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Dana Andrews

Actor | * 01/01/1909 († 83, 12/17/1992) | Covington County, Mississippi, USA
Carver Dana Andrews (January 1, 1909 – December 17, 1992) was an American film actor and a major Hollywood star during the 1940s. He continued acting in less prestigious roles into the 1980s. He is remembered for his roles as a police detective-lieutenant in the film noir Laura (1944) and as war veteran Fred Derry in The Best Years of Our Lives (1946), the latter being the role for which he received the most critical praise. ()
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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.

Most frequent genres for this person: Drama | Thriller | Action

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Movies with Dana Andrews as Actor(85)

as Himself (archive footage)2001 Goldwyn: The Man and His Movies
as The Cardinal1985 Prince Jack
as himself1983 The Horror of It All
as Randolph Evers1980 The Pilot
as General George C. Marshall1980 Ike: The War Years
as Edgar Harolds1978 Good Guys Wear Black
as Roger Shanley1977 The Last Hurrah
as Red Ridingwood1976 The Last Tycoon
as Morgan1975 Take a Hard Ride
as Scott Freeman1974 Airport 1975
as Blake1972 Innocent Bystanders
as Allan McDonald1971 The Failing of Raymond
as Brig. Gen. Walter Naylor1968 The Devil's Brigade
as Capt. Kelly1967 The Cobra
as George Kimmins1967 The Ten Million Dollar Grab
as Tom Phillips1967 Hot Rods to Hell
as Dr. Norberg1966 The Frozen Dead
as Johnny Reno1966 Johnny Reno
as Colonel Pritchard1965 Battle of the Bulge
as Dr. Stephen Sorenson1965 Crack in the World
as Gen. Buck Brinkman1965 The Loved One
as Admiral Broderick1965 In Harm's Way
as Col. Lancaster1965 Spy in Your Eye
as Gen. Williams1965 The Satan Bug
as Tom Rosser1965 Town Tamer
as Cort Benson1965 Brainstorm
as Clint Lorimer1962 Madison Avenue
as Mark Bragg1960 Alas, Babylon
as Dick Barnett1960 The Crowded Sky
as Det. Lt. Mark McPherson (voice) (archive footage)1959 The Story on Page One
as Abner "Ab" Bedford1958 Enchanted Island
as Alan Eaton1958 The Fearmakers
as Lt. Ted Stryker1957 Zero Hour!
as Dr. John Holden1957 Night of the Demon
as Fred Davis1957 Spring Reunion
as Tom Garrett1956 Beyond a Reasonable Doubt
as Edward Mobley1956 While the City Sleeps
as Jim Read1956 Comanche
as Dr. Rourke O'Brien1955 Strange Lady in Town
as Brett Halliday1955 Smoke Signal
as Scott Walters1954 Duel in the Jungle
as Dick Carver1954 Elephant Walk
as Jim Guthrie1954 Three Hours to Kill
as Jimmy Race1952 Assignment: Paris
as Pat Bannon1951 Sealed Cargo
as Martin Greer1951 I Want You
as Jake Flannigan1951 The Frogmen
as Father Thomas Roth1950 Edge of Doom
as Det. Sgt. Mark Dixon1950 Where the Sidewalk Ends
as Walt Dreiser1950 My Foolish Heart
as Mike Dillon1949 Sword in the Desert
as Henry Lambert / Gilbert Lauderdale1949 The Forbidden Street
as Hod Stillwell1948 Deep Waters
as Igor Gouzenko1948 The Iron Curtain
as Perry Ashwell1948 No Minor Vices
as Dan Evans1947 Night Song
as Dan O'Mara1947 Daisy Kenyon
as State's Attorney Henry L. Harvey1947 Boomerang!
as Logan Stuart1946 Canyon Passage
as Fred Derry1946 The Best Years of Our Lives
as Sgt. Bill Tyne1945 A Walk in the Sun
as Pat Gilbert1945 State Fair
as Eric Stanton1945 Fallen Angel
as Capt. Harvey Ross1944 The Purple Heart
as Joe Nelson1944 Up in Arms
as Det. Lt. Mark McPherson1944 Laura
as Lt. Cmdr. Edward Moulton1944 Wing and a Prayer
as Donald Martin1943 The Ox-Bow Incident
as Kolya Simonov1943 The North Star
as Ghost of US sailor killed at Pearl Harbor1943 December 7th
as Lt. Cdr. Dewey Connors1943 Crash Dive
as Bill Roberts1942 Berlin Correspondent
as Maj. Thomas Crail1941 Belle Starr
as Ben Ragan1941 Swamp Water
as Joe Lilac1941 Ball of Fire
as Capt. Tim Harmon1941 Tobacco Road
as Captain John C. Fremont1940 Kit Carson
as Sergeant Dunn1940 Lucky Cisco Kid
as Hod Johnson1940 The Westerner
as Scrappy Wilson1940 Sailor's Lady

TV Shows/Series with Dana Andrews as Actor(15)

as Gen. George C. Marshall1979 Ike
as Thomas Boswell1969 Bright Promise
as Judge Leland McIntyre1960 Checkmate

Full Name: Dana Andrews
Born: Friday, 01/01 1909 (January) in Collins
Died: Thursday, 12/17 1992 (December) in Los Alamitos (aged: 83)
Zodiac sign: Capricorn (Chinese zodiac sign: Rooster)
Educated at: Sam Houston State University
Siblings: Steve Forrest
Other names for Dana Andrews (nicknames, foreign languages etc.):
"Carver Dana Andrews"
Dana Andrews frequently works together with these people:
Thomas Little (13x, Crew)
Otto Preminger (11x, Crew)
Lyle R. Wheeler (9x, Crew)
Burgess Meredith (9x, Actor)
Richard Day (9x, Crew)
Samuel Goldwyn (9x, Crew)
Rod Serling (8x, Crew)
Dane Clark (8x, Actor)
David Wayne (8x, Actor)
Daniel Mandell (8x, Crew)
Jack Klugman (7x, Actor)
Jack Laird (7x, Crew)
WatchPlayStream ID: PEOPLE:6647, Added: 03/23/2018, Last updated: 07/26/2020