By Carl Rollyson
Dana Andrews (1909-1992) labored with distinctive administrators comparable to John Ford, Lewis Milestone, Otto Preminger, Fritz Lang, William Wyler, William A. Wellman, Mervyn Le Roy, Jean Renoir, and Elia Kazan. He performed romantic leads along the nice beauties of the trendy monitor, together with Joan Crawford, Elizabeth Taylor, Greer Garson, Merle Oberon, Linda Darnell, Susan Hayward, Maureen O'Hara, and most crucial of all, Gene Tierney, with whom he did 5 motion pictures. Retrospectives of his paintings usually elicit excessive compliment for an underrated actor, a grasp of the minimalist sort. His photograph personified the "male masks" of the Nineteen Forties in vintage motion pictures corresponding to Laura, Fallen Angel, and Where the Sidewalk Ends, within which he performed the "masculine excellent of steely impassivity." No finished dialogue of movie noir can forget his performances. He used to be an "actor's actor."
Here finally is the total tale of an outstanding actor, his tough fight to beat alcoholism whereas having fun with the accolades of his contemporaries, a profitable time period as president of the monitor Actors Guild, and the affection of friends and family that by no means abandoned him. according to diaries, letters, domestic video clips, and different files, this biography explores the secret of a negative boy from Texas who made his Hollywood dream come precise at the same time he sought a existence except the limelight and the backbiting of contemporaries jockeying for prizes and status. referred to as "one of nature's noblemen" by means of his fellow actor Norman Lloyd, Dana Andrews emerges from Hollywood Enigma as an admirable American good fortune tale, battling his internal demons and eventually winning.
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Hollywood Enigma: Dana Andrews (Hollywood Legends Series) by Carl Rollyson