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Sandra Dee

1942-04-23 Bayonne, New Jersey, USA

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Sandra Dee (born Alexandra Zuck; April 23, 1942 – February 20, 2005) was an American actress. Dee began her career as a child model, working first in commercials, and then film in her teenage years. Best known for her portrayal of ingénues, Dee earned a Golden Globe Award as one of the year's most promising newcomers for her performance in Robert Wise's Until They Sail (1958). She became a teenage star for her performances in Imitation of Life and Gidget (both 1959), which made her a household name. By the late 1960s, her career had started to decline, and a highly publicized marriage to Bobby Darin ended in divorce. The year of her divorce, Dee's contract with Universal Pictures was dropped. She attempted a comeback with the 1970 independent horror film The Dunwich Horror, but rarely acted after this time, appearing only occasionally in television productions throughout the 1970s and early 1980s. The rest of the decade was marred by alcoholism, mental illness, plus near total reclusiveness, particularly after her mother died in 1988. Afterwards she sought medical and psychological help in the early 1990s, and died in 2005 of complications from kidney disease, brought on by lifelong anorexia nervosa. Description above from the Wikipedia article Sandra Dee, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.


Lost Penny Morrison 1983-10-22
Fantasy Island Francesca Hamilton 1977-01-14
Houston, We've Got a Problem Angie Cordell 1974-03-02
The Daughters of Joshua Cabe Ada 1972-09-13
The Man Hunter Mara Bocock 1972-03-20
The Dunwich Horror Nancy Wagner 1970-01-14
Rosie! Daphne Shaw 1967-11-22
Doctor, You've Got to Be Kidding! Heather Halloran 1967-05-10
A Man Could Get Killed Amy Franklin 1966-03-25
That Funny Feeling Joan Howell 1965-08-14
I'd Rather Be Rich Cynthia Dulaine 1964-08-25
Tammy and the Doctor Tammy Tyree 1963-05-29
Take Her, She's Mine Mollie Michaelson 1963-11-13
If a Man Answers Chantal Stacy 1962-10-10
Romanoff and Juliet Juliet Moulsworth 1961-06-08
Tammy Tell Me True Tambrey 'Tammy' Tyree 1961-07-26
Come September Sandy Stevens 1961-01-01
Portrait in Black Cathy Cabot 1960-07-27
A Stranger in My Arms Pat Beasley 1959-03-03
A Summer Place Molly Jorgenson 1959-11-18
Imitation of Life Susie (16) 1959-06-26
Gidget Gidget 1959-04-09
The Wild and the Innocent Rosalie 1959-05-27
The Restless Years Melinda Grant 1958-12-01
The Reluctant Debutante Jane Broadbent 1958-08-14
Until They Sail Evelyn Leslie 1957-10-08