Frances Bay, who tussled with Jerry Seinfeld over a loaf of marble rye and played Adam Sandler's grandmother in "Happy Gilmore" during a career that began in the 1930s, has died. She was 92.
After working as a radio actress before World War II, Bay married and became a housewife. She returned to acting in the 1970s and her career took off. Bay played Fonzie's Grandma Nussbaum on "Happy Days" and kindly older ladies in shows like "The Jeffersons," "The Dukes of Hazzard" and "Who's the Boss?"
The Canadian-born actress also was cast by director David Lynch in several films, including "Blue Velvet" and "Wild at Heart."
Fans of "Seinfeld" know her as the tough lady who fought with the show's star over the last loaf of bread.
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'Happy Gilmore' Actress Frances Bay Dies at 95
Posted 18 September 2011 - 01:39 PM
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Posted 20 September 2011 - 12:44 AM
According to IMDb she was born January 23, 1919 in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. So 92. Good long life. RIP
so was she 95, or 92?
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