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Sandy Dennis (I) (1937–1992)


It would not be easy for anyone to out-do one of American theater's finest thespians, but somehow actress Sandy Dennis managed to even out-quirk the legendary Geraldine Page when it came to affecting nervous ticks and offbeat mannerisms on stage and in film. She and Page had few peers when it came to the neurotic-dispensing department. The two ... See full bio »

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Won 1 Oscar. Another 3 wins & 4 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Up the Down Staircase
Up the Down Staircase Sylvia Barrett
(1967)
The Out of Towners
The Out of Towners Gwen Kellerman
(1970)
Sweet November
Sweet November Sara Deever
(1968)

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 1991 The Indian Runner
Mrs. Roberts
 1989 Parents
Millie Dew
 1988 976-EVIL
Aunt Lucy
 1988 Another Woman
Claire
 1986 The Equalizer (TV Series)
Kay Wesley
- Out of the Past (1986) ... Kay Wesley
 1985 Young People's Specials (TV Series)
Patricia Benson
- The Trouble with Mother (1985) ... Patricia Benson
 1985 Alfred Hitchcock Presents (TV Series)
Helen
- Arthur, or the Gigolo (1985) ... Helen
 1985 The Love Boat (TV Series)
Gina Caldwell
- Roommates/Heartbreaker/Out of the Blue (1985) ... Gina Caldwell
 1985 The Execution (TV Movie)
Elsa Spahn
 1981 The Four Seasons
Anne Callan
 1980 Wilson's Reward (TV Movie)
Martha James
 1978 Perfect Gentlemen (TV Movie)
Sophie Rosenman
 1978 Police Story (TV Series)
Sharon Bristol
- Day of Terror... Night of Fear (1978) ... Sharon Bristol
 1977 Nasty Habits
Winifred
 1976 God Told Me To
Martha Nicholas
 1975 Mr. Sycamore
Jane Gwilt
 1972 Something Evil (TV Movie)
Marjorie Worden
 1970 The Man Who Wanted to Live Forever (TV Movie)
Dr. Enid Bingham
 1970 The Out of Towners
Gwen Kellerman
 1969 A Touch of Love
Rosamund
 1969 That Cold Day in the Park
Frances Austen
 1968 Teach Me! (Short)
 1968 A Hatful of Rain (TV Movie)
Celia Pope
 1968 Sweet November
Sara Deever
 1967 The Fox
Jill Banford
 1967 Up the Down Staircase
Sylvia Barrett
 1966 The Three Sisters
Irina
 1964 Mr. Broadway (TV Series)
Patricia Kelsey
- Don't Mention My Name in Sheboygan (1964) ... Patricia Kelsey
 1964 Arrest and Trial (TV Series)
Molly White
- Somewhat Lower Than the Angels (1964) ... Molly White
 1963 The Fugitive (TV Series)
Cassie Bolin
- The Other Side of the Mountain (1963) ... Cassie Bolin
 1962-1963 Naked City (TV Series)
Lorraine Kershwood / Eleanor Ann Hubber
- Carrier (1963) ... Lorraine Kershwood
- Idylls of a Running Back (1962) ... Eleanor Ann Hubber
 1952 Guiding Light (TV Series)
Alice Holden #1 (1956)
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Stage Play: Come Back to The Five and Dime, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean. See more »

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3 Print Biographies | 7 Articles | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

Official Sites:

Sandy Dennis Foundation

Height:

5' 2" (1.57 m)
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I don't really like people much. I mean, I know I should develop this passion for other people and, like, get to know them, but I couldn't care less. - on her relationship with Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton during the filming of Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf See more »

Trivia:

Appeared in a stage production of "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof" as Maggie the Cat, a role previously played by her "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf" co-star Elizabeth Taylor in the film version. See more »

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