Andy Devine Overview:

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.

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

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Arizona: Timber!


Cookie Bullfincher: Watch yourself; they won't give us any information unless they think we're bums.
Roy Rogers: That's why I brought you along.
Cookie Bullfincher: Aw, Roy!


Danny McGuire: The program tonight's gonna be swell. Take this fella Beethoven: I'm a pushover for him. And Chopin - well, he's not so dusty, either.


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Andy Devine Facts
Best known for his sidekick role opposite Guy Madison in the western series "Adventures of Wild Bill Hickok" (1951). As Jingles P. Jones, he rode a horse named Joker. The role was originally offered to but turned down by Burl Ives.

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.

Played professional football at one point and used the name Jeremiah Schwartz in order to avoid jeopardizing his amateur standing.

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