Theatre, Film, and Television Biographies
Michael Denison to Carol L. Dudley
Sandy Dennis Biography (1937-1992)
Full name, Sandra Dale Dennis; born April 27, 1937, in Hastings, NE; died ofovarian cancer, March 2, 1992, in Westport, CT; cremated; daughter of Jack (apostal clerk) and Yvonne (a secretary) Dennis; married Gerry Mulligan (a jazz musician), June, 1965 (separated, 1976). Addresses: Agent: Lantz Office, 9255 Sunset Blvd., Suite 505, Los Angeles, CA 90069.
- Birth Details
- April 27, 1937
- Hastings, Nebraska, United States
- Death Details
- March 2, 1992
- Westport, Connecticut, United States
Credits; Film Appearances
- (Film debut) Kay, Splendor in the Grass, Warner Brothers, 1961.
- Honey, Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, Warner Brothers, 1966.
- Jill, The Fox, Warner Brothers, 1967.
- Sylvia Barrett, Up the Down Staircase, Warner Brothers, 1967.
- Sara Deever, Sweet November, Warner Brothers/Seven Arts, 1968.
The Millstone, Palomar Pictures International, c. 1968.
- Rosamund Stacey, Thank You All Very Much (also known as A Touchof Love), Columbia, 1969.
- Frances Austen, That Cold Day in the Park, Commonwealth United Entertainment, 1969.
- Gwen Kellerman, The Out of Towners, Paramount, 1970.
- Jane Gwilt, Mr. Sycamore, Film Venture, 1975.
- Martha Nicholas, God Told Me To (also known as Demon), NewWorld, 1976.
- Winifred, Nasty Habits, Brut, 1976.
- Irina, The Three Sisters (also see below), NTA, 1977.
- Anne Callan, The Four Seasons, Universal, 1981.
- Mona, Come Back to the Five and Dime, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean (alsosee below), Viacom, 1982.
- Claire, Another Woman, Orion, 1988.
- Aunt Lucy, 976-EVIL, New Line, 1988.
- Millie Drew, Parents, Vestron, 1989.
- Mother, The Indian Runner, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/Pathe, 1991.
- Also appeared in The Animals Film, 1981.
Credits; Television Appearances; Movies
- Dr. Enid Bingham, The Man Who Wanted to Live Forever (also known as Heartfarm and The Only Way Out Is Dead), ABC, 1970.
- Marjorie Worden, Something Evil, CBS, 1972.
- Sophie Rosenman, Perfect Gentlemen, CBS, 1978.
- Elsa Spahn, The Execution, NBC, 1985.
Credits; Television Appearances; Episodic
The Guiding Light, CBS, 1956.
- "Idylls of a Running Back," Naked City, ABC, 1962.
- "Carrier," Naked City, ABC, 1963.
- "The Other Side of the Mountain," The Fugitive, ABC, 1963.
- "Somewhat Lower Than Angels," Arrest and Trial, ABC, 1964.
- "Don't Mention My Name in Sheboygan," Mr. Broadway, CBS, 1964.
- "Day of Terror, Night of Fear," Police Story, NBC, 1978.
- "Out of the Blue," The Love Boat, ABC, 1985.
- "Arthur," Alfred Hitchcock Presents, NBC, 1985.
- Kay, "Out of the Past," The Equalizer, CBS, 1986.
Credits; Television Appearances; Specials
- Celia Pope, A Hatful of Rain, ABC, 1968.
- Irina, The Three Sisters, syndicated, 1968.
- Patricia Benson, The Trouble with Mother, syndicated, 1979.
- Martha James, Wilson's Reward, syndicated, 1980.
Credits; Stage Appearances
- Hilde, The Lady from the Sea, Tempo Theatre, New York City, 1956.
- (Broadway debut) Understudy for roles of Flirt Conroy and Reenie Flood, The Dark at the Top of the Stairs (also see below), Music Box Theatre,New York City, 1957.
- Elma Duckworth, Bus Stop, Royal Poinciana Playhouse, Palm Beach, FL, 1957.
- Mordeen, Burning Bright, Theatre East, New York City, 1959.
- Millicent Bishop, Face of a Hero, Eugene O'Neill Theatre, New YorkCity, 1960.
- Nancy, Motel, Wilbur Theatre, Boston, MA, 1960.
- Sister Gabrielle, Port Royal, Grace Protestant Episcopal Church, New York City, 1960.
- Ann Howard, The Complaisant Lover, Ethel Barrymore Theatre, New York City, 1961-62.
- Sandra Markowitz, A Thousand Clowns, Eugene O'Neill Theatre, 1962.
- Ellen Gordon, Any Wednesday, Music Box Theatre, 1964.
- Irina, The Three Sisters, World Theatre, Aldwych, England, 1965.
- Title role, Daphne in Cottage D, Longacre Theatre, New York City,1967.
- Cherry, Bus Stop, Ivanhoe Theatre, Chicago, IL, 1970-71.
- Teresa Phillips, How the Other Half Loves, Royale Theatre, New York City, 1971.
- Hannah Heywood, Let Me Hear You Smile, Biltmore Theatre, New YorkCity, 1973.
- Blanche DuBois, A Streetcar Named Desire, Ivanhoe Theatre, 1973-74.
- Eva, Absurd Person Singular, Music Box Theatre, 1974-75.
- Doris, Same Time, Next Year, Brooks Atkinson Theatre, New York City, 1975- 78.
Fallen Angels, Paper Mill Playhouse, Millburn, NJ, 1977-78.
- Sally, The Supporting Cast, Biltmore Theatre, 1981.
- Mona, Come Back to the Five and Dime, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean, Martin Beck Theatre, New York City, 1982.
- Sophia Bowsky, Buried inside Extra, Public Theatre/Martinson Hall,New York City, 1983.
Credits; Major Tours
- Reenie Flood, The Dark at the Top of the Stairs, U.S. cities, 1959.
- Catherine Reardon, And Miss Reardon Drinks a Little, U.S. cities,1971.
- Anna Reardon, And Miss Reardon Drinks a Little, U.S. cities, 1972.
- Billie Dawn, Born Yesterday, U.S. cities, 1974.
- Maggie, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, U.S. cities, 1975.
Obituaries and Other Sources: Periodicals
- Detroit Free Press, March 5, 1992, p. 2B.
- Variety, March 9, 1992, p. 2B.