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Dana Andrews

Highest Rated:   100% Curse of the Demon (1958)
Lowest Rated:   29% Airport 1975 (1974)
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Birthplace:   Covington County, Mississippi, USA
A former accountant for the Gulf Oil Company, Dana Andrews made his stage debut with the prestigious Pasadena Playhouse in 1935. Signed to a joint film contract by Sam Goldwyn and 20th Century Fox in 1940, Andrews bided his time in supporting roles until the wartime shortage of leading men promoted him to stardom. His matter-of-fact, dead pan acting style was perfectly suited to such roles as the innocent lynching victim in The Ox-Bow Incident (1943) and laconic city detective Mark McPherson in Laura (1944). For reasons unknown, Andrews often found himself cast as aviators: he was the downed bomber pilot in The Purple Heart (1944), the ex-flyboy who has trouble adjusting to civilian life in The Best Years of Our Lives (1946), and the foredoomed airliner skipper in Zero Hour (1957), The Crowded Sky (1960), and Airport 1975 (1974). His limited acting range proved a drawback in the 1950s, and by the next decade he was largely confined to character roles, albeit good ones. From 1963 to 1965, Andrews was president of the Screen Actors Guild, where among other things he bemoaned Hollywood's obsession with nudity and sordidness (little suspecting that the worst was yet to come!). An ongoing drinking problem seriously curtailed his capability to perform, and on a couple of occasions nearly cost him his life on the highway; in 1972, he went public with his alcoholism in a series of well-distributed public service announcements, designed to encourage other chronic drinkers to seek professional help. In addition to his film work, Andrews also starred or co-starred in several TV series (Bright Promise, American Girls, and Falcon Crest) and essayed such TV-movie roles as General George C. Marshall in Ike (1979). Dana Andrews made his final screen appearance in Peter Bogdanovich's Saint Jack.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet Smoke Signal
  • Actor
2013
No Score Yet Edge Of Doom
  • Actor
2004
No Score Yet December 7th: The Movie
  • Actor
2001
No Score Yet Prince Jack
  • The Cardinal
1985
No Score Yet The Pilot
  • Randolph Evers
1980
No Score Yet Good Guys Wear Black
  • Government Man
1978
No Score Yet Ike: The War Years
  • Actor
1978
No Score Yet Take a Hard Ride (Kid Vengeance)
  • Morgan
1977
44% The Last Tycoon
  • Red Ridingwood
1976
29% Airport 1975
  • Small-Plane Pilot
1974
No Score Yet Innocent Bystanders
  • Blake
1972
No Score Yet The Devil's Brigade
  • Brig. Gen. Walter Naylor
1968
No Score Yet Hot Rods to Hell
  • Tom Phillips
1967
No Score Yet Johnny Reno
  • Johnny Reno
1966
67% Battle of the Bulge
  • Col. Pritchard
1965
53% The Loved One
  • Gen. Brinkman
1965
No Score Yet Brainstorm
  • Cort Benson
1965
No Score Yet Crack in the World
  • Dr. Stephen Sorenson
1965
40% In Harm's Way
  • Adm. Broderick
1965
60% The Satan Bug
  • Gen. Williams
1965
No Score Yet Madison Avenue
  • Actor
1962
No Score Yet The Crowded Sky
  • Dick Barnett
1960
No Score Yet The Fearmakers
  • Alan Eaton
1959
100% Curse of the Demon
  • Dr. John Holden
1958
No Score Yet Enchanted Island
  • Abner 'Ab' Bedford
1958
No Score Yet Zero Hour!
  • Lt. Ted Stryker
1957
69% Beyond a Reasonable Doubt
  • Tom Garrett
1956
No Score Yet Comanche
  • Jim Read
1956
No Score Yet Strange Lady in Town
  • Dr. Rork O'Brien
1955
89% While the City Sleeps
  • Edward Mobley
1955
No Score Yet Three Hours to Kill
  • Jim Guthrie
1954
No Score Yet Duel in the Jungle
  • Scott Walters
1954
60% Elephant Walk
  • Dick Carver
1954
No Score Yet I Want You
  • Martin Greer
1951
No Score Yet The Frogmen
  • Jake Flannigan
1951
No Score Yet Sealed Cargo
  • Pat Bannon
1951
No Score Yet Edge of Doom
  • Father Thomas Roth
1950
100% Where the Sidewalk Ends
  • Mark Dixon
1950
No Score Yet My Foolish Heart
  • Walt Dreiser
1949
No Score Yet Deep Waters
  • Hod Stillwell
1948
No Score Yet The Iron Curtain
  • Igor Gouzenko
1948
100% Daisy Kenyon
  • Dan O'Mara
1947
73% Boomerang!
  • Henry L. Harvey
1947
96% The Best Years of Our Lives
  • Fred Derry
1946
100% Canyon Passage
  • Logan Stuart
1946
100% A Walk in the Sun
  • Sgt. Bill Tyne
1945
80% Fallen Angel
  • Eric Stanton
1945
80% State Fair
  • Pat Gilberg
1945
No Score Yet Up in Arms
  • Joe Nelson
1944
100% Laura
  • Det. McPherson
1944
80% Wing and a Prayer
  • Lt. Cmdr. Edward Moulton
1944
No Score Yet The Purple Heart
  • Capt. Harvey Ross
1944
No Score Yet The North Star (Armored Attack)
  • Kolya
1943
94% The Ox-Bow Incident
  • Donald Martin
1943
No Score Yet Crash Dive
  • Lt. Cmdr. Dewey Connors
1943
No Score Yet December 7th
  • Ghost of Sailor Killed at Pearl Harbor
1942
No Score Yet Belle Starr
  • Maj. Thomas Crail
1941
100% Ball of Fire
  • Joe Lilac
1941
No Score Yet Tobacco Road
  • Dr. Tim
1941
No Score Yet Swamp Water
  • Ben Ragan
1941
No Score Yet Kit Carson
  • Captain John C. Fremont
1940
100% The Westerner
  • Bart Cobble
1940

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet The Twilight Zone
1959-1964
  • Paul Driscoll
  • 1963

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