Old Photograph Andrew Allan Clyde Scotland


Old photograph of Andrew Allan Clyde born on March 25, 1892, in Blairgowrie, Perthshire, Scotland. Andy was a Scottish film and television actor whose career spanned more than four decades. In 1921 he broke into silent films as a Mack Sennett comic, debuting in On a Summer Day. He was the fifth of six children of theatrical actor, producer and manager John Clyde. Clyde's brother David and his sister Jean also became screen actors. Although Andy Clyde's movie career spanned 34 years, he may be best known for his work as California Carlson in the popular Hopalong Cassidy movie series. He is also well known for two long running television series: as the farmer Cully Wilson in CBS's Lassie and as the neighbour, George MacMichael, on ABC's The Real McCoys. Coincidentally, the number of appearances in these series was identical: 29 episodes each. On September 23, 1932, Clyde married Elsie Maud Tarron, a former member of the Sennett Bathing Beauties, in Ontario in San Bernardino County, California. Jules White recalled that Clyde became a father in middle age, and was devastated when his nine year-old son, John Allan Clyde, died. He was close friends with Ben Turpin, being the witness at Turpin's second marriage, and a pallbearer at his funeral. He became a naturalized United States citizen on September 24, 1943. He continued to perform on television until his death on May 18, 1967. His remains are interred at Glendale's Forest Lawn Memorial Park, near his son, John Allan and older brother, David Clyde. On February 8, 1960, Andy Clyde received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6758 Hollywood Boulevard, for his contribution to the motion pictures industry.



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