Sandra Dee

Actress + Model
Born Apr 23, 1942

Sandra Dee was an American actress. Dee began her career as a model and progressed to film. Best known for her portrayal of ingenues, Dee won a Golden Globe Award in 1959 as one of the year's most promising newcomers, and over several years her films were popular. By the late 1960s her career had started to decline, and a highly publicized marriage to Bobby Darin ended in divorce.… Read More

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There has been some dispute as to Dee's actual birth year, with evidence pointing to both 1942 and 1944.
1950 8 Years Old Dee's parents divorced in 1950, and her mother remarried. … Read More


1957 15 Years Old 1 More Event
Ending her modeling career, Dee moved from New York to Hollywood in 1957. … Read More
1958 16 Years Old In 1958, Dee was signed with Universal Pictures, and was one of the company's last contract players prior to the dissolution of the old studio system. … Read More
1960 18 Years Old 1 More Event
She and Darin married after filming on December 1, 1960. … Read More


1965 23 Years Old She and Darin divorced in 1965 but continued to live together. … Read More
In a 1967 interview with the Oxnard Press-Courier, she acknowledged being 18 in 1960 when she first met Bobby Darin, and the couple wed three months later.


1983 41 Years Old Her final film performance was in the 1983 drama Lost. … Read More


2000 58 Years Old Dee's later adult years were marked by poor health, and she became a self-described recluse. She battled anorexia nervosa, depression, and alcoholism for many years. She quit drinking altogether after being diagnosed with throat cancer and kidney failure in 2000, attributed to years of heavy drinking and smoking.


2005 63 Years Old 1 More Event
Complications from kidney disease led to her death on February 20, 2005, at the Los Robles Hospital & Medical Center in Thousand Oaks, California at the age of 62. … Read More
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