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Andy Devine
Birth: Oct. 7, 1905
Coconino County
Arizona, USA
Death: Feb. 18, 1977
Orange County
California, USA

Actor. Born in Flagstaff, Arizona, Andy's family moved to Kingman, Arizona when he was 1 year old. His father, having lost a leg as a railroad employee, had used the settlement money to purchase the Beale Hotel and Andy worked there as a child. A large, active boy, he suffered numerous broken bones growing up. His raspy voice was the result of a fall with a stick in his mouth which permanently damaged his vocal cords. Leaving Kingman to attend college, he played football at St. Mary and St. Benedict College, Arizona State Teacher's College, and Santa Clara University. During his football years he often used the name Jeremiah Schwartz as a pseudonym. Andy dreamt of becoming an actor and moved to Hollywood in 1926 where he was "discovered" standing on a street corner. He had several bit parts in silent films before appearing in his first "talkie" as Truck McCall in 1931s "The Spirit of Notre Dame." After being introduced by Will Rogers, he married Dorothy in 1933. Concerned that his raspy voice would limit his success in "talkies," it instead became his signature. He continued to appear in films, frequently as a comic side-kick. He appeared in nine Roy Rogers films as Cookie Bullfinch. His most memorable role was on series television as Jingles P. Jones on "The Adventures of Wild Bill Hickok" from 1951 to 1956. He played himself on "Andy's Gang" from 1955 to 1960 and later he was a regular on "Flipper." He continued to act doing movies, stage, television and voice-overs until his death from Leukemia. He remains a beloved character in Kingman where the main street is named Andy Devine Boulevard and Andy Devine Days is an annual celebration. (bio by: O'side Native) 
Family links: 
  Thomas Devine (1869 - 1926)
  Amy M. Ward Devine (1873 - 1931)
  Dorothy Irene House Devine (1915 - 2000)*
  May Ida Devine Beecher (1891 - 1921)**
  Andy Devine (1905 - 1977)
*Calculated relationship

Cause of death: Leukemia
Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend.
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Record added: Nov 10, 1998
Find A Grave Memorial# 3955
Andy Devine
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Thank you for many happy childhood memories. Your sweet and kind nature came across to we kids, and made us love you. Peace to you Andy.
- Rita Carver
 Added: Jul. 31, 2017

 Added: Jul. 7, 2017
I used to watch you on TV when I was a child growing up in the 1950's and early 1960's. I remember your show when you had a magical frog you called Froggy. I also remember you when you played along side of Roy Rogers in some of his movies. There will neve...(Read more)
- Kathie L. Webb Blair
 Added: Jul. 4, 2017
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