Sandy Dennis Overview:

Actress, Sandy Dennis, was born Sandra Dale Dennis on Apr 27, 1937 in Hastings, NE. Dennis died at the age of 54 on Mar 2, 1992 in Westport, CT and was laid to rest in Lincoln Memorial Park Cemetery in Lincoln, NE.

HONORS and AWARDS:

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Sandy Dennis was nominated for one Academy Award, winning for Best Supporting Actress for Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (as Honey) in 1966.

Academy Awards

YearAwardFilm nameRoleResult
1966Best Supporting ActressWho's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (1966)HoneyWon
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Goes Up the Down Staircase

By Rick29 on Sep 11, 2017 From Classic Film & TV Cafe

I confess that I have never been a fan. Perhaps, it was her choice of roles, but her characters always came across as a contrived combination of exaggerated emotions. But after recently watching Up the Down Staircase (1967), maybe Ms. Dennis deserves a reassessment. Her incredibly natur... Read full article


Goes Up the Down Staircase

By Rick29 on Sep 11, 2017 From Classic Film & TV Cafe

I confess that I have never been a fan. Perhaps, it was her choice of roles, but her characters always came across as a contrived combination of exaggerated emotions. But after recently watching Up the Down Staircase (1967), maybe Ms. Dennis deserves a reassessment. Her incredibly natur... Read full article


By Dawn on Mar 6, 2010 From Noir and Chick Flicks

, made her first television performance in 1956 in The Guiding Light and her first film performance in Splendor in the Grass (1961). She won the Oscar for Best Supporting Actress in Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (1966). She followed this with her performances in Up the Down Staircase (... Read full article


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Sandy Dennis Quotes:

Honey: I dance like the wind.


Charlie Blake: Oh cut it out Sara, I love you. That means past November, past winter, past all the dumb years ahead. OK?
Sara Deever: We made an agreement, you and I, we shook hands.
Charlie Blake: Sara, kids do that.
Sara Deever: A bargain is a bargain. A sacred vow and an oath. Whoever breaks that oath must give up all memories of the other. Do you want to give up your memories of me?
Charlie Blake: No, of course I don't, and I don't have to.
Sara Deever: No, no, I know, I know you don't have to, but supposing that you did.
Charlie Blake: Sara, that's silly, I'd have no control over it. I can't just blot everything out simply because I agreed to.
Sara Deever: People must be remembered Charlie, otherwise it's as if they were never here at all. All we are are the people who remember us. If we go away, and everybody forgets we were ever here, its as if we never were.


Sara Deever: You did it again, you know, you did it again.
Charlie Blake: I did what?
Sara Deever: A few minutes ago.
Charlie Blake: What, Sara, what?
Sara Deever: I had a dream, and you were in it, and then you misbehaved.
Charlie Blake: Sara, I can't be held responsible for the way I behave in your dreams.
Sara Deever: Yes you can. A dream is simply a truth that never happened. Just because it never happened doesn't mean's untrue.


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Sandy Dennis Facts
A dedicated exponent of the 'Method' technique via the Actor's Studio, her physical neuroticisms could either captivate or repel audiences.

She declined to appear at the Oscar ceremonies the year she won her award for "Virginia Woolf".

She studied drama at HB Studio in Greenwich Village in New York City.

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