Monday, September 19, 2011
"Happy Gilmore" and "Seinfeld" Actress Frances Bay Dead at 92
Posted by JPX
From worstpreviews, Frances Bay, the actress best known for playing Adam Sandler's grandmother in "Happy Gilmore" and ruining Jerry Seinfeld's father's election chances after Jerry stole a marble rye from her on "Seinfeld," has passed away on Thursday after being ill with various infections. She was 92.
Bay has appeared in more than 50 films and 100 television shows, but was also popular as a stage actress in local theaters. Her right leg was amputated below the knee after she was struck by a car in 2002, but returned to acting, appearing regularly as Aunt Ginny in the ABC sitcom "The Middle."
She was also a regular character actress for director David Lynch, who cast her in "Blue Velvet," "Wild at Heart," "Twin Peaks" and "Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me."
Bay's husband died in 2002, and their son died when he was 23. She has no immediate survivors.
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