Greeley Daily Tribune from Greeley, Colorado on June 2, 1977 · Page 31
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Greeley Daily Tribune from Greeley, Colorado · Page 31

Greeley, Colorado
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Thursday, June 2, 1977
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Thur».. June 2,1977 GREELEY (Colo.) TRIBUNE 31 Dana Andrews too busy to retire HOLLYWOOD UPl)-Lana Andrews, 67, could be collecting Social Security payments, but the longtime star is too busy earning millions in real estate and acting to bother with it. Andrews spends six months a year starring in plays. He manages to squeeze in at least one movie and an occasional television show in between business deals. A good old Mississippi boy, son of a Baptist preacher, Andrews has enjoyed a curious career. Although he's never won an Academy Award, the square jawed star has appeared in three of Hollywood's most memorable classics: "The Oxbow Incident," "Laura" and "Best Years of Our Lives." While he hasn't gathered all the accolades of, say, a Jimmy Stewart, during his string of 70 movies over three decades, Andrews will be honored this month as "Mississippian of the Year" at special ceremonies in Biloxi, Miss. Andrews is a uniquely candid man who doesn't mind discussing subjects traditionally taboo among actors. He is an alcoholic who survived some notable bouts with the grape and now is a member of the National Council on Alcoholism. He is that rare actor who speaks openly about personal finances. "This is hard to believe," he said, "but I earn more money working in plays on the road than I did when I was a movie star. "1 just signed a contract for $2,750 a week for six weeks to do a play back east," he said. "The best 1 did at Goldwyn during my 10 years under' contract was $2,500 a week. "Actually, the Goldwyn contract was pretty good. They paid me for 40 weeks a year whether I worked or not." Andrews had a unique setup during the height of his popularity. He was under 10- year contract to Goldwyn and 20th Century-Fox simultaneously. But acting salaries are a pittance compared to his business holdings. Among other properties, Andrews owns hotels, apartment houses, raw land and avocado groves. "When 1 first started in pictures in 1938 they paid me $150 a week," Andrews recalled, laughing. "That was good money in those days considering Vic Mature started out at $125 and Robert Preston began at $100. "It never occurred to me that someday I'd do much better in real estate. In 1969 I bought a hotel in Reno for $300,000 and now it's worth $3 million. "In the past three years I earned a million dollars on an apartment house project without putting up a penny. "Profitable as it is, though, business isn't connected with life -- only the necessities of life. Acting is directly connected with the great excitement of life, the identity, creativity, approbation and, of course, the money too." Andrews has little trouble juggling his careers. He stars in three plays a year, spending two weeks rehearings for each six-week run. More often than not his wife, Mary Todd -- to whom he's been married for 38 years -- costars with him. The plays run the gamut from "Any Wednesday" and "Marriage Go-Round" to "Angel Street," "Gaslight," "Come Back Little Sheba" and "Two For the Seesaw." "I call my agent regularly and make engagements months ahead of time," Andrews said. "I earn about $90,000 a year acting in plays. It's easy work with Mary who is my best friend and lover. "No matter where I'm working I manage to take care of real estate and business matters by telephone. "I do one movie a year just to keep my hand in. Two years ago it was 'Airport 1975!' In 1976 it was "The last Tycoon' and this year it's 'Good Guys Wear Black.' Which one shall I believe? Mrs. Manningham (Sharon Skinner) Is afraid to believe that her husband, right, (Michael Keuttner) is a sinister criminal trying to drive her mad, at Detective Rough Filming in Colorado (James O'Brien) claims, In Patrick Hamilton's Victorian thriller, "Angel Street," playing weekend: through June 18 at the Dickens Opera House, 308 Main In Longmont. Pakuiti signs with United Artists Alan Pakula, one of the motion picture industry's most prestigious film-makers, ties been signed to a non-exclusive, multiple-picture deal with United Artists, it was announced by Mike Medavoy, Senior Vice President in charge of West Coast production for' United Artists. Under the terms of the new agreement, Pakula will both direct and produce future projecLs. His initial project under the new United Artists deal will, follow his directing chores on the. Robert Chartoff-Irwin Winkler production of "Comes A Horseman Wild And Free," starring James Caan and Jane Fonda. This film also for United Artists,, a Transamerlca Company, goes before the cameras in Colorado on Friday and is slated for release early 1978. Among Pakula's credits as a producer are "Fear Strikes Out," "To Kill A Mockingbird" and "Up The Down Staircase." He served as producer-director for "The Sterile Cuckoo," "Mute/' and "The Parallax View." "All The President's Men," one of 1976's most honored films by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, was the first production directed by Pakula which he did not, himself, produce. ftrthelimofit! ANNIVERSARY FRl., SAT. SUN. JUNE 3,45 ^--. -- -- 3NJ LIMIT 2 ON SUPER SALE SPECIAL WITH THIS COUPON GREELEY PUTT-PUTT, 2420 S. 8th Ave. PHONE 353-2748 30 GAMES FOR ONLY REGULAR PRICE YOU SAVE / S 27.50 GOOD ANY DAY · ANY YEAR.* NEVER EXPIRES INEXPENSIVE FUN FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY SUPER SALE IS FRl., SAT. AND SUN., JUNE 3, 4 and 5 HuEO G01I COURSES. , S 10.00 S 37.50 Samuel Beckett, the Irish playwright who became famous for "Waiting for Godot," has written most of his works in French. Wyoming's most exclusive resort and vacation" center is offering its -Northern-Golorado-friends: -The^Eer- 'feet ' Weekend. Tittle America has a,-eleganU.- accommodations, and enjoyable entertainment. They are extending to you an Invitation to; spend the . weekend with them. An elegant room for two;. free golf; prime rib dinner far" .two,; dancing in the Western Gold ~Lp.unge; champagne brunch or) Sunday for two. poV-- re'sSr-vatibns _:alL.:307/.634/2771_. : Any weekend until Julie 5. . The Perfect Weekend for two for only 'LITTLE AMERICA CHEYENNE' WYOMING JUNCTION OF 1-80 and 1-25 EA DAY AND A OHT Sunday, June 26,2:00 pm See "Pajama Game" by the ndependence Stampede Troupe at Greeley Central Auditorium. Monday-Wednesday, June 27-29, 1:00 pm (each evening) The stars of the Independence Stampede Troupe give a rousing performance of "Pajama Game" at he Greeley Central Auditorium. }on'tmissit! Thursday, June 30,5:00 pm COME AND GET IT! There's a 3arbeque tonight for $1 per person. 3uy a Rodeo ticket for tonight's ·odeo and you'll get your buck back 9:00 pm Top RRCA Rodeo action tonight eaturing the nation's best professional rodeo cowboys, plus a Watermelon Race and Buffalo Stampede. Friday, July 1,8:00 pm There's Rodeo tonight, featuring a Watermelon Race and a Buffalo Stampede. Saturday, July 2 It's Senior Citizens' Day. Welcome One.AndAII! 2:00 pm Our Watermelon Race and Buffalo Stampede make our Rodeo special today. 8:00 pm BIG SHOW. COUNTRY STYLE Ronnie Milsap, Country Music's Entertainer of the Year, comes to " the Stampede tonight! Hear him do what he does best... and you'll Sunday, July 3 It's Family Day Today! 11:00 am-1:30pm You'll flip over our free Hapjack Feed sponsored by Sambo's of Greeley. You'll find all the tlapjack fixins' at Island Grove Park. 2:00 pm Enjoy professional Rodeo action this afternoon, leaturing a Watermelon Race and Buffalo Stampede. 8:00 pm Tonight's Big Event is Rodeo, with a capital "R", and the popular Watermelon Race and Buffalo Stampede. Monday, July 4 HAPPY BIRIHDAY TO U.S.--TIME FOR ALL OF US TO CELEBRATE! 2:00 pm Don't miss the finals ol the Independence Stampede Rodeo. Here's some of Hie greatest professional Rodeo action ever! 8:00 pm f-OR TONIGHT'S SHOW ... THE STARS COME OUT! Bobby Goldsboro is here to make your Fourth of July celebration some thing spectacular. Your whole family will love his songs and his show.' Appearing with Bobby are The Trail riders, bringing you country music a its finest. Alter the Show tonight, there's an electrifying display of free fireworks also hear Judy Lynn as she opens tonight's show wilh her special Drancl in-O0am of country music. suike up lhe b a n d ... i,' s our 10:00 pm Fourth of July Parade through down There's a dance after the show at town Greeley. the Weld County Exhibition Building, in Island Grove Parlc The music's by Judy Lynn and her band. FOR TICKETS TO THE GREELEY INDEPENDENCE STAMPEDE CALL 356-2855 OR USETHIS HANDY COUPON. .TICKETORDER FORM NAME- ADDRESS- CITY .STATE. _ZIP_ SIGNATURE . 1 --Reserved Covered Mam Granflsland I 2SS2N-Reserved North 3--Reserved Easl Stands 4--General Admission 5--Arena Stage Skie Sealing 6--Bucking Chutes 7--Timed Event Chutes Detach and mail to: Greeley Independence Stampede Box 1464. Greeley. CO 80631 Or call. 623-2855 in Denver or 356-2855 m Greeley RODEO AND NIGHT SHOWS Reserved Covered Ma:n Grandstand S5.0Q · Reserve.; Nnnl and South Grandstands S4 00 · Reserved East Gr.inrlsum S4.50 · Genera! Admission S350» Res-::ve:! A-uai H:c- Seating lor Night Shews Only S r i 50 Please send me a total ol tickets as listed in the order space. Enclosed is my. D Check D Money Order D Bank Americard Acct * D Master Charge Acct. I. In the amount of S_ ORDER SPACE Rodeo Ho o' Seals e f'.O 8 00 pTi J'j'y 1 8 CKj nrn July? 203om Night Shows Ro'.n:?'.' israD ShO'.v Jj.y? SGOom (307) 63W771

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