Sandy Dennis

Sandy Dennis

Highest Rated: 96% Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (1966)

Lowest Rated: 15% 976-EVIL (1989)

Birthday: Apr 27, 1937

Birthplace: Hastings, Nebraska, USA

Method-trained critics' darling of the 1960s who first made her name on Broadway with Tony Award-winning performances in "A Thousand Clowns" (1962) and "Any Wednesday" (1964). Dennis' high-pitched, neurotic style lent itself to quirky, eccentric roles in films such as "Splendor in the Grass" (1961, her debut). Her memorable performance as the irritating yet vulnerable young faculty wife in "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf" (1967) earned her an Oscar for Best Supporting Actress, and her portrayal of an idealistic teacher in an inner-city school in "Up the Down Staircase" (1967) won her a Best Actress accolade from the Moscow Film Festival.

Highest rated movies

Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
Come Back to the 5 & Dime Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean
Up the Down Staircase
God Told Me To
The Four Seasons
Splendor in the Grass
The Indian Runner
The Out-of-Towners

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Filmography

Movies

Credit
74% 80% The Indian Runner Mrs. Roberts (Character) $152.9K 1991
15% 28% 976-EVIL Aunt Lucy (Character) $2.9M 1989
53% 54% Parents Millie Dew (Character) $464.2K 1989
59% 75% Another Woman Claire (Character) $499.5K 1988
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Execution Elsa Spahn (Character) - 1985
83% 81% Come Back to the 5 & Dime Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean Mona (Character) - 1982
75% 74% The Four Seasons Anne Callan (Character) - 1981
No Score Yet No Score Yet Day of Terror, Night of Fear Sharon Bristol (Character) - 1978
No Score Yet No Score Yet Perfect Gentlemen Sophie Rosenman (Character) - 1978
40% 44% Nasty Habits Sister Winifred (Character) - 1976
77% 51% God Told Me To Martha Nicholas (Character) - 1976
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mr. Sycamore Jane Gwilt (Character) - 1975
No Score Yet 21% Something Evil Marjorie Worden (Character) - 1971
63% 69% The Out-of-Towners Gwen Kellerman (Character) - 1970
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Man Who Wanted to Live Forever Dr. Enid Bingham (Character) - 1970
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Only Way Out Is Dead Dr. Enid Bingham (Character) - 1970
No Score Yet No Score Yet Thank You All Very Much Rosamund Stacey (Character) - 1969
50% 48% That Cold Day in the Park Frances Austen (Character) - 1969
No Score Yet 64% Sweet November Sara Deever (Character) - 1968
56% 45% The Fox Jill Banford (Character) - 1968
78% 68% Up the Down Staircase Sylvia Barrett (Character) - 1967
96% 91% Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? Honey (Character) - 1966
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Three Sisters Irina (Character) - 1965
75% 90% Splendor in the Grass Kay (Character) - 1961

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Forever Knight Unknown (Character) 1996
No Score Yet 100% The Equalizer Unknown (Guest Star) 1986
No Score Yet No Score Yet Alfred Hitchcock Presents Unknown (Character) 1985
No Score Yet No Score Yet Police Story Sharon Bristol (Character) 1978
No Score Yet No Score Yet What's My Line? Guest 1973-1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Fugitive Cassie Bolin (Guest Star) 1963