Sandy Dennis
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Sandy Dennis
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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2011 UCLA Festival of Preservation Tour Comes To The Siskel - Chicagoist
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With his camera winding around stars Sandy Dennis, Karen Black and Kathy Bates, and Cher. Jimmy Dean feels somehow completely, disconcertingly true while never hiding its theatrical artifice. If an evening's worth of reminiscences of the local chapter
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Knight at the Movies: The Debt; Don't Be Afraid...; film notes - Windy City Times
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—Lastly, the Siskel is presenting Cher's breakthrough movie role in Robert Altman's 1982 gender-bending classic Come Back to the Five & Dime, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean. The film, which isn't on DVD, also stars Karen Black, Sandy Dennis and Sudie Bond
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Television movies for the week of Aug. 28 - Pittsburgh Post Gazette
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Sandy Dennis. A novice teacher finds hostile students and staff apathy at a tough New York high school. (NR) (2:15) TCM: Fri. 10:30 AM (CC) • V for Vendetta '06. Natalie Portman. After world war leads to a fascist government, a vigilante known as V
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Commentary: It's the perfect time for a trip to Neverland - JohnJohnSaidIt.com
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Was she going to bring back old-time Peter Pan players Mary Martin and Sandy Dennis, too? How long will Peter Pan revivals continue to revive? The whole idea seemed so incongruous, given the times we're living in. After all, didn't Lil Wayne just play
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Pioneer NFL filmmaker put a face on football - Columbus Dispatch
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George Segal and Sandy Dennis co-star as a young couple who might become ensnared in the wreckage. Taylor and Dennis won Academy Awards for their performances; Burton and Segal received nominations. The battles turn physical in Fight Club (1999),
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Wer hat Angst vor Liz Taylor & Richard Burton? - MOVIEPILOT NEWS
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Doch kurze Zeit später stehen der Biologielehrer Nick (George Segal) und seine Frau Honey (Sandy Dennis) bereits vor der Tür. Martha erniedrigt ihren Mann vor ihren Gästen immer wieder als Versager und Feigling. Schnell wird klar, dass das junge,
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Viiden Oscarin klassikko YLE Teemalla - Mesta.net
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Burtonin ja Taylorin lisäksi George Segal ja Sandy Dennis tekevät kiitettyä työtä rooleissaan, ja Taylor ja Dennis saivatkin roolisuorituksistaan Oscar-palkinnot. Lisäksi elokuva sai Oscarit kuvauksesta, lavastuksesta ja puvustuksesta
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¿Dónde está Dios? - Diario El Mundo de Córdoba
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La gira nacional tuvo a Ashley y McCambridge, y luego Sandy Dennis, Susan Strasberg, con la producción de Nacho López Tarso y tanta telenovela demostrando versatilidad y calidad, y la hermosa, fresca Angelique Boyer, triunfando en la TVnovela "Teresa"
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100-Year-Old Author Addresses Retirees At Iona College - Patch.com
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The 1967 film adaption of the novel starred Academy Award-winning actress Sandy Dennis. “I never planned to write a novel about schools,” Kaufman said. “Raise your hands if you were a teacher,” she asked the crowd. Many members of the retiree program
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Theater Week - Artvoice
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I watch and re-watch the video of the Actors Studio production that played on Broadway in 1964 with Geraldine Page as Olga, Kim Stanley as Masha, Sandy Dennis as Irina, and Shelly Winters as Natasha. (I stare at photographs of Katharine Cornell as
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Eric Roberts quiere ser héroe - Lanacion.com (Argentina)
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Volvía de ver a su novia, la bella actriz Sandy Dennis, y perdió el control de su vehículo. Estuvo tres días en coma, al borde de la muerte, y su mayor capital, sus delicados rasgos, quedaron alterados para siempre. Nariz quebrada, sonrisa algo
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THE WEEK AHEAD; July 10 -- 16
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Theater Jason Zinoman RadioTheater, which mounts minimalist productions with evocative sound design and wonderful voices that bring to mind the golden age of radio, have picked the right author to focus on this year: H. P. LOVECRAFT. That misanthropic, bigoted and rather brilliant master of literary horror has a spooky, ornamental style of prose
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July 10 — 16 - New York Times
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From left, Sandy Dennis, Karen Black and Cher in “Come Back to the Five & Dime, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean” (1982), coming to the Walter Reade. Anna Zemankova's “Untitled” (from around 1970), part of “Ostalgia” at the New Museum. The New Juilliard Ensemble
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Cher Was Almost a Transsexual! - Village Voice (blog)
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"Sandy Dennis told me later it was the worst reading she had ever heard." And Altman must have agreed, seeing as he said to Cher, "OK, right, Jo is not for you". Instead, he cast her as the born-biologically-female Sissy and gave Karen Black the plum
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THE DVD SHELF: Jason Robards in "A Thousand Clowns," Blu-rays of "Hair ... - Playbill.com
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Robards' stage leading lady is absent; Sandy Dennis had moved on from her Tony-winning performance in A Thousand Clowns to her Tony-winning performance in the 1964 hit Any Wednesday, and was en route to her Oscar-winning performance in Mike Nichols'
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'Virginia Woolf' caps Taylor tribute - knox.VillageSoup.com
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featuring, from left, Richard Burton, Elizabeth Taylor, George Segal and Sandy Dennis. Thomaston — The Friends of the Thomaston Public Library presents a weekly series of films in Room 208 of the Thomaston Academy Building, 60 Main St./Route 1
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DVD Extra: Eastwood as you've never seen him before, late Flynn and other MGM MODs - New York Post (blog)
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The wonderful Barbara Harris, in her film debut, replaces Sandy Dennis as the psychologist who helps Robards; William Daniels, who was in the play, is cast as her uptight ex-husband. The sole theatrical film by Coe -- one of the most celebrated helmers
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Paul McDonald gets engaged to 'Twilight' actress Nikki Reed - Atlanta Journal Constitution (blog)
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“Sweet November” was a remake of the 1968 movie with Sandy Dennis and Anthony Newley. The Gere movie may not have had “December” in the title, but “Autumn in New York” was a May-December romance, D! LOL! With Wynona Ryder as the love interest of
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Sandy Dennis
    FIFTIES
  • 1992
    Age 54
    Died on March 2, 1992.
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  • 1991
    Age 53
    In 1991, she played a leading role in the film The Indian Runner, which marked Sean Penn's debut as a film director.
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  • 1989
    Age 51
    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...
    More Details Hide Details I never, ever wanted children. It would have been like having an elephant." Dennis has been identified as a lesbian by a number of Hollywood historians. According to Dennis' biographer, Peter Shelley, Eric Roberts, upon being asked if Dennis was bisexual, spoke of her telling him about her many lesbian relationships and said that she, "appreciated the beauty of women. But Sandy also liked and appreciated what a very, very young man could do to a woman, I suppose." Sandy Dennis died from ovarian cancer in Westport, Connecticut, at age 54.
  • FORTIES
  • 1980
    Age 42
    She also lived with actor Eric Roberts from 1980 to 1985.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 1965
    Age 27
    Dennis lived with prominent jazz musician Gerry Mulligan from 1965 until they split up in 1974.
    More Details Hide Details Although Mulligan often referred to Dennis as his second wife, Dennis later revealed that they had never married.
  • 1963
    Age 25
    In 1963, she appeared in the Naked City episode "Carrier", as the bearer of a rare disease.
    More Details Hide Details In 1974 she played Joan of Arc in the pilot of Witness to Yesterday, Canadian Patrick Watson's series of interviews with great figures out of the past. In 1967 she was voted the 18th biggest star in the US. A life member of The Actors Studio and an advocate of method acting, Dennis was often described as neurotic and mannered in her performances; her signature style included running words together and oddly stopping and starting sentences, suddenly going up and down octaves as she spoke, and fluttering her hands. Walter Kerr famously remarked that she treated sentences as "weak, injured things" that needed to be slowly helped "across the street"; Pauline Kael said that she "has made an acting style of postnasal drip." Nonetheless, William Goldman, in his book The Season, referred to her as a quintessential "critics' darling" who got rave reviews no matter how unusual her acting and questionable her choice of material. During her stint in Any Wednesday, Kerr said the following: "Let me tell you about Sandy Dennis. There should be one in every home."
    In 1963, she appeared in the The Fugitive, which starred David Janssen, in the episode "The Other Side of the Mountain."
    More Details Hide Details In 1964, she appeared in the television episode "Don't Mention My Name in Sheboygan" of Craig Stevens's CBS drama, Mr. Broadway. Her film debut was the role of Kay in Splendor in the Grass (1961). However, she was more committed to following a career in the theater. She won consecutive Tony Awards for her performances in A Thousand Clowns (1963) and Any Wednesday (1964). She won the Oscar for Best Supporting Actress for her role as Honey, the fragile, neurotic young wife of George Segal's character, in Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (1966). She followed this with well-received performances in Up the Down Staircase (1967), The Fox (1967), Sweet November (1968) and The Out-of-Towners (1970), although her performance in Nasty Habits (1977) drew harsh criticism from Vincent Canby in the New York Times.
  • TEENAGE
  • 1956
    Age 18
    Dennis made her television debut in 1956 in The Guiding Light.
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  • 1955
    Age 17
    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.
    More Details Hide Details She attended Nebraska Wesleyan University and the University of Nebraska, appearing in the Lincoln Community Theater Group before moving to New York City at the age of 19.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1937
    Born
    Born on April 27, 1937.
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