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Dana Andrews

Anyone here a fan?

He was a real hottie in "Laura"

by Anonymousreply 3410/19/2013

He got the runes from prunes.

by Anonymousreply 105/03/2010

Alcoholic.

by Anonymousreply 305/03/2010

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).

by Anonymousreply 405/03/2010

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.

by Anonymousreply 505/03/2010

[quote]He got the runes from prunes.

And passing them used lots of skill.

by Anonymousreply 705/03/2010

He was quite good in The Best Years of Our Lives, one of my favorite movies.

by Anonymousreply 805/03/2010

Bitter old drunk.

by Anonymousreply 905/03/2010

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.

by Anonymousreply 1005/03/2010

Patty Maxene and LaVerne shunned dear Dana. Sibling rivalry can be so cruel.

by Anonymousreply 1105/03/2010

R10, was he drunk all the time? Or was he sober by then?

by Anonymousreply 1205/04/2010

His long-time lover Lawrence Tierney

by Anonymousreply 1305/04/2010

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.

by Anonymousreply 1505/04/2010

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.

by Anonymousreply 1705/04/2010

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.

by Anonymousreply 1805/04/2010

such a great actor that after seeing Nest years of Their Lives, I named my son after him

by Anonymousreply 1906/11/2011

He's up there with George Brent, John Boles, Wendell Corey. Passably attractive, but not particularly memorable.

by Anonymousreply 2006/11/2011

Just watched him in "Crack in the World" on Netflix instant. It's a minor sci-fi disaster movie, but fun.

by Anonymousreply 2106/11/2011

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 ....

by Anonymousreply 2206/11/2011

He looked like he was passing for white...him and Joseph Cotten both had racially ambiguous features.

by Anonymousreply 2306/11/2011

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 %0D %0D %0D

by Anonymousreply 2406/11/2011

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.

by Anonymousreply 2506/11/2011

Sorry R25, but those were more or less ensemble flicks, where I believe he was drowned out by the rest of the casts.

by Anonymousreply 2606/11/2011

I don't think he was drowned out by the ensemble casts. He held his own.

by Anonymousreply 2706/11/2011

His bro steven forrest was hotter

by Anonymousreply 2806/11/2011

Steve Forrest was looking good in "Mommie Dearest".

by Anonymousreply 2906/11/2011

[quote]He looked like he was passing for white...him and Joseph Cotten both had racially ambiguous features.%0D %0D I'll bet you don't look racially ambiguous at all.

by Anonymousreply 3006/11/2011

John Ireland was the one who was hung like a horse.

by Anonymousreply 3106/11/2011

Oh was he

by Anonymousreply 3206/11/2011

R30, relax. Passing isn't a crime. White! WHIIIIIIIITE!!!

by Anonymousreply 3306/12/2011

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.

by Anonymousreply 3410/19/2013
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