Andy Devine

Andy Devine (born Jeremiah Schwartz) (October 7, 1905 - February 18, 1977) was a rotund, raspy-voiced character actor and comic cowboy sidekick. His movie career started in silent films and extended until his death.

Devine was born in Flagstaff, Arizona. He grew up in Kingman, Arizona, where his family moved when he was a year old. He appeared in more than 400 films and shared with Walter Brennan the rare ability to move with ease from B Westerns to A pictures.

He was a star football player at Santa Clara University, which led to his first film role in the silent The Collegians.

Although it was at first thought that his peculiar voice would prevent him from moving to the talkies, it became his trademark and strongest selling point. Devine's speech was the result of a childhood accident. He had been running with a stake in his mouth and fell, the instrument piercing the roof of his mouth.

His notable roles included ten films as sidekick, "Cookie", to Roy Rogers, a Shakespeare performance in Romeo and Juliet in 1937, Stagecoach with John Wayne in 1939 and a reunion with Wayne in The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance in 1959. He played "The Cheerful Soldier" in The Red Badge of Courage.

Devine is well-remembered for his role as "Jingles" in the US radio and TV series Adventures of Wild Bill Hickok (1951). He also had a part as "Hap" on Flipper and hosted a children's TV show, Andy's Gang, and performed voice parts in animated films, including "Friar Tuck" in Disney's Robin Hood. He starred in a Twilight Zone episode as "Frisby", a talkative braggart faced with an alien invasion called "Hocus-Pocus and Frisby". He also appeared in the Over-the-Hill Gang and as "Coyote Bill" in Myra Breckenridge.

He died of leukemia in 1977.

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  • When asked if he had strange nodes on his vocal chords, Devine replied, "I've got the same nodes as Bing Crosby, but his are in tune."

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He died of leukemia in 1977. He was interred in Forest Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery in Glendale, California, beside his beloved wife Carole Lombard. He also appeared in the Over-the-Hill Gang and as "Coyote Bill" in Myra Breckenridge. Gable died in 1960 of a massive heart attack in Los Angeles, at the age of 59. He starred in a Twilight Zone episode as "Frisby", a talkative braggart faced with an alien invasion called "Hocus-Pocus and Frisby". Gable's last film was The Misfits, which also featured Marilyn Monroe in her last screen performance. He also had a part as "Hap" on Flipper and hosted a children's TV show, Andy's Gang, and performed voice parts in animated films, including "Friar Tuck" in Disney's Robin Hood. She was the mother of Gable's posthumous son and only legitimate child, born in 1961.

Devine is well-remembered for his role as "Jingles" in the US radio and TV series Adventures of Wild Bill Hickok (1951). His fifth wife was Kathleen Williams, a thrice-married former fashion model and stock actress from the town of North East, Pennsylvania. He played "The Cheerful Soldier" in The Red Badge of Courage. His second wife had been Texas socialite Marie Franklin, and his fourth was British Sylvia Lady Stanley, the widow of Douglas Fairbanks, Sr. His notable roles included ten films as sidekick, "Cookie", to Roy Rogers, a Shakespeare performance in Romeo and Juliet in 1937, Stagecoach with John Wayne in 1939 and a reunion with Wayne in The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance in 1959. During the next ten years, he made films which did not match the quality of his earlier roles. He had been running with a stake in his mouth and fell, the instrument piercing the roof of his mouth. It was not really successful, and MGM did not renew his contract in view of his high salary.

Devine's speech was the result of a childhood accident. His first movie after returning from service in WWII was the 1945 production of Adventure. Although it was at first thought that his peculiar voice would prevent him from moving to the talkies, it became his trademark and strongest selling point. Army Air Force. He was a star football player at Santa Clara University, which led to his first film role in the silent The Collegians. He was deeply grieved and joined the U.S. He grew up in Kingman, Arizona, where his family moved when he was a year old. He appeared in more than 400 films and shared with Walter Brennan the rare ability to move with ease from B Westerns to A pictures. Gable's marriage in 1939 to his third wife, actress Carole Lombard, was reportedly the happiest episode in his personal life, but it ended with her death in a plane crash in 1942.

Devine was born in Flagstaff, Arizona. In addition, Gable was one of the few actors to appear in three films that have won an Academy Award for Best Picture. His movie career started in silent films and extended until his death. A few years before, he had also earned an Academy Award nomination for his role as Fletcher Christian in 1935's Mutiny on the Bounty. Andy Devine (born Jeremiah Schwartz) (October 7, 1905 - February 18, 1977) was a rotund, raspy-voiced character actor and comic cowboy sidekick. He is, however, best-known for his performance as Rhett Butler in the 1939 classic Gone With the Wind, which earned him an Academy Award nomination for Best Actor. When asked if he had strange nodes on his vocal chords, Devine replied, "I've got the same nodes as Bing Crosby, but his are in tune.". Gable won the Academy Award for Best Actor for his 1934 performance in the film It Happened One Night.

In the following years he acted in several pictures which soon made him become a megastar, earning the title of "King of Hollywood". He acted in small roles and returned to the theater, until in 1930 he finally signed a contract with MGM. In 1924 he went to Hollywood with the financial aid of theater manager Josephine Dillon, who was more than 10 years older than he was and became both his manager and his first wife. He started to tour with several second class theater companies, and worked also as a salesman and in the industry.

After seeing a play which impressed him, he made the decision to become an actor. At the age of 16 he left high school and started to work in a factory. When he was seven months old, his mother died. He was born in Cadiz, Ohio.

William Clark Gable (February 1, 1901 - November 16, 1960) was an American film actor, and the biggest box-office star of the early sound film era. White Man (1924). The Plastic Age (1925). North Star (1925).

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Finger Points (1931). The Secret Six (1931). Laughing Sinners (1931). A Free Soul (1931).

Night Nurse (1931). Sporting Blood (1931). Susan Lenox: Her Fall and Rise (1931). Possessed (1931).

Hell Divers (1931). Polly of the Circus (1932). Red Dust (1932). No Man of Her Own (1932).

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Saratoga (1937). Test Pilot (1938). Too Hot to Handle (1938). Idiot's Delight (1939).

Gone with the Wind (1939). Strange Cargo (1940). Boom Town (1940). Comrade X (1940).

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