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Sandra Dee

Highest Rated:   84% Imitation of Life (1959)
Lowest Rated:   17% The Dunwich Horror (1970)
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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

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
44% Quitters
  • Lecture Attendee
2016
No Score Yet Never Alone
  • Producer
  • Actor
2014
No Score Yet Jesus: The Desire of Ages
  • Actor
2014
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 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 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
44% Gidget
  • Gidget (Frances Lawrence)
1959
No Score Yet The Reluctant Debutante
  • Jane Broadbent
1958
60% Until They Sail
  • Evelyn Leslie
1957

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Frasier
1993-2004
  • Voice of Connie
  • 1994

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