Sandy Dennis

Born Apr 27, 1937

Sandra Dale “Sandy” Dennis was an American theater and film actress. In 1966, she won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her performance in Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?.

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1937 Birth Born on April 27, 1937.


1955 18 Years Old Dennis was born in Hastings, Nebraska, the daughter of Yvonne (née Hudson), a secretary, and Jack Dennis, a postal clerk. She had a brother, Frank. Dennis grew up in Kenesaw, Nebraska and Lincoln, Nebraska, graduating from Lincoln High School (Lincoln, Nebraska) in 1955. … Read More
1956 19 Years Old Dennis made her television debut in 1956 in The Guiding Light.


1963 26 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1963, she appeared in the The Fugitive, which starred David Janssen, in the episode "The Other Side of the Mountain." … Read More
1965 28 Years Old Dennis lived with prominent jazz musician Gerry Mulligan from 1965 until they split up in 1974. … Read More


1980 43 Years Old She also lived with actor Eric Roberts from 1980 to 1985.


1989 52 Years Old In an interview with People magazine in 1989, Dennis revealed she and Gerry Mulligan had suffered a miscarriage in 1965 and went on to say, "if I'd been a mother, I would have loved the child, but I just didn't have any connection with it when I was pregnant... … Read More
1991 54 Years Old …  In 1991, she played a leading role in the film The Indian Runner, which marked Sean Penn's debut as a film director.
1992 55 Years Old Died on March 2, 1992.
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