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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Jolly, roly-poly American actor with unruly light brown hair and unique, croakingly raucous, high-pitched voice - the comic sidekick of many a western. He got into films through being a college football star, liked it, overcame objections to the effectiveness of his voice in sound films, and stayed to cheer up more than 150 of them. Death caused by cardiac arrest.

(Source: available at Amazon Quinlan's Film Character Actors: an Illustrated Directory).

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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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Andy Devine Quotes:

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


[seeking the location of an old Mexican silver mine, Roy, Cookie, Lee and the Padre find a clue on one of the bells of San Angelo church]
Padre: [reading the inscription] "As the sun rises, the shadow of my arms and the pillar of my strength shall mark that which God made and whence came the bells of San Angelo."
Lee Madison: That's beautiful!
Cookie Bullfincher: But what does it mean?
Roy Rogers: "... The shadow of my arms and the pillar of my strength..." Arms, pillar - that must mean a cross! Cookie, do you know where there's a cross around here?
Cookie Bullfincher: Sure! On top of the church.
Roy Rogers: No, I mean up in the hills near the border where the mine could be.
Padre: None now, but there was a shrine many years ago to which the people came to pray to Santa Guadalupe at Easter.
Cookie Bullfincher: Sure, Padre, I remember. On your side of the border near some rimrock!


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!


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Andy Devine Facts
Made his stage debut as Cap'n Andy in Guy Lombardo's 1957 production of "Show Boat" at a theatre in Long Island.

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.

Was once honorary mayor of Van Nuys, California.

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