Andrews, [Carver] Dana

Born: Jan 01, 1909 AD
Died: 1992 AD, at 83 years of age.

Nationality: American
Categories: Actors

1909 - Born in Covington County, Mississippi, on the 1st of January.

1931 - He travelled to Los Angeles, California seeking opportunities as a singer.

1932 - Andrews married Janet Murray on New Year's Eve.

1940 - His first movie role in William Wyler's The Westerner, starring Gary Cooper.

1943 - Andrews' role in the movie adaptation of The Ox-Bow Incident with Henry Fonda is often cited as one of his better early films.

1946 - The Oscar-winning film The Best Years of Our Lives.

1950 - He gave finely calibrated performances in Where the Sidewalk Ends.

         - Alcoholism had derailed Andrews' career, and on a couple of occasions nearly cost him his life on the highway.

1963 - He was elected president of the Screen Actors Guild.

1972 - He appeared in a leading role as college president Tom Boswell on the NBC daytime soap opera, Bright Promise.

         - After four years of sobriety, he became one of the first celebrities to appear in a public service announcement for AA.

1992 - Died on the 17th of December of congestive heart failure and pneumonia.

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