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In memory:  Andy Devine - (b 10/7/1905 Flagstaff, Arizona) actor - died 02/18/1977 at age 71.

In memory: Andy Devine - (b 10/7/1905 Flagstaff, Arizona) actor - died 02/18/1977 at age 71.

Comedian-actor Andy Devine (Wild Bill Hickcock tv series) and so many cowboy movies. He was a real hero to so many kids! What a wonderful man he projected on the screen...like an uncle or granddad. MR

Comedian-actor Andy Devine (Wild Bill Hickcock tv series) and so many cowboy movies. He was a real hero to so many kids! What a wonderful man he projected on the screen...like an uncle or granddad. MR

Andy Devine (I) (1905–1977) - he appeared with Guy Madison in the 'Wild Bill Hickok' tv series in the 1950s, 1960s. He had such a distinctive "voice" one could ever forget. Super actor.

Andy Devine (I) (1905–1977) - he appeared with Guy Madison in the 'Wild Bill Hickok' tv series in the 1950s, 1960s. He had such a distinctive "voice" one could ever forget. Super actor.

Andy Devine.  A very versatile actor - over 400 films.  In westerns he was always the sidekick with his signature voice.

Andy Devine. A very versatile actor - over 400 films. In westerns he was always the sidekick with his signature voice.

Actor Andy Devine (1905-1977) claimed he had seen an apparition of his dead father in 1928 who advised him to stay in Hollywood, despite his gravelly voice not being accepted for talking pictures. Two weeks later he was awarded a contract with Universal.

Actor Andy Devine (1905-1977) claimed he had seen an apparition of his dead father in 1928 who advised him to stay in Hollywood, despite his gravelly voice not being accepted for talking pictures. Two weeks later he was awarded a contract with Universal.

Peter Tilley  Response #18 2014  Carborundum intaglio, found objects, lead, painted timber 74.5 x 57 x 5cm Collaborative work with Andy Devine

Peter Tilley Response #18 2014 Carborundum intaglio, found objects, lead, painted timber 74.5 x 57 x 5cm Collaborative work with Andy Devine

Walter Brennan, Edgar Buchanan, Andy Devine and Chill Wills. Character actors don't come any better!

Walter Brennan, Edgar Buchanan, Andy Devine and Chill Wills. Character actors don't come any better!

Before David Hasselhoff was huge in Germany, Andy Devine was an idol in Dominica and the subject of this popular 3-pence issue.

Before David Hasselhoff was huge in Germany, Andy Devine was an idol in Dominica and the subject of this popular 3-pence issue.

Andrew Vabre "Andy" Devine (October 7, 1905 – February 18, 1977) was an American character actor and comic cowboy sidekick known for his distinctive raspy voice.

Andy Devine

Andrew Vabre "Andy" Devine (October 7, 1905 – February 18, 1977) was an American character actor and comic cowboy sidekick known for his distinctive raspy voice.

Andy Devine..in so many movies, I can't count them all.  Loved him in Stagecoach, and The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance..❤

Andy Devine..in so many movies, I can't count them all. Loved him in Stagecoach, and The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance..❤

Andy Devine (1905 - 1977) in Stagecoach  Met Andy Devine at The Wyandotte County Rodeo at the Fairgrounds in the late 1950's!

Andy Devine (1905 - 1977) in Stagecoach Met Andy Devine at The Wyandotte County Rodeo at the Fairgrounds in the late 1950's!

Andrew Vabre "Andy" Devine 1905-1977  Andy Devine was the quintessential western (and other genres) sidekick. Born into an Irish Catholic family in Arizona,he attended Catholic prep school and also Catholic college for a time. Moved to California to pursue acting. His trademark raspy voice (the result of a childhood injury) set him apart from other actors and made his characters perfect for comic relief. His (and John Wayne's) first "A" picture, was the epic "Stagecoach". Had a Catholic…

Andrew Vabre "Andy" Devine 1905-1977 Andy Devine was the quintessential western (and other genres) sidekick. Born into an Irish Catholic family in Arizona,he attended Catholic prep school and also Catholic college for a time. Moved to California to pursue acting. His trademark raspy voice (the result of a childhood injury) set him apart from other actors and made his characters perfect for comic relief. His (and John Wayne's) first "A" picture, was the epic "Stagecoach". Had a Catholic…

TRAIL OF THE VIGILANTES (1940) - Franchot Tone - Warren William - Andy Devine (pictured) - Universal Pictures - Publicity Still.

TRAIL OF THE VIGILANTES (1940) - Franchot Tone - Warren William - Andy Devine (pictured) - Universal Pictures - Publicity Still.