Tod Andrews

Tod Andrews (November 10, 1914 - November 7, 1972) was an American actor on the stage, screen, and television. Born in New York, he was raised in California. He studied acting and journalism at Washington State College. Andrews began his career at the Pasadena Playhouse and moved to New York City to appear onstage. After being discovered there by Jack L. Warner, head of Warner Brothers Studios, Andrews was offered a screen test, which led to a movie career. Andrews acted with the Margo Jones Company in New York City from 1944 to 1948, when he was spotted by Joshua Logan. When Henry Fonda left the title role in the Broadway play Mister Roberts, Logan gave Andrews the part. His television performances included a starring role in CBS's Gray Ghost during the 1957-1958 season. It was based on the true story of Confederate Colonel John Singleton Mosby. In 1961, Andrews attempted suicide, just days before the opening of a new play titled A Whiff of Melancholy. After recovering, he returned to films in 1965, appearing as Captain Tuthill in Otto Preminger's World War II action blockbuster In Harm's Way.


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