Pert, petite blonde Sandra Dee, who has died aged 62 of kidney disease, was the sweetheart of the teen set from the late 50s to the mids. Born Alexandra Zuck, in New Jersey, she became a model while still at school and appeared in television commercials, which led her to Hollywood. Many years later, she revealed that she had been the victim of a sexually abusive stepfather and a domineering mother, who pushed her into films. This implausibility was explained in the script by a prior transatlantic misalliance on the part of Harrison's Lord Broadbent.
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Sandra Dee - Wikipedia
Sandra Dee born Alexandra Zuck; April 23, —February 20, was an actress known for the squeaky-clean image developed early in her film career. Dee was one of the top ten box office stars for four consecutive years from through Dee's parents divorced in when she was still a young child. As a model, Dee struggled with anorexia nervosa. She continued to battle the eating disorder for the rest of her life. In , Sandra Dee ended her modeling career and moved to Hollywood to pursue acting.
Dee began her career as a child model , working first in commercials, and then film in her teenage years. She became a teenage star for her subsequent performances in Imitation of Life and Gidget both , which made her a household name. By the late s, her career had started to decline, and a highly publicized marriage to Bobby Darin m. The year of her divorce, Dee's contract with Universal Pictures was dropped. She attempted a comeback with the independent horror film The Dunwich Horror , but rarely acted after this time, appearing only occasionally in television productions throughout the s and s.
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