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.


[repeated line]
Jill Banford: Oh March, you're terrible!


Sylvia Barrett: If you deny what you know, or what you are, or where you are, you deny the simplest part of being alive, and then you die.


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Although she and Gerry Mulligan referred to each other as husband and wife for years, she eventually said that they had never married.

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

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

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