December 8, 1906
Lloyd “Arkansas Slim” Andrews, best known for film roles as a sidekick to Western stars in the 1940s through the early 1950s and, after that, as a host of children’s television programs, was born the seventh son of Norma Blau Andrews and George Willis Andrews, who had a farm on Spavinaw Creek in rural Benton County seven miles from the town of Gravette. Before his move to Hollywood, he was a comedian and musician in tent shows traveling throughout the mid-South. In his later years, he was a featured guest at film festivals. He was a member of the Screen Actors Guild and a lifetime member of Musicians Local 47 of Hollywood, California.