Dana Andrews Biography

Birthday: 1909-01-01
Place of Birth: Covington County, Mississippi
Height: 5' 10" (1.78 m)
Wiki Biography: President of the Screen Actors Guild from 1963 to 1965, Dana Andrews was one of the first to speak out against the degradation of the acting profession, particularly actresses doing nude scenes just to get a role. Probably the first actor to do a public service announcement about alcoholism (in 1972 for the U.S. Department of Transportation), he was a member of the National Council on Alcoholism and did public speaking tours. Quote from Bob Greene, "Chicago Tribune", November 3, 1993: "To me, Andrews . . . represented both the grand possibilities and the ultimate despair the movies can offer a man. He was a certified movie star, yet by the end of his life he enjoyed neither artistic acclaim granted a Fellini, nor the ease of getting a job taken for granted by a Phoenix." Worked with such directors as Otto Preminger, Fritz Lang, William Wyler, William A. Wellman, Jean Renoir, Elia Kazan.

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TV Title Appeared As Year Genre
The Westerner 1940 Drama
Wing and a Prayer 1944 Action
In Harm's Way Admiral 'Blackjack' Broderick 1965 Drama
Bright Promise 1969 Drama
Movies Title Appeared As Year Genre
Born Again 0000
The Westerner 1940 0, Fantasy, Biography
Ball of Fire 1941 Biography
Tobacco Road 1941 Comedy, Drama
Swamp Water 1942 Drama
Crash Dive Lt. Cmdr. Dewey Connors 1943 Romance, Biography, 0
December 7th 1943 0, Romance
The Ox-Bow Incident 1943 Crime, Drama
Laura Det. Lt. Mark McPherson 1944 0, Game Show, Biography
The Purple Heart Capt. Harvey Ross 1944 Drama, History
State Fair Pat Gilbert 1945 0
The North Star 1945 Drama, Musical, Romance
Wing and a Prayer 1945 Action, Drama
A Walk in the Sun 1945 Drama
The Best Years of Our Lives Fred Derry 1946 Biography, 0, 0
Daisy Kenyon 1947 Drama, Romance
My Foolish Heart 1950 Drama
Where the Sidewalk Ends 1950 Crime, Drama
The Frogmen 1951 Adventure, Drama
Elephant Walk 1954 0
While the City Sleeps 1956 Drama
Zero Hour! Lt. Ted Stryker 1957 Game Show
Battle of the Bulge Col. Pritchard 1965 0, 0, Romance
Crack in the World 1965 Sport
The Loved One Gen. Brinkson 1965
The Satan Bug 1965 Sci Fi, Thriller
In Harm's Way Adm. Broderick 1965
Johnny Reno 1966
Hot Rods to Hell 1967 Action, Drama, Thriller
Airport 1975 Scott Freeman 1974 Action, Drama, Thriller
Good Guys Wear Black 1978
Prince Jack The Cardinal 1985 Drama
The Last Tycoon 2012 0