Edward Andrews

Edward Andrews


Birth Place
Griffin, Georgia, USA
October 09, 1914
March 08, 1985
Cause of Death
Heart Attack


Beaming, hearty character player with ubiquitous glasses who made a memorable film debut after a twenty-year stage career (at age forty) as the disingenuous power broker in "The Phenix City Story" (1955). Andrews used his amiable presence to convey quietly menacing villains and bluff, scheming bureaucrats as easily as he played avuncular, hale-and-hearty types; he was often cast as innoc...


Beaming, hearty character player with ubiquitous glasses who made a memorable film debut after a twenty-year stage career (at age forty) as the disingenuous power broker in "The Phenix City Story" (1955). Andrews used his amiable presence to convey quietly menacing villains and bluff, scheming bureaucrats as easily as he played avuncular, hale-and-hearty types; he was often cast as innocent dupes as well as clever business sharks. Andrews was featured in four Doris Day films and made guest appearances as her publisher on "The Doris Day Show" (1968-73).



Cast (Feature Film)

Gremlins (1984)
Sixteen Candles (1984)
The Final Countdown (1980)
Undercover With the KKK (1979)
The Seniors (1978)
Lacy and the Mississippi Queen (1978)
Isaac Harrison
Don't Push, I'll Charge When I'm Ready (1977)
How to Break Up a Happy Divorce (1976)
Charley and the Angel (1973)
Avanti! (1972)
[Joseph] J. J. Blodgett
Now You See Him, Now You Don't (1972)
Mr. [Wilfred] Sampson
The Streets of San Francisco (1972)
Joe Caswell
The Man Who Came to Dinner (1972)
How to Frame a Figg (1971)
Mayor [Robert] Chisholm
The Million Dollar Duck (1971)
Travis Logan, D.A. (1971)
Tora! Tora! Tora! (1970)
Adm. Harold R. Stark
The Trouble with Girls (1969)
The Over-the-Hill Gang (1969)
The Glass Bottom Boat (1966)
Gen. Wallace Bleecker
Birds Do It (1966)
General Smithburn
Fluffy (1965)
Youngblood Hawke (1964)
Quentin Judd
A Tiger Walks (1964)
The governor
Good Neighbor Sam (1964)
Mr. Burke
The Brass Bottle (1964)
Anthony Kenton
Kisses for My President (1964)
Senator Walsh
Send Me No Flowers (1964)
Dr. Ralph Morrisey
Forty Pounds of Trouble (1963)
The Man From Galveston (1963)
The Thrill of It All (1963)
Gardiner Fraleigh
Son of Flubber (1963)
Defense secretary
Advise & Consent (1962)
Sen. Orrin Knox
The Absent-Minded Professor (1961)
Defense secretary
The Young Doctors (1961)
The Young Savages (1961)
Dan Cole
Love in a Goldfish Bowl (1961)
Senator Clyde Holloway
Night of the Quarter Moon (1959)
Clinton Page
The Fiend Who Walked the West (1958)
Judge Parker
Trooper Hook (1957)
Charlie Travers
Three Brave Men (1957)
Mayor Henry Jensen
The Tattered Dress (1957)
Lester Rawlings
Hot Summer Night (1957)
Lou Follett
The Harder They Fall (1956)
Jim Weyerhause
The Unguarded Moment (1956)
Mr. Bennett
Tea and Sympathy (1956)
Herb Lee
These Wilder Years (1956)
Mr. [Leland G.] Spottsford
Tension at Table Rock (1956)
Friendly Persuasion (1956)
The Phenix City Story (1955)
Rhett Tanner

Cast (Special)

Bell, Book and Candle (1976)
Bishop Fairbarn
Where's the Fire? (1975)
Keep U.S. Beautiful (1973)
Eddie (1971)
Mr Milburn
Inside O.U.T. (1971)
Director Of Finance
Make More Room For Daddy (1967)
Colonel Macadams; Susan'S Father
Call to Danger (1961)
Notorious (1961)
Captain Prescott
O'Connor's Ocean (1960)
Ben Matthews (Guest)

Cast (Short)

Rushin' Art (1936)

Life Events


Stage acting debut


Broadway acting debut, "How Beautiful With Shoes"


Screen acting debut in "The Phenix City Story"


Played Commander Rogers Adrian on TV series, "Broadside"


Movie Clip

Brass Bottle, The (1964) -- (Movie Clip) You're Beginning To Twitch Leading man Tony Randall as architect Harold brings home the ancient bottle he's been warned is probably a fake, as a gift for his Egyptologist presumptive father-in-law (Edward Andrews) and wife (Ann Doran), who came home from Europe after hearing that he was engaged to their daughter (Barbara Eden), early in The Brass Bottle, 1964.
Brass Bottle, The (1964) -- (Movie Clip) Also From The Caterer? In total panic because his unwanted genie (Burl Ives) turned his house into an Arabian pleasure palace before the dinner he planned with his fianceè (Barbara Eden) and his skeptical in-laws (Edward Andrews, Ann Doran), things get even worse for architect Harold (Tony Randall) when a dancing “houri” (Kamala Devi) appears, in The Brass Bottle, 1964.
Good Neighbor Sam (1964) -- (Movie Clip) It's Like Sheep San Francisco ad man Sam (Jack Lemmon) getting a lift to work from wife Min (Dorothy Provine), then on the elevator with big boss Burke (Edward Andrews), early in director-producer David Swift's Good Neighbor Sam, 1964.
Good Neighbor Sam (1964) -- (Movie Clip) It Can't Be Helped Posing as her husband for her pursuing litigious cousins, Jack Lemmon as Bay Area ad-man Sam and Romy Schneider, as his wife’s visiting European friend Janet, have to continue the act when they find his boss (Edward Andrews) awaiting with the big client (Edward G. Robinson), in Good Neighbor Sam, 1964.
Tea And Sympathy (1956) -- (Movie Clip) -- He Is An Off Horse Faculty wife Laura (Deborah Kerr) is just meeting Herb (Edward Andrews), father of their boarder, who is ridiculed by his peers as "Sister Boy," when her husband (Leif Erickson), Herb's old classmate, arrives, in Vincente Minnelli's Tea And Sympathy, 1956.
Phenix City Story, The (1955) -- (Movie Clip) I'm Having A Turtle Race Happy Alabama crime boss Tanner (Edward Andrews) and his sly aide Cassie (Jean Carson) are overseeing affairs at the "Poppy Club," as various characters are introduced in Phil Karlson's The Phenix City Story, 1955.
Advise & Consent (1962) -- (Movie Clip) Cockpit Of Angry Emotion Director Otto Preminger's view of the U.S. Senate in session, senators Munson (Walter Pidgeon), Knox (Edward Andrews), colorful Cooley (Charles Laughton) Danta (Paul Ford) and Smith (Peter Lawford) taking positions on the president's nominee for Secretary of State, in Advise & Consent, 1962.
Phenix City Story, The (1955) -- (Movie Clip) Open, That Industry Was Vice Richard Kiley narrates in the voice of his not-yet-introduced character, framing the story with factual content in director Phil Karlson's The Phenix City Story 1955.
Phenix City Story, The (1955) -- (Movie Clip) Thou Shalt Not Kill Big spoiler here, as Paterson (Richard Kiley) and Zeke (James Edwards) who both had family members murdered, have failed to stop the thugs killing their informant Ellie, and clash over how to deal with the now-exposed local vice boss Tanner (Edward Andrews), in Phil Karlson’s fact-based The Phenix City Story, 1955.
Harder They Fall, The (1957) -- (Movie Clip) What Are You Made Of? Press agent Eddie Willis (Humphrey Bogart), now in charge of the tour promoting a bogus boxer (Mike Lane), tangles with the managers of fighters paid to lose, led by Weyerhaeuse (Edward Andrews), Nehemiah Persoff his doubting colleague, montage following, in The Harder They Fall, 1956.
Advise & Consent (1962) -- (Movie Clip) Are You Loyal To The United States? Chairman Anderson (Don Murray) opens the much anticipated senate testimony of Secretary Of State nominee Leffingwell (Henry Fonda), Knox (Edward Andrews) taking a shot before guest Cooley (Charles Laughton) steals the spotlight, in Otto Preminger's Advise & Consent, 1962.
Good Neighbor Sam (1964) -- (Movie Clip) Sham And Pretension Ad agency boss Burke (Edward Andrews) presents family man Sam (Jack Lemmon) to dairy owner and client Nurdlinger (Edward G. Robinson), who's convinced all ad-men are degenerates, in David Swift's Good Neighbor Sam, 1964.


Tension at Table Rock - (Original Trailer) When the owner of a stagecoach station is killed, a gunman takes his place in Tension at Table Rock (1956) starring Richard Egan.
Night of the Quarter Moon - (Original Trailer) A San Francisco society boy learns that his new wife is one-quarter-black in Night of the Quarter Moon (1959).
Avanti! - (Original Trailer) A stuffy businessman (Jack Lemmon) discovers his father died having an affair, then meets his mistress' daughter in Billy Wilder's Avanti! (1972).
Thrill of It All, The - (Original Trailer) Let screenwriter Carl Reiner be your guide to the Doris Day/James Garner comedy The Thrill of It All (1963).
Send Me No Flowers - (Original Trailer) Rock Hudson and Doris Day in their last co-starring movie, Send Me No Flowers (1964).
These Wilder Years - (Original Trailer) James Cagney is a wealthy businessman who sets out to find his long-lost illegitimate son in These Wilder Years (1956).
Tea and Sympathy - (Original Trailer) A faculty wife risks her marriage to help a troubled student who questions his own sexuality in Tea and Sympathy (1956) starring Deborah Kerr.
Tora! Tora! Tora! - (Original Trailer) The Japanese take advantage of American blunders to launch a surprise attack on Pearl Harbor in Tora! Tora! Tora! (1970).
Glass Bottom Boat, The -- (Original Trailer) Doris Day is mistaken for a Russian spy in The Glass Bottom Boat (1966) co-starring Rod Taylor.
Hot Summer Night - (Original Trailer) A hotshot reporter risks his life to land an interview with a notorious gangster in Hot Summer Night (1957) starring Leslie Nielsen.
Youngblood Hawke - (Original Trailer) A novelist (James Franciscus) exercises a powerful spell over every woman he meets in Youngblood Hawke (1964).
Trouble With Girls, The - (Original Trailer) Elvis' next-to-last fictional film has him as the star of a 1920's Chautauqua show in The Trouble With Girls (1969).