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Tige Andrews dead at 86

by Bob Sassone, posted Feb 7th 2007 12:31PM

The Mod SquadAfter all these years, I still don't know how to pronounced his name. Is it "Tigh?" "Tig?" "Teeg?"

Andrews is probably best known for his work on The Mod Squad. He played Captain Adam Greer, the police captain in charge of Peggy Lipton, Clarence Williams III and Michael Cole (the original show, not the movie with Claire Danes). Andrews also had recurring roles on Gomer Pyle and CHiPs, and guest starred on several other shows: Murder, She Wrote, Vegas, Quincy, M.E., Hawaiian Heat, Police Story, Marcus Welby, M.D., Police Woman, Playhouse 90, Inner Sanctum, The Dick Powell Show, The Phil Silvers Show, The Big Valley, The F.B.I., The Fugitive, and many others.

Andrews died of a heart attack in California on January 27.

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His real name is Tiger. He dropped the r for stage and screen and became Tige pronounced T "eye" g (the g is a hard g like in gate. He was a great actor and a great friend and person. He will be missed.

February 08 2007 at 3:56 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Tige as in Tiger is correct. In some of his early movies, he was billed as "Tiger Andrews."

February 07 2007 at 5:36 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Tige as in Tiger. He was a good actor.

February 07 2007 at 1:42 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Bob, please explain the difference in pronunciation between "Tig" and "Tigh."

February 07 2007 at 12:43 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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