Sandra Dee was born Alexandra Zuck on April 23, 1942 in Bayonne, New Jersey. Her mother envisioned a show business career for her daughter and would often lie about her age in order to get Sandy where she wanted to go. For example, her mother enrolled her in…more
In 2000, Sandra was diagnosed with throat cancer and kidney failure.
In 1959, Sandra won the Golden Laurel Award at the Laurel Awards in the category of Top Female New Personality.
In 2004, Sandra was portrayed by Kate Bosworth in the film Beyond the Sea.
In 1958, Sandra won the Golden Globe (together with Carolyn Jones and Diane Varsi) in the category of Most Promising Newcomer - Female.
In 1963, Sandra was nominated for a Golden Apple Award in the category of Most Cooperative Actress.
Sandra stood at 5'4" or 1.63 m.
Sandra Dee was sexually abused by her step father since she was 5 years old. This abuse stopped later in her life.
Her mother lied about Sandra's age to get her into show business.