Sandra Dee

Actor, Model
A reigning teen star of the late 1950s and early 60s, whose pert innocence and saucy yet virginal sweetness struck a nerve with the pre-sexual revolution's youth audience until a more-knowning kind of ... Read more »
Born: 04/23/1942 in Bayonne, New Jersey, USA

Filmography

Actor (27)

Bobby Darin: I Want to Be a Legend 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Lana Turner: Hollywood's Screen Siren 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Houston, We've Got a Problem 1973 - 1974 (TV Show)

Actor

The Dunwich Horror 1969 (Movie)

Nancy Walker (Actor)

Doctor, You've Got to Be Kidding 1966 (Movie)

Heather Halloran (Actor)

Rosie 1966 (Movie)

Daphne (Actor)

A Man Could Get Killed 1965 (Movie)

Amy Franklin (Actor)

That Funny Feeling 1964 (Movie)

Joan Howell (Actor)

I'd Rather Be Rich 1963 (Movie)

Cynthia Dulaine (Actor)

Take Her, She's Mine 1963 (Movie)

Mollie Michaelson (Actor)

Tammy and the Doctor 1962 (Movie)

Tammy Tyree (Actor)

Come September 1961 (Movie)

Sandy Stevens (Actor)

If a Man Answers 1961 (Movie)

Chantal (Actor)

Romanoff and Juliet 1961 (Movie)

Juliet Moulsworth (Actor)

Portrait in Black 1960 (Movie)

Catherine Cabot (Actor)

Tammy Tell Me True 1960 (Movie)

Tammy (Actor)

Imitation of Life 1959 (Movie)

Susie Meredith--Age 16 (Actor)

A Summer Place 1958 (Movie)

Molly Jorgenson (Actor)

Gidget 1958 (Movie)

Francine "Gidget" Lawrence (Actor)

Stranger in My Arms 1958 (Movie)

Pat Beasley (Actor)

The Reluctant Debutante 1958 (Movie)

Jane Broadbent (Actor)

The Restless Years 1958 (Movie)

Melinda Grant (Actor)

The Wild and the Innocent 1958 (Movie)

Rosalie Stocker (Actor)

Until They Sail 1957 (Movie)

Evelyn Leslie (Actor)

Fantasy Island (TV Show)

Actor

The Manhunter (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

A reigning teen star of the late 1950s and early 60s, whose pert innocence and saucy yet virginal sweetness struck a nerve with the pre-sexual revolution's youth audience until a more-knowning kind of twentysomething--the Tuesday Welds and Ann-Margrets--came to the fore.

Relationships

Father
divorced c. 1947

Mother
was 18 when married Sandra Dee's father married Eugene Douvan in 1950 died in 1988 of lung cancer

Dodd Cassotto

Son
born on December 16, 1961 married first child, a daughter born in August 1996

Bobby Darin

Husband
married on December 1, 1960 separated in April 1966 divorce became final in December 1967 met while co-starring in "Come September" (1961) died in 1973

Eugene Douvan

Step-Father
married Sandra Dee's mother 1950 died during heart surgery in 1956

EDUCATION

Professional Children's School

New York, New York

Milestones

1969

Last film, "The Dunwich Horror"

1957

Loaned out to MGM to make film debut in "Until They Sail" before making "The Restless Years"

1957

Went to Hollywood to test with producer Ross Hunter for "The Restless Years" (1958); signed to seven-year contract with Universal

1952

Moved from Long Island to Manhattan at age 10

Made exhibitors' poll of top ten boxoffice stars: placed 7th in 1960, 6th in 1961, 9th in 1962, and 8th in 1963

Became a top teen model earning over $70,000/year at age 14 (date approximate)

First modelling job for Girl Scouts Magazine

Bonus Trivia

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There was a song in the 1972 hit stage musical "Grease" called "Look at Me, I'm Sandra Dee" which poked fun at her squeaky-clean image.

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