Sandy Dennis

Sandy Dennis

  • Highest Rated: 95% Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (1966)
  • Lowest Rated: 9% 976-EVIL (1989)
  • Birthday: Apr 27, 1937
  • Birthplace: Not Available
  • Sandy Dennis was a distinctive actress with a flighty demeanor who enjoyed popularity during the '60s and early '70s. The Nebraska-born Dennis began her career in local stock companies, then studied at New York's Actors' Studio, where she embraced method acting. She debuted onscreen in Splendor in the Grass (1961) with Natalie Wood and Warren Beatty. On Broadway, she won two Tony Awards in successive years, for A Thousand Clowns (1963) and Any Wednesday (1964). For her second screen performance, as George Segal's academic wife in the Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor film Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (1966), Dennis won the "Best Supporting Actress" Oscar. She went on to get leads and co-starring roles in a number of films, but remained primarily a stage actress; after 1971 her film work was sporadic. She died of cancer in 1992.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Rating

Title

Credit

Box
Office

Year

74% The Indian Runner Mrs. Roberts 1991
9% 976-EVIL Aunt Lucy 1989
53% Parents Millie Dew 1989
63% Another Woman Claire 1988
No Score Yet The Execution Actor 1985
No Score Yet Come Back to the 5 & Dime Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean Mona 1982
77% The Four Seasons Anne Callan 1981
No Score Yet The Animals Film Actor 1981
No Score Yet Nasty Habits Winifred 1977
80% God Told Me To Martha Nicholas 1976
No Score Yet Mr. Sycamore Jane Gwilt 1975
No Score Yet Something Evil Marjorie Worden 1972
60% The Out-of-Towners Gwen Kellerman 1970
No Score Yet A Touch of Love (Thank You All Very Much) Rosamund 1969
43% That Cold Day in the Park Frances 1969
No Score Yet Sweet November Sara Deever 1968
57% The Fox Jill Banford 1967
80% Up the Down Staircase Sylvia Barrett 1967
95% Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? Honey 1966
No Score Yet The Three Sisters Irina 1965
81% Splendor in the Grass Kay 1961

TV

Rating

Title

Credit

Year

No Score Yet The Equalizer
1985-1989
Kay
  • 1986
No Score Yet The Fugitive
1963-1967
  • 1964
  • 1963

QUOTES FROM Sandy Dennis CHARACTERS

Gwen Kellerman
I don't wanna complain, but my ankles are buckling.
George Kellerman
Clench your toes when you walk.
Gwen Kellerman
Why didn't we just stop and explain?
George Kellerman
Explain? What I'm doing in the bushes with a little boy? With my hands in his pockets? They'd give me 10-20 years.