|Date of Birth||9 October 1914, Griffin, Georgia, USA|
|Date of Death||8 March 1985, Santa Monica, California, USA (heart attack)|
|Height||6' 2" (1.88 m)|
Mini Bio (2)
The son of a Georgia minister, Edward Andrews debuted on stage in 1926 at age 12 and by 1935 had landed on Broadway. A solid character actor, his large physique and amiable demeanor made him a natural for the jovial, grandfatherly type or genial, small-town businessman which he often played, but also served him well when cast against type as a sinister, corrupt businessman or official; memorable as the glad-handing, charming but murderous leader of a corrupt political machine in The Phenix City Story (1955) and, later in his career, as Molly Ringwald's solicitous grandfather in Sixteen Candles (1984).
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Edward Andrews' familiar face has been seen in guest-starring appearances on numerous television shows and as a character actor in many movies. His image as a boss, father-in-law or other authority figure only grew as he aged, his stark white hair and glasses adding to the effect. He was frequently on Love, American Style (1969) and also turned in strong work as Admiral Harold Stark in Tora! Tora! Tora! (1970).
Andrews may be best remembered by a generation of TV viewers, though, for his highly successful long-distance telephone commercials, beginning in the mid 1970s. This seemed to be a perfect fit for Andrews, as a long-suffering businessman who has finally hit on a winning combination late in his career. Later commercials featured Gordon Jump (of WKRP) as "Jenkins," his competitor who copies Andrews' long-distance success ... but always stays a step or two behind.
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|Emily J. Barnes||(25 August 1955 - 8 March 1985) (his death) (3 children)|