Keith Andes


Actor
Keith Andes

About

Birth Place
Ocean City, New Jersey, USA
Born
July 12, 1920
Died
November 11, 2005
Cause of Death
Suicide By Asphyxiation

Biography

Keith Andes was a big screen film actor known for powerful performances. Andes kickstarted his acting career in various films such as the dramatic adaptation "Clash By Night" (1952) with Barbara Stanwyck, the Robert Newton action flick "Blackbeard the Pirate" (1952) and the thriller "Split Second" (1953) with Stephen McNally. He also appeared in the war "Away All Boats" (1956) with J...

Biography

Keith Andes was a big screen film actor known for powerful performances. Andes kickstarted his acting career in various films such as the dramatic adaptation "Clash By Night" (1952) with Barbara Stanwyck, the Robert Newton action flick "Blackbeard the Pirate" (1952) and the thriller "Split Second" (1953) with Stephen McNally. He also appeared in the war "Away All Boats" (1956) with Jeff Chandler, the drama "Back From Eternity" (1956) with Robert Ryan and the adaptation "Interlude" (1957) with June Allyson. He kept working in film throughout the fifties and the sixties, starring in the musical comedy "Girl Most Likely" (1958) with Jane Powell and "D*mn Citizen!" (1958). He also worked in television around this time, including a part on "Glynis" (CBS, 1963-64). Andes's music was most recently used in "Turn It Up" (2000) with Pras Michel. In the sixties through the early 2000s, Andes lent his talents to projects like "Birdman and the Galaxy Trio" (NBC, 1967-69), "And Justice For All" (1979) starring Al Pacino and "Sugar Hill" (1994) starring Wesley Snipes. His credits also expanded to the Martin Lawrence and Nia Long hit "Big Momma's House" (2000) Andes passed away in November 2005 at the age of 85.

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Back From Eternity (1956) - In The Base Of The Skull The stewardess (Adele Mara) visits gangster-escorting-child Jesse White, the professor and his wife (Cameron Prud’homme, Beulah Bondi) who converse with convict Vasquel (Rod Steiger), who seems cheery considering he’s traveling for his execution, his bounty hunter (Fred Clark) tolerant, as pilots (Keith Andes, Robert Ryan) cope with big weather problems, in Back From Eternity, 1956.
Back From Eternity (1956) - Our Chances? After crash-landing, convict Vasquel (Rod Steiger) and bounty hunter Crimp (Fred Clark) tangle, pilots Bill (Robert Ryan) and Joe (Keith Andes) speak to survivors (Cameron Prud'homme, Phyllis Kirk, Jesse White, Anita Ekberg et al), John Farrow directing, in Back From Eternity, 1956.
Clash By Night - Never Too Early Lecherous Earl (Robert Ryan) watches Joe (Keith Andes) and Peggy (Marilyn Monroe) on the beach, then pursues her in the cafe, in Fritz Lang's Clash By Night, 1951, from the Clifford Odets play.
Clash By Night (1952) - Busy Making Honey Nasty Earl (Robert Ryan) leers at volatile couple Peggy (Marilyn Monroe) and Joe (Keith Andes) on the Monterey beach, drawing her interest, then impresses his pal Jerry (Paul Douglas) more than his date Mae (Barbara Stanwyck), in Clash By Night, 1952, from a Clifford Odets play.
Blackbeard the Pirate - Unlace Me! Having just lost her fortune, Edwina (Linda Darnell), conniving with spy Maynard (Keith Andes), earns her pay for director Raoul Walsh, title character (Robert Newton) with terrific growls, in Blackbeard the Pirate, 1952.
Blackbeard the Pirate - Quick Fortune Brief historical framing in Port Royal, Jamaica, we meet Maynard (Keith Andes) and lovely Edwina (Linda Darnell), headed for trouble in Raoul Walsh's Blackbeard the Pirate, 1952.
Blackbeard the Pirate - Cut And Slash Man Edwina (Linda Darnell) appears on deck, usurper captain Blackbeard (Robert Newton) being piratical, Mallory (Keith Andes) in a Raoul Walsh-directed sword fight, and a funeral (led by William Bendix) from Blackbeard the Pirate, 1952.

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