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Edward Andrews

Highest Rated:   100% The Harder They Fall (1956)
Lowest Rated:   0% The $1,000,000 Duck (1971)
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Birthplace:   Griffin, Georgia, USA
The son of a clergyman, round-faced character actor Edward Andrews took to the stage at age twelve. He made his Broadway debut in 1935's How Beautiful With Shoes; three years later he co-starred in the Pulitzer Prize-winning The Time of Your Life. Sporting spectacles from the early 1950s onward, Andrews was ideally cast as pompous, overly ambitious military officers, politicians and attorneys. His screen persona was malleable enough to allow for villainy (he played a viciously racist small-town politico in his first film, 1955's The Phenix City Story), though he preferred comedy, taking pride in a particular "finger-waggling" gesture of his that always resulted in loud audience laughter. In 1964, he co-starred with Kathy Nolan in the distaff McHale's Navy rip-off TV sitcom Broadside. Edward Andrews joined several fellow acting veterans in Gremlins (1985), his last film.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
85% Gremlins
  • Mr. Corben
1984
86% Sixteen Candles
  • Howard
1984
No Score Yet The Seniors
  • The Banker
1978
No Score Yet Wilbur and Orville: The First to Fly
  • Actor
1978
No Score Yet How to Break Up a Happy Divorce
  • Actor
1976
No Score Yet Charley and the Angel
  • Ernie, Banker
1973
No Score Yet Starlost: The Return
  • Actor
1973
No Score Yet Now You See Him, Now You Don't
  • Mr. Sampson
1972
87% Avanti!
  • J.J. Blodgett
1972
No Score Yet How to Frame a Figg
  • Mayor Robert Chisholm
1971
0% The $1,000,000 Duck
  • Morgan
1971
57% Tora! Tora! Tora!
  • Adm. Stark
1970
No Score Yet The Trouble with Girls
  • Johnny
1969
No Score Yet The Over-the-Hill Gang
  • Actor
1969
50% The Glass Bottom Boat
  • Bleeker
1966
No Score Yet Death of a Salesman
  • Charlie
1966
57% Send Me No Flowers
  • Dr. Ralph Morrissey
1964
No Score Yet Kisses For My President
  • Sen. Walsh
1964
No Score Yet Good Neighbor Sam
  • Burke
1964
No Score Yet A Tiger Walks
  • Governor
1964
No Score Yet The Brass Bottle
  • Prof. Kenton
1964
86% The Thrill of It All
  • Gardiner Fraleigh
1963
86% Son of Flubber
  • Defense Secretary
1963
No Score Yet 40 Pounds of Trouble
  • Herman
1963
No Score Yet Man From Galveston
  • Hyde
1963
82% Advise and Consent
  • Sen. Knox
1962
No Score Yet The Young Doctors
  • Bannister
1961
50% The Young Savages
  • R. Daniel Cole
1961
81% The Absent-Minded Professor
  • Defense Secretary
1961
96% Elmer Gantry
  • George Babbit
1960
No Score Yet The Fiend Who Walked the West
  • Judge Parker
1958
No Score Yet Tea and Sympathy
  • Herb lee
1957
No Score Yet The Tattered Dress
  • Lester Rawlings
1957
No Score Yet Trooper Hook
  • Actor
1957
No Score Yet Three Brave Men
  • Maj. Jensen
1956
No Score Yet Tension at Table Rock
  • Kirk
1956
No Score Yet These Wilder Years
  • Mr. Spottsford
1956
100% The Harder They Fall
  • Jim Weyerhause
1956
100% The Phenix City Story
  • Rhett Tanner
1955
93% Summertime
  • Actor
1955

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT
Diff'rent Strokes
1978-1986
  • Mr. Sloan
The Twilight Zone
1959-1964
  • Carling Oliver Pope

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