Sandra Dee

Highest Rated: 84% Imitation of Life (1959)
Lowest Rated: 17% The Dunwich Horror (1970)
Birthday: Apr 23, 1942
Birthplace: Not Available
American actress Sandra Dee began her career as a model at age 12, and later moved on to TV commercials. Her film break came when producer Ross Hunter balked at Natalie Wood's lofty salary demands and decided to use a newcomer to play Lana Turner's daughter in Imitation of Life (1959). The result for Dee was a long-term contract at Universal, although one of her biggest moneymakers was the 1959 Warner Bros. film A Summer Place. In 1961, Dee married singer/actor Bobby Darin, with whom she appeared in three lightweight but money-making comedies. After her divorce from Darin in 1967, Dee could no longer convey her patented perky-teen charm, and her career began a downhill slide, although the decline was occasionally slowed a bit by such curious highlights as the pseudo-hip sex comedy Doctor, You've Got to Be Kidding (1967) and the nail-biting psychological scare film The Dunwich Horror (1970). Out of movies completely by 1971, Dee retreated to private life, occasionally popping up on TV and granting interviews with nostalgia-happy young film buffs. Much of the actress' latter-day fame rested upon a single song in the Broadway smash Grease: the satiric, 1950s-style, rock ballad titled "Look at Me, I'm Sandra Dee."

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
No Score Yet Bobby Darin: Beyond the Song Actor 1998
No Score Yet Lost Actor 1986
No Score Yet Lost Penny 1983
No Score Yet Fantasy Island Francesca 1977
17% The Dunwich Horror Nancy Walker 1970
No Score Yet Doctor, You've Got to Be Kidding! Heather Halloran 1967
No Score Yet Rosie! Daphne 1967
No Score Yet A Man Could Get Killed (Welcome, Mr. Beddoes) Amy Franklin 1966
No Score Yet That Funny Feeling Joan Howell 1965
No Score Yet I'd Rather Be Rich Cynthia Dulaine 1964
No Score Yet Take Her, She's Mine Mollie Michaelson 1963
No Score Yet Tammy and the Doctor Tammy Tyree 1963
No Score Yet If a Man Answers Chantal Stacy 1962
80% Come September Sandy Stevens 1961
No Score Yet Romanoff and Juliet Juliet Moulsworth 1961
No Score Yet Tammy Tell Me True Tammy Tyree 1961
No Score Yet Portrait in Black Cathy Cabot 1960
83% A Summer Place Molly Jorgenson 1959
84% Imitation of Life Susie (age 16) 1959
50% Gidget Gidget (Frances Lawrence) 1959
No Score Yet The Reluctant Debutante Jane Broadbent 1958
60% Until They Sail Evelyn Leslie 1957

TV

CREDIT
94% Frasier
1993-2004
Voice of Connie
  • 1994
No Score Yet Night Gallery
1970-1973
Ghost
  • 1972

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