Devine, Andy, 1905-1977

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From the description of Reminiscences of Andy Devine : oral history, 1971. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 122597687

Andrew Vabre Devine was born in Flagstaff, Arizona, on October 7, 1905. He was a successful college football player during which time he went by the alias Jeremiah Swartz. He later gained a part in a silent movie. It was thought that his high raspy voice would threaten his career in the talkies but proved to be his trademark for popularity. He was a comic actor who appeared in films, theatre and television. He died on February 18, 1977.

From the description of Andy Devine papers, 1931- 1977. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 367903476

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Role Title Holding Repository
referencedIn New York Times Company records. Arthur Hays Sulzberger papers, 1823-1999 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
creatorOf Devine, Andy, 1905-1977. Andy Devine papers, 1931- 1977. Harold B. Lee Library
referencedIn John Eldon Thayer collection of motion picture memorabilia, 1916-1979. Harvard Theater Collection, Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University
referencedIn American Vaudeville Museum collection, 1845-2007, (bulk 1910-1940) University of Arizona Libraries, Library Special Collections
creatorOf Devine, Andy, 1905-1977. Reminiscences of Andy Devine : oral history, 1971. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
referencedIn Ford, J. mss., 1906-1976 Lilly Library (Indiana University, Bloomington)
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associatedWith American Museum of Vaudeville corporateBody
associatedWith Cullen, Frank, 1936- person
associatedWith Ford, John, 1895-1973 person
associatedWith Higham, Charles, person
associatedWith McNeilly, Donald, 1945- person
associatedWith New York Times Company corporateBody
correspondedWith Thayer, John Eldon, 1899-1980 person
Place Name Admin Code Country
United States
Flagstaff (Ariz.)
Motion pictures
Western films


Birth 1905-10-07

Death 1977-02-18





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