What is Sandra Dee Net Worth?

Sandra Dee Net Worth is US$ 5 Million as of 2022.

Net WorthUS $5 Million
Born23 April 1942
Died on20 February 2005  
Cause of DeathKidney Disease  
Also Known AsSandy, Gidget, Sandush  
GenderFemale
Height5’4”
HoroscopeTauras
Country of OriginBayonne, New Jersey, U.S.
Source of WealthActress, model
Marital StatusMarried
Spouse NameBobby Darin (1960-1967)   
Famous ForImitation of Life, Gidget

Biography

Sandra was born on 23 April 1942. She was a famous American actress. During her childhood, she started as a model and worked in ads and during her teenage in movies. She is well known for her representation of an innocent young woman. She received Golden Globe Award for her role in ‘Until They Sail’ produced by Robert Wise in 1958.

She was also known as a teen star for her roles in ‘Gidget’ and ‘Imitation of Life’ in 1959. In the 1960s, Sandra’s career had declined greatly due to her marriage with Bobby Darin, which ended in divorce. At the same, she was rejected by Universal Pictures. In 1970, she returned to the film industry in a horror film ‘The Dunwich Horror. But after that, she acted very rarely in TV productions.in 1970s and 1980s. Her mother died in 1988. After this incident, she was ruined by her mental illness and alcoholism. In the 1990s, she sought medical help and died from kidney disease in 2005 at 62.   

Timeline

1958

She received Golden Globe Award for her role in ‘Until They Sail’ produced by Robert Wise.

1959

She was known as a teen star for her roles in ‘Gidget’ and ‘Imitation of Life’.

1962

Sandra and Darin played in a romantic comedy, If a Man Answers.

1967

She starred in the successful ‘Doctor, You’ve Got to Be Kidding. Her drama ‘Lost’ was her last film

Early Life

Sandra was born Alexandra Zuck on 23 April 1942 in New Jersey. She was of Carpathian-Ruthenia ancestry and was raised in Orthodox tradition. She was the only kid of Mary and John Zuck. Her parents got separated when she was only five years old. She changed her name to Sandra Dee for her career in modeling at the age of 4 in TV commercials. In 1967 in her interview with Oxnard Press, she mentioned that she was 18 when she married Bobby.

Career

The director Ross Hunter identified Sandra in Park Avenue, New York City when she was 12. She was trying to lose weight to be skinny like other fashion models. But her diet ruined her health and her skin badly. She mentioned that she would have killed herself by being skinny. She attended Professional Children’s School while modeling in NYC. In 1957, Sandra moved to Hollywood in New York in the year 1957. She had done her graduation from Los Angeles University High school in 1958. In 1957, she made a debut in an MGM film named ‘Until They Sail,’ which Robert Wise directed. She won an award from the Golden Globes for New Star of the Year – Actress.

Sandra starred as the lead actress in ‘The Reluctant Debutante’ in 1958, opposite John Saxon. She voiced the acting of Gerda for the musical fantasy film ‘The Snow Queen’ in 1957. Sandra was suffering from anorexia nervosa, which led to kidney failure. In 1958, she played the leading role in the movie ‘The Restless Years.’ The following year she starred in ‘A Stranger in My Arms.’ Her third film,’ Imitation Of Life,’ starred Lana Turner. This film was a great success in her career. She played a small role in 1959 ‘Gidget,’ a teenage beach comedy. She then starred as a tomboy with Audie Murphy in a romantic comedy film named ‘The Wild and the Innocent.’

The American Box Office elected Sandra as the 16th most popular star in the country. In 1961, Sandra with Gavin played together in ‘Tammy Tell Me True. In 1962, Sandra and Darin played in a romantic comedy, If a Man Answers. 1n 1964, she appeared in ‘I’d Rather Be Rich. Sandra was also a singer and did some singles in the 1960s, like ‘When I Fall in Love. In 1967, she starred in the successful ‘Doctor, You’ve Got to Be Kidding. Her drama ‘Lost’ was her last film.

Sandra Dee Net Worth Growth

Sandra earned the most in her 33 movies. In the 1950s, she was recognized as the ‘Queen of Teens.’ In 1956, she earned around $75,000 through her modeling career.

Highlights

Here are some of the best highlights of Sandra Dee’s career:

  • Gidget (1959)
  • Imitation of Life (1959)
  • The Wild and the Innocent (1959)
  • If a Man Answers (1962)
  • Tammy Tell Me True (1961)

Favorite Quotes from Sandra Dee

Favorite Quote 1 from Sandra Dee

“I don’t know about making a passionate love story, even if it’s appealing for an audience to see a husband and wife make love on the screen.”

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Favorite Quote 2 from Sandra Dee

“Me, I’m good at nothing but walking on the set with a pretty dress.”

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Favorite Quote 3 from Sandra Dee

“I’ve always had a problem saying what I feel for fear of having someone dislike me.”

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Favorite Quote 4 from Sandra Dee

“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.”

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Favorite Quote 5 from Sandra Dee

“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.”

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Frequently Asked Questions

How old was Sandra Dee when she died?

She was 62 years at the time of death.

How old was Sandra Dee when she got married?

She was 16 years old at the time of her marriage.

What happened between Bobby Darin and Sandra Dee?

She and Darin divorced in 1967 after she suffered from an addiction to pills and alcohol.

Where did Sandra Dee live?

She lived in Bayonne, New York.

Who is Sandra Dee married to?

She married Bobby Darin in 1960.

Summary

During her childhood, she started as a model and worked in ads and during her teenage in movies. She earned the most in her 33 movies and was recognized as the ‘Queen of Teens.’ She received Golden Globe Award for her role in ‘Until They Sail’ produced by Robert Wise in 1958. Sandra’s career had declined greatly due to her marriage with Bobby Darin, which ended in divorce. The director Ross Hunter identified Sandra Dee in Park Avenue, New York City when she was 12. Sandra was suffering from anorexia nervosa, which led to kidney failure.  

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