American child actress who was simply known for playing the role of Savannah in the 1982 film Savannah Smiles. She was nominated for four Youthful Artist Honours from 1983 through 1986. She began her profession as a kid model before showing up as an celebrity inside a film for the very first time in 1982. She passed on from an unintentional drug and alcoholic beverages overdose when she was 21 years of age. She was created to Frank Cup and Teresa Andersen in Inglewood, California. She co-starred with Hayley Mills in the film The Parent Capture II.
|1||She is buried at Fir Grove Cemetery, Lane County, Oregon.|
|2||Bridgette tested for the lead in the 1984 movie Firestarter (1984), but ultimately lost the role to Drew Barrymore. Producer Dino De Laurentiis arranged for the test after he saw Bridgette on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (1962).|
|3||Her room-mate reported that, at the time of her death, she was struggling to stay clean.|
|4||She learned U.S. sign language for the role of "Jill" in A Summer to Remember (1985).|
|5||Siblings: one sister, and also actress, Angelica Andersen; two brothers, Dean Glass and Mark Ballan.|
|6||Markedly closely related to author Hans Christian Andersen.|
|7||Collected stuffed animals as a child, and had over a hundred of them.|
|8||At two years old, she said to her father: "I'm an actress, you know!" Within six months, an agent had accepted her as a client and she began a three-year period of fashion modeling, T.V. commercials and bit parts in a dozen T.V. shows, including King's Crossing (1982) and Washington Mistress (1982) with Lucie Arnaz.|
|9||For her part as "Young Mae" in the television production of Mae West (1982), she "picked up" dancing by wearing tap shoes non-stop for a week and watching Gene Kelly in Singin' in the Rain (1952). At the point she was assigned to a dance instructor, she was already so adept that she learned the routines in a few days.|
|10||She had a staggeringly high I.Q. and had been reading since she was two-and-a-half years old. With a wide range of reading interests at the age of six years, Hemingway was her favorite writer and "Old Man and the Sea" her favorite book.|
|11||Got her start in show business by modeling.|
|12||Could remember her lines from any movie.|
|13||Liked watching L.A. Kings hockey games.|
|Unhappily Ever After||1996||TV Series||Drew|
|CBS Summer Playhouse||1987||TV Series||Jamie|
|The Parent Trap II||1986||TV Movie||Mary Grand|
|Between Two Women||1986||TV Movie||Kate Petherton|
|The Golden Girls||1986||TV Series||Charley|
|Faerie Tale Theatre||1983-1985||TV Series||Guest Interviewee / Gretel|
|Hotel||1985||TV Series||Lindsay Pomeroy|
|A Summer to Remember||1985||TV Movie||Jill|
|The Return of Marcus Welby, M.D.||1984||TV Movie||Alison Lattimer|
|The Mississippi||1984||TV Series||Abigail Marshall|
|Remington Steele||1984||TV Series||Angel Gallen|
|Fantasy Island||1983||TV Series||Jane Ashley|
|Nightmares||1983||Brooke Houston (segment "Night of the Rat")|
|Gun Shy||1983||TV Series||Celia|
|Family Ties||1982||TV Series||Young Mallory|
|Mae West||1982||TV Movie||Mae - age 7|
|King's Crossing||1982||TV Series||Mimi Hadary|
|Washington Mistress||1982||TV Movie||Jenny|
|Year||Award||Ceremony||Nomination||Movie||Award shared with|
|1986||Young Artist Award||Young Artist Awards||Exceptional Performance by a Young Actress in a Television Special or Mini-Series||A Summer to Remember (1985)|
|1985||Young Artist Award||Young Artist Awards||Best Young Actress - Guest in a Television Series||The Mississippi (1982)|
|1984||Young Artist Award||Young Artist Awards||Best Young Actress in a Comedy Series||Gun Shy (1983)|
|1983||Young Artist Award||Young Artist Awards||Best Young Motion Picture Actress||Savannah Smiles (1982)|
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