic Theatre Foundation to offer behind-the-scenes Pasadena Playhouse tours - Pasadena Star-News
Google News - over 5 years
The Spanish Revival-style playhouse - one of the oldest producing theatrical companies in the nation and an official state theater of California - has launched the careers of actors from Dana Andrews, Tyrone Power and William Holden to Gene Hackman,
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Alice Gustafson Ice Cream Social Photos - Patch.com
Google News - over 5 years
Maggie Perrault enjoys some ice cream at Alice Gustafson School's ice cream social on Monday. Students on Monday at one of Batavia's west-side schools got a sneak peak at their classrooms and more. Alice Gustafson Elementary School held
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Bulldog Booster Corn Boil Kicks Off Batavia Fall Sports - Patch.com
Google News - over 5 years
About 2000 Batavia residents gathered at the Batavia High School Bulldog Stadium to enjoy the corn boil. The weather was pleasant, unlike last year. "It's hot, but it could be rainy," said booster club president Marcy Stone
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TV Q&A with David Inman - Boston Herald
Google News - over 5 years
A.That sounds like the 1944 film “The Purple Heart,” which stars Dana Andrews, Richard Conte, Farley Granger and Sam Levene. It's on DVD. Q. I have searched the world over for the name of an old RV that I would like to restore in my old age
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Art In Your Eye Preview: Festival Setup - Patch.com
Google News - over 5 years
Del Webb, artist and volunteer, and Rosalie Vass, Art In Your Eye coordinator, prepare the display that will hang the artwork that will be juried this year at the festival. This outdoor event will feature more than 75 artists
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Vote On Batavia Chick-fil-A Design Pushed Back - Patch.com
Google News - over 5 years
Batavia's Planning Commission held a public hearing Wednesday for a new Chick-fil-A restaurant. City officials will wait at least another month to bring talks of a new Batavia restaurant back to council chambers
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The Greatest Hollywood Director You May Never Have Heard Of - Huffington Post (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
The film follows the readjustments to civilian life faced by three veterans: Fred Derry (Dana Andrews), an officer coming back to a dead-end job, Al Stephenson (Fredric March), an older soldier returning to family and a stable career, and Homer Parrish
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Pooches Pack Batavia Pet Parade Saturday, Joined By Turtle, Cockatiel - Patch.com
Google News - over 5 years
Morgan Callison, 4, and Brandon Callison, 2, and Penny, a Black Lab, jam on Saturday before the Windmill City Festival Pet Parade in Batavia. A Batavia parade on Saturday included participants with paws,
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Batavia Sky Concert Fireworks a Hit - Patch.com
Google News - over 5 years
July 4 Fireworks light up the sky across Batavia. Over 15000 people on Monday packed the lawns at Engstrom Park and Batavia High School to get a prime seat for the Batavia Sky Concert fireworks show
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MOVIE REVIEW | 'THE PERFECT HOST'; David Hyde Pierce in Thriller ‘The Perfect Host’ - Review
NYTimes - over 5 years
Warwick Wilson, the prim, dapper title character of “The Perfect Host,” played by David Hyde Pierce , seems at first to be a clone of Waldo Lydecker, the snobbish newspaper columnist of Otto Preminger’s film-noir classic “ Laura .” As Warwick jousts with John Taylor (Clayne Crawford), a scruffy bank robber on the lam
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A Welcome to His World Is Accepted at Your Peril - New York Times
Google News - over 5 years
... lam who talks his way into Warwick's immaculate Los Angeles lair, you expect an insidious tug of war between an aesthete and a roughneck, similar to the power struggle of Clifton Webb's imperious dandy and Dana Andrews's earthy detective in “Laura
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Prairie State Project Prompts Review of Utilities - Patch.com
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A project involving a future power source has prompted a review of Batavia's utility portfolio. The Batavia City Council on Monday selected Pace Global Energy Services to provide a risk-benefit analysis and
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City Council Takes Down Sign Assistance Program - Patch.com
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The Batavia City Council doesn't want to see the signs. At least not the ones coming from tax funding. The majority of the City Council on Monday voted against the Downtown Signage
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Dana Andrews
    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 1992
    Age 83
    In the last years of his life, Andrews suffered from Alzheimer's disease. In 1992, two weeks before his 84th birthday, he died of congestive heart failure and pneumonia.
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  • 1975
    Age 66
    Fifteen years later, Andrews and Zimbalist appeared in Airport 1975, Andrews playing a businessman pilot who has a heart attack and crashes his plane into a 747 that Zimbalist is flying.
    More Details Hide Details In the 1970s, Andrews was active in real estate, telling a newspaper reporter, "I have one hotel that brings me in $200,000 a year."
  • 1972
    Age 63
    Andrews eventually brought his alcoholism under control and worked actively with the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence. In 1972, he appeared in a television public service advertisement on the subject.
    More Details Hide Details He spent his final years living at the John Douglas French Center for Alzheimer's Disease in Los Alamitos, California.
  • 1969
    Age 60
    Andrews later appeared in a leading role as college president Tom Boswell on the NBC daytime soap opera Bright Promise from its premiere on September 29, 1969 until March 1971.
    More Details Hide Details In 1960 he and Efrem Zimbalist, Jr. starred in The Crowded Sky.
  • FIFTIES
  • 1963
    Age 54
    In 1963, he was elected president of the Screen Actors Guild.
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  • FORTIES
  • 1952
    Age 43
    From 1952 to 1954, Andrews starred in the radio series I Was a Communist for the FBI about the experiences of Matt Cvetic, an FBI informer who infiltrated the Communist Party.
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  • THIRTIES
  • 1947
    Age 38
    In 1947, he was voted the 23rd most popular star in the U.S.
    More Details Hide Details He played a brutal cop in Where the Sidewalk Ends (1950), also with Tierney. Around this time, alcoholism began to derail Andrews' career, and on a couple of occasions it nearly cost him his life on the highway. By the middle 1950s, Andrews was acting almost exclusively in B-movies. A handful of films he starred in during the late 1950s, however, contain memorable work. Two movies for Fritz Lang in 1956, While the City Sleeps and Beyond a Reasonable Doubt, and two for Jacques Tourneur, Night of the Demon (1957) and The Fearmakers (1958), are well regarded.
  • 1946
    Age 37
    His signature roles came as an obsessed detective in Laura (1944) opposite Gene Tierney, and as a U.S. Army Air Force officer returning home from the war in the Oscar-winning 1946 film The Best Years of Our Lives.
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  • 1945
    Age 36
    In 1945, he co-starred with Jeanne Crain in the musical State Fair.
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  • 1943
    Age 34
    In the 1943 movie adaptation of The Ox-Bow Incident with Henry Fonda, often cited as one of his best films, he played a lynching victim.
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  • 1941
    Age 32
    He was also memorable as the gangster in the 1941 comedy Ball of Fire, again teaming with Gary Cooper.
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  • 1939
    Age 30
    On November 17, 1939, he married actress Mary Todd, by whom he had three children, Katharine, Stephen and Susan.
    More Details Hide Details For two decades the family lived in Toluca Lake.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1935
    Age 26
    Janet Andrews died in 1935 of pneumonia.
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  • 1932
    Age 23
    Andrews married Janet Murray on New Year's Eve, 1932.
    More Details Hide Details Their son David (1933–1964) was a musician and composer who died from a cerebral hemorrhage.
  • 1931
    Age 22
    Dana Andrews attended college at Sam Houston State University and also studied business administration in Houston, Texas. In 1931, he traveled to Los Angeles, California, seeking opportunities as a singer.
    More Details Hide Details He worked at various jobs, including pumping gas in Van Nuys. To help Andrews study music at night, "The station owners stepped in... with a deal: $50 a week for full-time study, in exchange for a five-year share of possible later earnings." Andrews 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.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1909
    Age 0
    Born on January 1, 1909.
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