Anyone here a fan?\
He was a real hottie in "Laura"
He got the runes from prunes.
Supposedly had one of the biggest cocks in Hollywood.
Forrest Tucker, me too
Big fan here. A great, very underrated actor. One of his best performances is in Daisy Kenyon, where he even outshines Joan Crawford and Henry Fonda (and his scenes opposite Ruth Warrick are riveting).
I worked with him in college. He was old by then but came to campus to star in Equus. I was on the production crew. He was very nice but a bit wobbly. Just a sweet old man. We were all instructed to treat him with kid gloves and not "pester" him with stories of old Hollywood. We were young kids, though, and just looked at him as some old dude.
Isn''t there a pic of him in the shower? I think someone posted it here once
[quote]He got the runes from prunes.\
And passing them used lots of skill.
He was quite good in The Best Years of Our Lives, one of my favorite movies.
Bitter old drunk.
I was on the backstage crew of a summer stock production of Come Back Little Sheba that Dana played the alcoholic husband Doc in in the 70s. \
He was OK, actually not very memorable but for the life of me I can''t remember who played Lola.
Patty Maxene and LaVerne shunned dear Dana. Sibling rivalry can be so cruel.
R10, was he drunk all the time? Or was he sober by then?
Really? Andrews was gay? Well, that would explain the alcoholism, given the times and his being in movies.
He has a VERY steamy French-kissing scene with the equally underrated and gorgeous Linda Darnell in FALLEN ANGEL. (1:46)\
It passed the code because it was shot in darkness but that only made it hotter.
I don''t think he was gay, and Lawrence Tierney was not only a psychopath, but definitely not gay.
In all, he was a silently great actor. He''s so easy to forget, which is a tragedy. He''s one of those guys who shows up, does the job superbly, and is then forgotten until he does it the next time.
Not only was he not drinking but he was playing the role of Doc, a reformed alcoholic. \
Finally remembered that dear old Rosemary Murphy played Lola in that misbegotten stock production.
such a great actor that after seeing Nest years of Their Lives, I named my son after him
He''s up there with George Brent, John Boles, Wendell Corey. Passably attractive, but not particularly memorable.
Just watched him in "Crack in the World" on Netflix instant. It''s a minor sci-fi disaster movie, but fun.
His hometown, Collins, Mississippi, has a "Welcome to Collins" sign on the highway that also says "Hometown of Hollywood Film Star, Dana Andrews".\
Saw it on the way to New Orleans a while back.\
Just a bit of trivia to help you win Double Jeopardy one day ....
He looked like he was passing for white...him and Joseph Cotten both had racially ambiguous features.
See him in "Ball of Fire" with Barbara Stanwyck. God, he''s handsome. He plays a well-dressed gangster and Stanwyck is his gf until she meets Gary Cooper. Wonderful movie. I wish Stanwyck had done more comedies; she''s excellent in this picture.%0D\
I''d disagree, R20. Even if he''d only been in Laura and Best Years of Our Lives, he''s memorable in both of them.
Sorry R25, but those were more or less ensemble flicks, where I believe he was drowned out by the rest of the casts.
I don''t think he was drowned out by the ensemble casts. He held his own.
His bro steven forrest was hotter
Steve Forrest was looking good in "Mommie Dearest".
[quote]He looked like he was passing for white...him and Joseph Cotten both had racially ambiguous features.%0D\
I''ll bet you don''t look racially ambiguous at all.
John Ireland was the one who was hung like a horse.
Oh was he
R30, relax. Passing isn''t a crime. White! WHIIIIIIIITE!!!
Sarah Jane Johnson
Very good and underrated actor. He let the bottle distract him beginning in the 40's through the 60's, but still did good work. "Laura", "Best Years...", "Ox-Bow Incident", and "Curse of the Demon" are terrific.