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Overview (3)

Date of Birth 1 January 1947Brooklyn, New York, USA
Date of Death 26 May 2002Brooklyn, New York, USA  (cancer)
Nickname Mrs. Greenthumbs

Mini Bio (1)

Born Sandra Danz in Brooklyn, New York, Cassandra Danz grew up in Valley Stream, New York. The daughter of Marilyn and William Danz, Sandra attended C. W. Post College and Brooklyn College where she majored in Theater Arts. Married to Walter Brett in the 1960s, the couple had one son, Sam. After a less than memorable career as a stand-up comedienne, Cassandra appeared in several off Broadway plays, most notably as Consuela in El Grande De Coca Cola at the Plaza Theater and became a regular cast member at Chicago's famed Second City Improvisational theater in the company's first string troupe where she worked with Bill Murray and Betty Thomas, among others.

In the 1980s, Cassandra was a founding member of the highly praised, legendary High-heeled Women comedy group with Mary Fulham, Tracy Berg and Arlene Sorkin, and others. She also hosted a garden advice radio program in Hudson, New York, where she and her husband had a weekend home. This led to a regular spot on the Fox morning program. Michael Gelman, the producer of the Regis and Kathie Lee morning show, saw Cassandra on the Fox show and asked her to become a semi-regular garden expert, sometimes interviewer and location hostess on the show.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: RonLackmann@aol.com

Spouse (1)

Walter Brett (? - 26 May 2002) (her death) (1 child)

Trivia (3)

Author of the gardening books "Mrs. Greenthumbs: How I Turned a Boring Yard Into a Glorious Garden, and How You Can Too," and "Mrs. Greenthumbs Plows Ahead."
Began her comedy career in the musical revue "El Grande de Coca-Cola" (off-Broadway) in New York .
Was a member of the Second City comedy troupe in Chicago.

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