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Frances Bay, Hollywood's Go-To Grandma, Dies at 92

20 September 2011 4:38 PM, PDT | NextMovie | See recent NextMovie news »

Frances Bay, the veteran character actress who worked with everyone from Jerry Seinfeld to David Lynch, died on Thursday, Sept. 15, according to the Los Angeles Times. She was 92.

Bay, born in Mannville, Canada on Jan. 23, 1919, started off as a stage actress in Toronto but put her acting career on hold to become a homemaker after her husband's business career took them to the United States. Bay caught the acting bug again in the 1970s and started auditioning for film and television.

Bay went on to become Hollywood's go-to character actress for grandmotherly characters, appearing as Fonzie's Grandma Nussbaum on "Happy Days," Aunt Hortense on "The Dukes of Hazzard," Granny on Faerie Tale Theatre's rendition of "Little Red Riding Hood" and, of course, Grandma in "Happy Gilmore." She also proved herself as a gifted comedian with her turn as Mabel Choate, who clashed with Jerry over the last loaf of marble rye bread on "Seinfeld. »

- Bryan Enk

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The Ultimate Shelly Duvall Supercut

15 September 2011 7:51 AM, PDT | Filmology | See recent Filmology news »

There's a lot of things to think about this morning. I think the biggest thing that is wracking my brain right now is that no one else in this office has ever seen Faerie Tale Theatre. Seriously guys, when I was a kid I dominated my local library's VHS collection. I just remember how freakishly terrofying some of them were- no surprise because now that I do research on it it came from the minds of Francis Ford Coppola and Tim Burton

Anyway, this is a supercut of the very beginning of Faerie Tale Theatre in which Shelly Duvall introduces herself. Try not to have your brain explode from the video and all the nostalgia knowledge I just dropped on you.


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- Emily Cheever

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