Stanley Andrews

Stanley Andrews (August 28, 1891 – June 23, 1969) was an American actor perhaps best known as the voice of Daddy Warbucks on the radio program Little Orphan Annie and later as "The Old Ranger", the host of Death Valley Days. Andrews was born Stanley Andrzejewski in Chicago, Illinois. Little is known of his early years, except that he was raised in the Midwest. As a young adult, he acted on stage and in radio. His first big role was on radio as Daddy Warbucks in the Little Orphan Annie series, where he starred from 1931 to 1936. He appeared in over 250 movies, which included Mr. Deeds Goes to Town, Beau Geste, Mr. Smith Goes to Washington, The Ox-Bow Incident, It's a Wonderful Life (he played Mr. Welch, though he was not credited), The Lemon Drop Kid, Superman and the Mole Men (the very first theatrical Superman film) and his final film role in Cry Terror! in 1958. His role as the Old Ranger began in 1952 and ended in 1963, when the sponsors of Death Valley Days, U.S. Borax, decided it was time for a younger man, who turned out to be future California governor and President Ronald Reagan. In 1969, Andrews died in Los Angeles at age 77.


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