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Job Actor
Years active 1936-84
Known for Jovial grandfatherly types; genial small-town businessman; sinister, corrupt businessmen and officials; comic panic; coldly genuine menace
Top Roles Harvey Burke, Gen. Wallace Bleecker, Jim Weyerhause, Defense Secretary, George F. Babbitt
Top GenresDrama, Comedy, Western, Film Adaptation, Family, Romance
Top TopicsRomance (Comic), Slapstick, Book-Based
Top Collaborators , , , (Producer)
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Edward Andrews Overview:

Character actor, Edward Andrews, was born on Oct 9, 1914 in Griffin, GA. Andrews died at the age of 70 on Mar 8, 1985 in Santa Monica, CA and was cremated and his ashes scattered at sea.

MINI BIO:

Edward Andrews was an avuncular, heftily-built American actor whose big, beaming, bespectacled features could adapt just as easily to comic panic or coldly genuine menace. It was in the latter vein that he broke into films (in The Phenix City Story) after years of solid work on Broadway, but he was soon instantly identifiable as characters whose hale-and-hearty exteriors hid a wide variety of characteristics beneath. He was an incorrigible stealer of the stars' limelight in his peak (1955-66) years. He died from a heart attack.

(Source: available at Amazon Quinlan's Illustrated Dictionary of Film Character Actors).

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Edward Andrews Quotes:

Quentin Judd: Ladies and gentlemen, may the stag outrun the hounds!


Mr. Bennett: Leonard, when will you learn? Everybody does bad things. Everybody has something hidden. Everybody.


Defense Secretary: Oh, you'll be recompensed. Goodness knows the Armed Services are never chintzy. Now what we do, we beard the Appropriations boys in Congress. Matter of fact, I'm putting two of my bravest financial officers on the mission.


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