Sandy Duncan

Birthday: Feb 20, 1946
Birthplace: Not Available
Considered an "oddball" in her Texas hometown because she wanted to be an actress, Sandy Duncan refused to be dissuaded, and headed for New York fresh out of Lon Morris College. A bit too petite to stand out in the dancing chorus, Duncan was eventually being spotlighted in second-lead roles. After working in the 1968 rock musical Your Own Thing, Duncan was engaged to play Maizie, the soubrette character in the venerable musical The Boy Friend. This 1969 production was supposed to be a vehicle for Laugh-In alumnus Judy Carne, but all the critical plaudits went to Duncan. This triumph, followed by a starring stint in the Disney film The Million Dollar Duck and a few well-circulated TV commercial appearances, encouraged CBS programming chief Fred Silverman to seek out a situation comedy for Duncan. Melba Moore had been slated to star in Funny Face, the weekly saga of a struggling actress, but when the series debuted in 1971 Moore was out and Sandy Duncan was in. The actress was lauded to the rooftops as the biggest "new find" of the season, but Duncan began suffering headaches on the set--which she discovered were caused by a tumor on the optic nerve. Duncan underwent a long and delicate operation, which threatened to end not only her career but her life. Fortunately the operation was a success, even though she permanently lost the sight in one eye. Having left the airwaves in December of 1971, Funny Face re-emerged in the fall of 1972 as The Sandy Duncan Show. Network in-fighting and a bad time-slot caused this version to fail, but Duncan survived as a guest-star on other people's programs, an actress in such films as The Cat From Outer Space (1978), a stage headliner, and a commercial spokesperson. Sandy Duncan returned to the weekly-sitcom grind in 1987 in The Hogan Family, in which she moved in with her widowed brother and inherited a sizeable family of multi-aged children.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
31% Never Again Natasha $0.2M 2002
20% Rock-a-Doodle Peepers 1992
No Score Yet My Boyfriend's Back Chris Henry 1989
No Score Yet My Little Pony - End of Flutter Valley Actor 1986
No Score Yet My Little Pony Actor 1986
70% The Fox and the Hound Vixey 1981
67% The Cat from Outer Space Liz 1978
No Score Yet Pinocchio Pinocchio 1976
No Score Yet Star Spangled Girl Amy Cooper 1971
0% The $1,000,000 Duck Katie Dooley 1971

TV

CREDIT
No Score Yet Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
1999
Guest Judge Virginia Farrell
  • 2014
No Score Yet Law & Order
1990-2010
Michelle Kates
  • 1995
No Score Yet The Hogan Family
1986-1991
Sandy Hogan
  • 1991
  • 1990
  • 1989
  • 1988
  • 1987
No Score Yet ALF
1986-1990
Herself
  • 1988
100% The Muppet Show
1976-1981
Guest
  • 1976
No Score Yet The Flip Wilson Show
1970-1974
Guest
  • 1972
  • 1971
No Score Yet Bonanza
1959-1973
Angeline
  • 1971
86% Roots
1977
Missy Anne

QUOTES FROM Sandy Duncan CHARACTERS