Dee in 1961
April 23, 1942
Bayonne, New Jersey, U.S.
|Died||February 20, 2005
Thousand Oaks, California, U.S.
|Cause of death||Kidney failure|
|Resting place||Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Hollywood Hills, California, U.S.|
|Other names||Sandra Douvan|
|Education||Hollywood Professional School|
|Spouse(s)||Bobby Darin (m. 1960â€“67); divorced; 1 child|
I could run for Congress. Why not? Good heavens, if Ronald Reagan can be president, I ought to make a great secretary of the treasury.
My first year and a half in Hollywood, I did three films. Then in 1959, I was in 'Gidget,' 'Imitation of Life' and 'A Summer Place.' After that, I was a star. It was fun.
I've always had a problem saying what I feel for fear of having someone dislike me.
I get terrible reviews, but there are people who like to see me in the movies, I guess.
The reviewers tear me apart. I bleed. I'm a favorite target. They go along for six months looking at movies, praying for rain, and then a new Sandra Dee movie comes out, and their eyes open, and they lick their lips. Before they've ever seen it.
In December 1988, my mother died of lung cancer. I died too. I couldn't function.