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Dana Andrews Height, Weight, Age, Death, Spouse, Children

Dana Andrews Quick Info
Height 5 ft 10 in
Weight 68 kg
Date of Birth January 1, 1909
Zodiac Sign Capricorn
Date of Death December 17, 1992

Dana Andrews was an American actor and singer who established himself as a leading man during the 1940s and continued acting in a variety of roles into the 1980s. His film credits include Lucky Cisco Kid, The Ox-Bow IncidentBall of FireLaura, Wing and a PrayerThe Best Years of Our LivesA Walk in the SunThe Forbidden StreetWhere the Sidewalk Ends, Sword in the DesertI Want YouStrange Lady in TownThe Last Tycoon, The Failing of Raymond, and Berlin, Appointment for the Spies.

Born Name

Carver Dana Andrews

Nick Name


Dana Andrews as seen in the trailer for the film 'Laura' (1944)
Dana Andrews as seen in the trailer for the film ‘Laura’ (1944) (Trailer Screenshot / ‘Laura’ Trailer / Public Domain)


He was born on January 1, 1909.


On December 17, 1992, he died of congestive heart failure and pneumonia at the age of 83 in Los Alamitos, Orange County, California, United States.

Sun Sign


Born Place

Near Collins, Mississippi, United States





Dana Andrews studied at Sam Houston State University in Huntsville. He also studied business administration in Houston and then music in Los Angeles.


Actor, Singer


  • Father – Charles Forrest Andrews (Baptist Minister)
  • Mother – Annis (née Speed)
  • Siblings – Steve Forrest (b. William Forrest Andrews) (September 29, 1925 – May 18, 2013) (Younger Brother) (Actor). Dana also had 2 older siblings and 9 more younger siblings.
  • Others – David William Andrews (Paternal Grandfather), Emeline Louisa “Emma” Floyd (Paternal Grandmother), James Monroe “Jim” Speed, Jr. (Maternal Grandfather), Delphia Murray Anderson (Maternal Grandmother), Christine Carilas (Sister-In-Law, Steve’s Wife), Michael (Nephew), Forrest (Nephew), Stephen (Nephew)







Dana Andrews and Virginia Gilmore in a publicity photo for Jean Renoir's 'Swamp Water' (1941)
Dana Andrews and Virginia Gilmore in a publicity photo for Jean Renoir’s ‘Swamp Water’ (1941) (Unknown (20th Century Fox) / eBay / Public Domain)


5 ft 10 in or 178 cm


68 kg or 150 lbs

Girlfriend / Spouse

Dana Andrews dated –

  1. Carmen Miranda – He once had an affair with Portuguese-born Brazilian singer, dancer, and actor Carmen Miranda.
  2. Janet Murray (1932-1935) – On December 31, 1932, he married his first wife Janet Murray and they remained together until her demise in 1935. She died as a result of pneumonia along with their unnamed baby who was also born (and died) on the same day, during her illness. They also had a son named David who was a musician and composer. In 1964, David died from a cerebral hemorrhage at the age of 30.
  3. Mary Todd (1939-1992) – He married Mary Todd on November 17, 1939, and they had 3 children – two daughters named Katharine Andrews (b. 1942) and Susan Andrews (b. 1948) and a son named Stephen Andrews (b. 1944). They remained together until Dana’s death in 1992.

Race / Ethnicity


Hair Color

Dark Brown

Eye Color


Sexual Orientation


Distinctive Features

Frequently worked with directors Otto Preminger, Alfred L. Werker, and Jacques Tourneur

Brand Endorsements

Dana Andrews was cast in print ads for Chesterfield cigarettes in 1949.

Dana Andrews (Left) as seen alongside Richard Loo in the 1944 film 'The Purple Heart'
Dana Andrews (Left) as seen alongside Richard Loo in the 1944 film ‘The Purple Heart’ (20th Century Fox / / Public Domain)

Dana Andrews Facts

  1. He moved to Los Angeles in 1931 in order to pursue a career as a singer. During that time, he worked many jobs and it was while working at a gas station that the struggling Andrews was provided with an opportunity to study music at night as, “The station owners stepped in … with a deal: $50 a week for full-time study, in exchange for a five-year share of possible later earnings”. He later started repaying after signing with Goldwyn.
  2. With Gene Tierney, he worked in 5 films: Tobacco Road (1941), Belle Starr (1941), Laura (1944), The Iron Curtain (1948), and Where the Sidewalk Ends (1950).
  3. Alongside Gene Tierney, Clifton Webb, Vincent Price, and Judith Anderson, Dana Andrews co-starred as an obsessed police detective Mark McPherson in the 1944 film noir Laura.
  4. He also appeared in television shows like The Twilight ZoneThe American GirlsFamily Affair, and Falcon Crest.
  5. He struggled with alcoholism for some time but eventually won the battle. He then actively worked with the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence.
  6. Dana Andrews suffered from Alzheimer’s disease during the final years of his life which were spent living at the John Douglas French Center for Alzheimer’s Disease in Los Alamitos, California.

Featured Image by Trailer Screenshot / ‘Laura’ Trailer / Public Domain

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