(4/17/49) Radio: Appeared (as "Fred Derry") in a "Screen Director's Playhouse" broadcast of "The Best Years of Our Lives".
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[after having received "permission" from Samuel Goldwyn
to get married] About a week before the wedding was planned I got a call from the casting director: "Let your hair and your beard grow. You're going to be in a western". So in the society column of the Santa Monica paper there was a picture of the two of us, me with this beard, and it said, "Mr. Andrews is an actor. Note the beard."
He was important to the Disaster genre specifying in Airliners in Peril: First as the same role Robert Hays would play in its remake, Airplane!, the role of Ted Striker in 'Zero Hour'. Then as a commercial pilot who must land the plane in The Crowded Sky. And then he appeared in a small but important to the plot role in Airport 1975. (Both Zero Hour! and Airport 1975 were inspirations for ...