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'Happy Gilmore' Actress Frances Bay Dies at 95

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#1 OFFLINE   fluffybear


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Posted 18 September 2011 - 01:39 PM

From Fox News:

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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Posted 18 September 2011 - 02:25 PM

Sad to see her go, but it does answer a question I had when I first watched Happy Gilmore a couple of years ago on DVD. When I saw her as Happy's grand ma I wondered where I had seen her before. Totaly did not reconize her as the bread lady in Seinfeld.

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Posted 18 September 2011 - 05:20 PM

They always go in threes. Andy Whitefield, Cliff Robertson, now Frances Bay.

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Posted 19 September 2011 - 10:22 PM

so was she 95, or 92?

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Posted 20 September 2011 - 12:44 AM

so was she 95, or 92?

According to IMDb she was born January 23, 1919 in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. So 92. Good long life. RIP

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Posted 20 September 2011 - 06:46 AM

i guess happy now gets the house

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Posted 27 September 2011 - 12:18 PM

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