American actress who became a teenager idol on her behalf roles in Imitation of Existence and Gidget. Her additional credits add a Stranger in my own Arms, A Summer time Place, and Tammy Inform Me Accurate. She became a specialist model at age group four. She debuted in 1957’s The Snow Queen. She became known for playing wholesome and innocent ladies. She was wedded to vocalist? Bobby Darin from 1960 to 1967. The few had one child, Dodd, in 1961. She starred inside a Summer time Place, which presented music compiled by Max Steiner.
Full Name Sandra Dee
Date Of Birth April 23, 1942
Died February 20, 2005, Thousand Oaks, California, United States
Awards Golden Globe Award for Best New Star of the Year – Actress
Movies Gidget, A Summer Place, Come September, If a Man Answers, Imitation of Life, Tammy Tell Me True, Tammy and the Doctor, That Funny Feeling, The Reluctant Debutante, Until They Sail, Portrait in Black, The Restless Years, The Dunwich Horror, Take Her, She's Mine, A Man Could Get Killed, Doctor, You've Got to Be Kidding!, Romanoff and Juliet, I'd Rather Be Rich, Rosie!, The Wild and the Innocent, A Stranger in My Arms, The Snow Queen, The Daughters of Joshua Cabe, Houston, We've Got a Problem, Lost, Fantasy Island, The Manhunter
Star Sign Taurus
Following her death, she was interred at Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Hollywood Hills) in Los Angeles, California.
Sandra Dee passed away on February 20, 2005, two months away from what would have been her 63rd birthday on April 23.
Universal Studios concocted the name 'Sandra Dee' for her by shortening her first name and by using her stepfather's surname initial "D" to sign vouchers.
She received renewed attention after the release of the movie Beyond the Sea (2004), the biopic about her late husband Bobby Darin that recalled and detailed their stormy, headline marriage. Despite its painful aspects, she reportedly approved of the project and gave it her blessing.
Is immortalized in the popular song "Look at Me, I'm Sandra Dee" from the movie Grease (1978). The song mocked her squeaky-clean image but Dee reportedly said in a statement that she did not mind, and always had a big laugh about it.
One of the most successful teenage movie stars of the 20th century, Dee was listed on the Quigley Publications Top Ten Money-Making Stars poll four years in a row, from 1960 through 1963, achieving her highest ranking of #6 in 1961.
Was diagnosed with throat cancer and kidney failure in 2000.
Her son, Dodd Mitchell, penned a book about his parents, Dream Lovers: The Magnificent Shattered Lives of Bobby Darin and Sandra Dee, in 1994. In the book, he chronicled his mother's anorexia, and her drug and alcohol problems.
After her once-hot career fell apart in the 1970s, she fell victim to anorexia, alcoholism and depression. To the delight of her fans, she resurfaced briefly after two decades of seclusion and was warmly embraced at Beverly Hills Canon Theatre in a stage production of "Love Letters" with her The Restless Years (1958) co-star John Saxon.
Made her modeling debut in Girl Scouts magazine.
By 1965, she was the last major star still under an exclusive contract. Was Universal Studios last actress under contract.
Gave birth to her only child at age 19, a son Dodd Mitchell Cossotto (aka Dodd Darin) on December 16, 1961. Child's father was her ex-husband, Bobby Darin.
Margaret Winslow / Francesca Hamilton
Houston, We've Got a Problem
The Sixth Sense
Millicent / Marion Hardy / Ann Bolt (segment "Tell David...")
Love, American Style
Joan / Bonnie Galloway (segment "Love and the Sensuous Twin")
The Daughters of Joshua Cabe
Ad est di Marsa Matruh
The Dunwich Horror
Doctor, You've Got to Be Kidding!
A Man Could Get Killed
That Funny Feeling
I'd Rather Be Rich
Take Her, She's Mine
Tammy and the Doctor
If a Man Answers
Tammy Tell Me True
Romanoff and Juliet
Portrait in Black
A Summer Place
The Wild and the Innocent
Francie Lawrence aka Gidget
Imitation of Life
Susie - 16
A Stranger in My Arms
The Restless Years
The Reluctant Debutante
Until They Sail
The Snow Queen
Gerda (English version, voice)
Doctor, You've Got to Be Kidding!
performer: "I Haven't Got Anything Better to Do", "Walk Tall Like a Man", "All I Do Is Dream Of You" uncredited, "The Trolley Song" uncredited
Take Her, She's Mine
performer: "Hava Nagila", "Come, Landlord, Fill the Flowing Bowl", "Chantez, Chantez" - uncredited
[1967, on her ingenue image]: Look at this - [a] cigarette. I like to smoke. I'm 25 years old, and it so happens that I like to smoke. So out in Hollywood the studio press agents are still pulling cigarettes out of my hand and covering my drink with a napkin whenever my picture is taken. Little Sandra Dee isn't supposed to smoke, you know. Or drink. Or breathe.
There are constant cycles in history. There is loss, but it is always followed by regeneration. The tales of our elders who remember such cycles are very important to us now.
Listen to great storytellers; slowly, you will learn about voice, timing, tension, structure, climax - all the things you need to tell stories that will capture the imagination of your audience.
I don't know anything about making a passionate love story, even if it's appealing for an audience to see a husband and wife make love on the screen.
Me, I'm good at nothing but walking on the set with a pretty dress.
I began telling stories as a volunteer in my daughters' school. But I grew up hearing stories from Cuban and Southern storytellers, and I learned a great deal by just being quiet and listening.