‘Rockdale’s movie star’ topic for talk
Rollyson, is writing a biography of Andrews. The program is entitled “Dana Andrews: The Road From Rockdale to Hollywood.”
Andrews lived in Rockdale as a child in the World War I era. His father, Rev. C. F. Andrews, was pastor of First Baptist Church.
He was of Hollywood’s major stars in the 1940s and continued acting into the 1980s. He died in 1992 at age 83.
Andrews had a starring role, with Fredric March and Myrna Loy, in William Wyler’s “The Best Years of Our Lives,” one of the 1940’s most honored films.
He starred in The Ox-Bow Incident, an “anti-western” filmed by director William Wellman, which has become a cult classic.