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Overview (4)

Born in Inglewood, California, USA
Died in Los Angeles, California, USA  (accidental overdose of alcohol and drugs)
Birth NameMarriah Bridget Andersen
Height 5' 3" (1.6 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Bridgette Andersen was born on July eleventh, 1975 to Frank Glass and Teresa Andersen in Inglewood, California and grew up in Malibu. She always considered it good luck to have her birthday read as 7-11 rather than of July 11th. She would always kiss the first two fingers on her right hand and then touch any digital clock that read 7:11. As a child starlet, she played in many films and touched many hearts in the Utah film Savannah Smiles (1982). As a teen-ager, she became involved with drugs and especially heroin. She died in May, 1997, after an accidental overdose of alcohol and heroin.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: mountain91

Trivia (13)

Liked watching L.A. Kings hockey games.
Could remember her lines from any movie.
Got her start in show business by modeling.
She had a staggeringly high I.Q. and had been reading since she was two-and-a-half years old. With a wide range of reading interests at the age of six years, Hemingway was her favorite writer and "Old Man and the Sea" her favorite book.
For her part as "Young Mae" in the television production of Mae West (1982), she "picked up" dancing by wearing tap shoes non-stop for a week and watching Gene Kelly in Singin' in the Rain (1952). At the point she was assigned to a dance instructor, she was already so adept that she learned the routines in a few days.
At two years old, she said to her father: "I'm an actress, you know!" Within six months, an agent had accepted her as a client and she began a three-year period of fashion modeling, T.V. commercials and bit parts in a dozen T.V. shows, including King's Crossing (1982) and Washington Mistress (1982) with Lucie Arnaz.
Collected stuffed animals as a child, and had over a hundred of them.
Markedly closely related to author Hans Christian Andersen.
Siblings: one sister, and also actress, Angelica Andersen; two brothers, Dean Glass and Mark Ballan.
She learned U.S. sign language for the role of "Jill" in A Summer to Remember (1985).
Her room-mate reported that, at the time of her death, she was struggling to stay clean.
Bridgette tested for the lead in the 1984 movie Firestarter (1984), but ultimately lost the role to Drew Barrymore. Producer Dino De Laurentiis arranged for the test after he saw Bridgette on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (1962).
She is buried at Fir Grove Cemetery, Lane County, Oregon.

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