Sandy Dennis

The Life and Films

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About the Book

This is the first book-length study of the American actress Sandy Dennis (1937–1992). Winner of two successive Tony Awards for her work in the theatre in 1963 and 1964, she moved into film in supporting roles. For her performance in Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (1966) Dennis won the Best Supporting Actress Academy Award. She starred in films like Up The Down Staircase (1967), The Fox (1968), Sweet November (1968), That Cold Day in the Park (1969), Thank You All Very Much (1969), and Come Back to the 5 & Dime Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean (1982). Full information is provided for each film and television appearance, with cast and crew credits, synopses, notes, release information, reviews, and DVD availability.

About the Author(s)

Peter Shelley is a playwright, screenwriter and author of several books on film. He lives in Umina Beach, Australia.

Bibliographic Details

Peter Shelley
Format: softcover (7 x 10)
Pages: 232
Bibliographic Info: 42 photos, appendix, bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2014
pISBN: 978-0-7864-7197-3
eISBN: 978-1-4766-0589-0
Imprint: McFarland

Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Acknowledgments  vii

Preface  1

Introduction  5

The Films

Splendor in the Grass (1961) 49

The Three Sisters (1966) 57

Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (1966) 60

Up the Down Staircase (1967) 69

The Fox (1968) 74

Sweet November (1968) 81

That Cold Day in the Park (1969) 85

Thank You All Very Much (1969) 93

The Out of Towners (1970) 98

Mr. Sycamore (1975) 103

God Told Me To (1976) 106

Nasty Habits (1977) 110

The Four Seasons (1981) 113

Come Back to the 5 & Dime Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean (1982) 118

Another Woman (1988) 126

976-Evil (1988) 136

Parents (1989) 144

The Indian Runner (1991) 149

Television

The Guiding Light (1956) 157

Naked City (1962) 157

Naked City (1963) 160

The Fugitive (1963) 162

Arrest and Trial (1964) 164

Mr. Broadway (1964) 167

A Hatful of Rain (1968) 168

The Man Who Wanted to Live Forever (1970) 170

Something Evil (1972) 172

Police Story (1978) 176

Perfect Gentlemen (1978) 180

Wilson’s Reward (1980) 183

Young People’s Specials, “The Trouble with Mother” (1985) 184

The Execution (1985) 185

The Love Boat (1985) 189

Alfred Hitchcock Presents, “Gigolo” (1985) 190

The Equalizer (1986) 194

Appendix: Theater Credits  199

Bibliography  209

Index  223