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Bridgette Andersen

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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.

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Date Of Birth July 11, 1975
Died May 18, 1997, Los Angeles, California, United States
Place Of Birth Inglewood, CA
Profession Movie Actress
Nationality American
Parents Teresa Andersen, Frank Glass
Siblings Angelica Andersen, Mark Ballan, Dean Glass
Movies The Parent Trap II, Between Two Women, Fever Pitch, Nightmares, Savannah Smiles, Mae West, Too Much
TV Shows Faerie Tale Theatre, Gun Shy
Star Sign Cancer

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1She is buried at Fir Grove Cemetery, Lane County, Oregon.
2Bridgette 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).
3Her room-mate reported that, at the time of her death, she was struggling to stay clean.
4She learned U.S. sign language for the role of "Jill" in A Summer to Remember (1985).
5Siblings: one sister, and also actress, Angelica Andersen; two brothers, Dean Glass and Mark Ballan.
6Markedly closely related to author Hans Christian Andersen.
7Collected stuffed animals as a child, and had over a hundred of them.
8At 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.
9For 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.
10She 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.
11Got her start in show business by modeling.
12Could remember her lines from any movie.
13Liked watching L.A. Kings hockey games.


Actress

Actress

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Unhappily Ever After1996TV SeriesDrew
CBS Summer Playhouse1987TV SeriesJamie
Too Much1987Susie
The Parent Trap II1986TV MovieMary Grand
Between Two Women1986TV MovieKate Petherton
The Golden Girls1986TV SeriesCharley
Fever Pitch1985Amy
Faerie Tale Theatre1983-1985TV SeriesGuest Interviewee / Gretel
Hotel1985TV SeriesLindsay Pomeroy
A Summer to Remember1985TV MovieJill
The Return of Marcus Welby, M.D.1984TV MovieAlison Lattimer
The Mississippi1984TV SeriesAbigail Marshall
Remington Steele1984TV SeriesAngel Gallen
Fantasy Island1983TV SeriesJane Ashley
Nightmares1983Brooke Houston (segment "Night of the Rat")
Gun Shy1983TV SeriesCelia
Family Ties1982TV SeriesYoung Mallory
Mae West1982TV MovieMae - age 7
Savannah Smiles1982Savannah
King's Crossing1982TV SeriesMimi Hadary
Washington Mistress1982TV MovieJenny

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1986Young Artist AwardYoung Artist AwardsExceptional Performance by a Young Actress in a Television Special or Mini-SeriesA Summer to Remember (1985)
1985Young Artist AwardYoung Artist AwardsBest Young Actress - Guest in a Television SeriesThe Mississippi (1982)
1984Young Artist AwardYoung Artist AwardsBest Young Actress in a Comedy SeriesGun Shy (1983)
1983Young Artist AwardYoung Artist AwardsBest Young Motion Picture ActressSavannah Smiles (1982)


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