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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.



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

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: I love you Sara.
Sara Deever: Oh Charlie, you said it. First time, world premier.
Charlie Blake: You know I love you.
Sara Deever: Yes but you never said it before.
Charlie Blake: In my letters I wrote it.
Sara Deever: You never, never not even once.
Charlie Blake: But it was implied in everything I do.
Sara Deever: Is it the first time that you ever said it?
Charlie Blake: Hmm?
Sara Deever: Do you know what I think Charlie? I think you really mean it.

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
Involved with actor Eric Roberts in 1981. Her dog was riding with Roberts when he crashed his jeep into a tree in Los Angeles. Roberts was in a coma for two weeks.

Awarded the coveted Theatre World Award for best Broadway debut in 1961.

She won two consecutive Tony awards, in 1963 as Best Supporting or Featured Actress (Dramatic) for "A Thousand Clowns" and in 1964 as Best Actress (Dramatic) for "Any Wednesday," which eventually led to her Oscar-winning film performance in Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (1966).

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