Tod Andrews

This article is about the American actor. For the Irish political activist, see Todd Andrews.

Tod Andrews

Tod Andrews
November 10, 1914
or November 10, 1920[1]
Buffalo, New York

November 7, 1972, age 57
Los Angeles, California

Other names
Michael Ames
Tod Williams[2]

Alma mater
Washington State College


Gloria Folland (divorce)
Alice Hooker (divorce)
Karolyn Rainwater (his death)

Henry Rowland Andrews and Lynda Anderson

Tod Andrews (November 10, 1914 – November 7, 1972) (Another source gives Andrews’ birth date as November 10, 1920.[1]) was an American actor on the stage, screen, and television. Born in New York City, he was raised in California.


1 Early years
2 Stage
3 Film
4 Television
5 Recognition
6 Personal life
7 Death
8 Filmography
9 References
10 External links

Early years[edit]
Andrews was born November 10, 1920, in Buffalo, New York. His parents were Henry Rowland Andrews and Lynda Anderson.[1] He graduated from Los Angeles High School and Washington State College.[3]
Andrews began his career as Michael Ames[1] at the Pasadena Playhouse and moved to New York City to appear onstage. 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 Mister Roberts, Logan gave Andrews the part in the road production.[4]
On Broadway, Andrews played in Summer and Smoke (1948-1949) and A Girl Can Tell.[5] Billed as Michael Ames, he was in Quiet, Please! (1940), My Sister Eileen (1940-1943), Storm Operation (1944), Mrs. Kimball Presents (1944), Public Relations (1944), and That Old Devil (1944).[6]
After being discovered by Jack L. Warner, head of Warner Brothers Studios, Andrews was offered a screen test, which led to a movie career.
After recovering from a suicide attempt in 1961, he returned to films in 1965, appearing as Captain Tuthill in Otto Preminger’s World War II action blockbuster In Harm’s Way. In 1968, Andrews appeared on film in Ted Post’s Hang ‘Em High as a defense attorney. Two years later, he worked again with Post in Beneath the Planet of the Apes, as James Franciscus’s dying commanding officer, Colonel ‘Skipper’ Maddox.
His final screen appearance was as a doctor in the 1973 chiller The Baby, which was also directed by Post.
Andrews’ television performances included a starring role from 1957 to 1958 in the syndicated