How tall was Dana Andrews?
Dana Andrews was born on New Years Day 1909 in Carver Dana Andrews, on a farm outside Collins, Covington County, Mississippi. He was one of thirteen brothers, including fellow actor Steve Forrest, a son of Annis (Speed) and Baptist minister Charles Forrest Andrews. Andrews studied business management at Sam Houston State Teachers College, Texas, but in 1929, aged 20, he took up a bookkeeping job with Gulf Oil before graduation. He hitchhiked to California in 1931, hoping to get employed as an actor. It was two years before Goldwyn and 20th Century-Fox (to whom Goldwyn sold half of Andrews' contract) placed him in a movie, but the roles were mainly in top-quality pictures such as The Westerner (1940) and The Ox-Bow Incident (1942).
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