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Character actor, Andy Devine, was born Andrew Vabre Devine on Oct 7, 1905 in Flagstaff, AZ. Devine died at the age of 71 on Feb 18, 1977 in Orange, CA and was cremated and his ashes given to family or friend.



He was honored with two stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the categories of Radio and Television.

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Nebka: An unruly horse and a dangerous woman - only evil can come of this!

[Mrs. Mallory, a passenger, has just given birth]
Buck: Hey, Curly, do you think I oughta charge Mrs. Mallory's baby half fare?

Blacky Gorman: Hey Al, do you know Mrs. Franklin?
Al: Well, I knew a Mrs. Chili Franklin once.
Blacky Gorman: Where does she live?
Al: Well, I'm just not quite sure, ya see, she's been dead about 12 years now.

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According to an in-depth article by Joe Collura for "Classic Images," Andy was born in Flagstaff, Arizona but moved with his family west to Kingman in Mohave County. While there his father, Thomas, served as the Mohave County treasurer and owned the Hotel Beale. His father later suffered from stomach cancer and traveled to Los Angeles for treatment, where he died during surgery.

The main street of Kingman, Arizona, near Devine's birthplace of Flagstaff, Arizona, is named Andy Devine Boulevard.

Was a licensed amateur (ham) radio operator with the call sign WB6RER. The call is now owned by an amateur radio club in Kingman, AZ, which holds an annual event in memory of their favourite son.

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