Sandra Dee (I) (1942–2005)


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Sandra Dee was born Alexandria Zuck on April 23, 1942 in Bayonne, New Jersey, to Mary (Cymboliak) and John Zuck. She was of Carpatho-Rusyn descent. Her mother envisioned a show business career for her daughter and would often lie about her age in order to get Sandy where she wanted to go. For example, her mother enrolled her in school early so she... See full bio »

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Won 1 Golden Globe. Another 1 win & 12 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Gidget Francie Lawrence aka Gidget
(1959)
If a Man Answers Chantal Stacy
(1962)
Imitation of Life Susie - 16
(1959)
A Summer Place Molly Jorgenson
(1959)

Filmography

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 1994 Frasier (TV Series)
Connie
- The Botched Language of Cranes (1994) ... Connie (voice)
 1983 Lost
Penny Morrison
 1977-1983 Fantasy Island (TV Series)
Margaret Winslow / Francesca Hamilton
- Eternal Flame/A Date with Burt (1983) ... Margaret Winslow
- Pilot (1977) ... Francesca Hamilton
 1978 Police Woman (TV Series)
Marie Quinn
- Blind Terror (1978) ... Marie Quinn
 1974 Houston, We've Got a Problem (TV Movie)
Angie Cordell
 1971-1972 Night Gallery (TV Series)
Alice Martin / Millicent / Marion Hardy / ...
- The Sixth Sense: Through a Flame Darkly (1972) ... Alice Martin
- Spectre in Tap-Shoes (1972) ... Millicent / Marion Hardy
- The Different Ones/Tell David.../Logoda's Heads (1971) ... Ann Bolt (segment "Tell David...")
 1972 The Sixth Sense (TV Series)
Alice Martin
- Through a Flame Darkly (1972) ... Alice Martin
 1972 Love, American Style (TV Series)
Joan / Bonnie Galloway (segment "Love and the Sensuous Twin")
- Love and the Know-It-All/Love and the Perfect Wife/Love and the Sensuous Twin/Love and the Triple Threat (1972) ... Joan / Bonnie Galloway (segment "Love and the Sensuous Twin")
 1972 The Daughters of Joshua Cabe (TV Movie)
Ada
 1972 The Manhunter (TV Movie)
Mara Bocock
 1970 The Dunwich Horror
Nancy Wagner
 1967 Rosie!
Daphne Shaw
 1967 Doctor, You've Got to Be Kidding!
Heather Halloran
 1966 A Man Could Get Killed
Amy Franklin
 1965 That Funny Feeling
Joan Howell
 1964 I'd Rather Be Rich
Cynthia Dulaine
 1963 Take Her, She's Mine
Mollie Michaelson
 1963 Tammy and the Doctor
Tammy Tyree
 1962 If a Man Answers
Chantal Stacy
 1961 Come September
Sandy Stevens
 1961 Tammy Tell Me True
Tammy Tyree
 1961 Romanoff and Juliet
Juliet Moulsworth
 1960 Portrait in Black
Cathy Cabot
 1959 A Summer Place
Molly Jorgenson
 1959 The Wild and the Innocent
Rosalie
 1959 Gidget
Francie Lawrence aka Gidget
 1959 Imitation of Life
Susie - 16
 1959 A Stranger in My Arms
Pat Beasley
 1958 The Restless Years
Melinda Grant
 1958 The Reluctant Debutante
Jane Broadbent
 1957 The Snow Queen
Gerda (English version, voice)
 1957 Until They Sail
Evelyn Leslie
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Other Works:

TV commercial: Lustre-Creme Shampoo.

Publicity Listings:

1 Print Biography | 1 Portrayal | 15 Articles | 2 Pictorials | 3 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Height:

5' 4" (1.63 m)
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Personal Quote:

[1967, on her ingenue image]: Look at this - [a] cigarette. I like to smoke. I'm 25 years old, and it so happens that I like to smoke. So out in Hollywood the studio press agents are still pulling cigarettes out of my hand and covering my drink with a napkin whenever my picture is taken. Little Sandra Dee isn't supposed to smoke, you know. Or drink. Or breathe. See more »

Trivia:

She received renewed attention after the release of the movie Beyond the Sea (2004), the biopic about her late husband Bobby Darin that recalled and detailed their stormy, headline marriage. Despite its painful aspects, she reportedly approved of the project and gave it her blessing. See more »

Trademark:

Frequent portrayal of wholesome ingénue roles

Nickname:

Gidget See more »

Star Sign:

Taurus

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