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Edward Andrews
Edward Andrews
Credits
Roles J. Earl Rockeford
Charlie Gibbons
Biographical Information
Full Name Edward Bryan Andrews, Jr.
Birthdate October 9, 1914
Birthplace Griffin, Georgia, United States
Death Date March 8, 1985 (age 70)
Death Place Santa Monica, California, United States

Edward Andrews played client J. Earl Rockeford in the fifth season episode, "The Battle of Burning Oak" (1969), and client Charlie Gibbons in the seventh season episode, "Samantha's Pet Warlock" (1970).

Biography[]

Edward Bryan Andrews Jr. was an American character actor, son of a Georgia minister. He attended the University of Virginia for three years. Andrews debuted on stage in 1926 at age twelve and by 1935 had landed on Broadway. He appeared in thirty-one plays on Broadway, including The Time of Your Life, Of Mice and Men and I Am a Camera.

Andrews was perhaps best known for his portrayal of Babbitt in Elmer Gantry, the 1960 film starring Burt Lancaster and Shirley Jones.

He played villains as well as comedic roles in more than fifty movies and several television series. He made his first film, the Phoenix City Story, in 1956. He also appeared in Tea and Sympathy with Deborah Kerr and The Harder They Fall with Humphrey Bogart. His other films included The Friend Who Walked the West, Advise and Consent, Tora! Tora! Tora!, Send Me No Flowers, Youngblood Hawke, The Glass Bottom Boat, and Stephen Spielberg's Gremlins, in which he played a banker.

In addition, he appeared in several television series, including Broadside, The Doris Day Show, The Don Rickles Show and Supertrain.

Andrews died after suffering a heart attack at his home in the Pacific Palisades area. He was 70. He had a history of heart ailments and had recently undergone surgery for an unrelated illness.

Mr. Andrews was survived by his wife, Emily; and three children, Abigail Neish, Tabitha Andrews and Edward Andrews III.[1][2]

Trivia[]

Elizabeth Montgomery chose the name for her television daughter "Tabitha" after Andrews' daughter: "The name was my idea," she explained. "I loved it, because it was so old-fashioned. I got it from one of the daughters of Edward Andrews, the actor. The two Andrews girls are named Tabitha and Abigail."[3]

References[]

  1. Edward Andrews on the Internet Movie Database. Retrieved on March 23, 2020.
  2. "Edward Andrews, 70, Television Movie Actor" obituary, Chicago Tribune, March 12, 1985. Retrieved on March 23, 2020, edited.
  3. Elizabeth Montgomery: The Risks I Take With My Marriage" by Mike Connolly, Screen Stories, February 1967.
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