Frances Bay

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Real name is Frances Goffman
Was born at 23 January 1919 in Mannville, Alberta, Canada . Died at 15 September 2011, Tarzana, Los Angeles, California, USA (complications from pneumonia)

Cute, tiny, and prolific little old lady character actress Frances Bayworked constantly in both films and TV shows alike after making herdebut at the age of 59 in life with a small part in the comedy Foul Play (1978) in 1978. She frequently portrayed eccentricelderly women and good-hearted grandmothers in all kinds of picturesand television programs. Frances acted several times for'David Lynch (I)' : she's 'Kyle MacLachlan' 's sweet dodderyaunt in Blue Velvet (1986) , a gruff, profane whorehouse madam in Wild at Heart (1990) , and the spooky Mrs. Tremond in the cult TVseries "Twin Peaks" (1990) and its spin-off feature Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me (1992) .

Frances popped up in twomovies for director 'Stuart Gordon (I)' : she's a kindly witch in The Pit and the Pendulum (1991) and a fortune teller in Edmond (2005) . Other notable film roles include a snippylibrarian in The Attic (1980) , a mysterious blind nun in theoffbeat Nomads (1986) , another librarian in In the Mouth of Madness (1994) , and 'Adam Sandler (I)' 'sloving grandmother in the hit comedy Happy Gilmore (1996) . Frances had the unique distinction of guesting on the final episodes ofthe TV shows "Happy Days" (1974) , "Who's the Boss?" (1984) , and "Seinfeld" (1989) . Amongthe many TV series Bay had guest spots on are "Charmed" (1998) , "ER" (1994) , "Matlock" (1986) , "The X Files" (1993) , "Murder, She Wrote" (1984) , "The Commish" (1991) , "L. A.

Law" (1986) , "Hill Street Blues" (1981) , "Touched by an Angel" (1994) , "The Golden Girls" (1985) , and "Amazing Stories" (1985) . She won a Gemini Award for her performance in the Disney TV program "Road to Avonlea" (1990) . Frances was also in the music videofor 'Jimmy Fallon' 's "Idiot Boyfriend. " In addition to hersubstantial movie and TV credits, Bay also acted in both Off-Broadwaystage productions and regional theater; these plays include "Finnegan'sWake," "Grease," "Genuis," "The Caucasion Chalk Circle," "Number OurDays," "Uncommon Women," "Sarcophagus," and "The Pleasure of HisCompany. " Frances won two DramaLogue Awards and was nominated for a LosAngeles Dramatic Critics' Award.

In 2002 Bay was the unfortunate victimof an automobile accident which resulted in having part of her rightleg amputated. Her husband Charles sadly died in 2002 as well. In reallife Frances Bay was a very practical and unassuming woman with an avidlove for jazz music. .

There is some small facts about Frances Bay:
  • Hospitalized as the result of being struck by a car in Glendale, CA, on November 21st, 2002. As a result of the accident, she has had part of her right leg amputated and had to walk with a prosthetic right leg.
  • Sister of renowned sociologist, Erving Goffman (1922 - 1982), the author of 'The Presentation of Self in Everyday Life.'.
  • Inducted into Canada's Walk of Fame in 2008.
  • Her son, Eli Joshua Bay, passed away at the age of 23. Born in Canada on March 14, 1947, he died in Duval County Florida on June 6, 1970.
  • Studied acting with 'Uta Hagen' in New York City.
  • Frances Bay died at Providence Tarzana Medical Center in Tarzana (Los Angeles). She had been ill with various infections. In keeping with her Jewish faith, Bay was buried within 24 hours at Mount Sinai Memorial Park in Los Angeles, CA.
  • She began her career as a radio actress but took a long break from the business after marrying and having a son, who died in his 20s.
  • Her parents were Ukrainian Jewish immigrants.
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There is the list of movies, where Frances Bay was taked part:
1 18th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards movie 18th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards 2012 as Herself - Memorial Tribute
2 A Day in a Life movie A Day in a Life 2000 as Rosa
3 A Freudian Image movie A Freudian Image 2003 as Anna Freud
4 A Rose for Emily movie A Rose for Emily 1983 as Miss Wyatt
5 Amos movie Amos 1985 as Lydia
6 Amy movie Amy 1981 as Mrs. Lindey
7 Annies Point movie Annies Point 2005 as Older Woman
8 Arachnophobia movie Arachnophobia 1990 as Evelyn Metcalf
9 Bare Knuckles movie Bare Knuckles 2013 as Rosie Mcintyre
10 Big Top Pee-wee movie Big Top Pee-wee 1988 as Mrs. Haynes
11 Blue Velvet movie Blue Velvet 1986 as Aunt Barbara
12 Buddy Buddy movie Buddy Buddy 1981 as Female Patient
13 Callie & Son movie Callie & Son 1981 as Mabel Simpson
14 Changing Habits movie Changing Habits 1997 as Midge
15 Christmastime with Mister Rogers movie Christmastime with Mister Rogers 1977 as Mrs. Hamilton
16 Cookies for Harry movie Cookies for Harry 2001 as Harry's Wife
17 Critters 3 movie Critters 3 1991 as Mrs. Menges
18 Double Exposure movie Double Exposure 1983 as Old Woman
19 Edmond movie Edmond 2005 as Fortune Teller
20 Finders Fee movie Finders Fee 2001 as Mrs. Darmsetter
21 Forever Love movie Forever Love 1998 as Martha Craddock
22 Foul Play movie Foul Play 1978 as Mrs. Russel
23 Goodbye Lover movie Goodbye Lover 1998 as Old Woman
24 Grave Secrets: The Legacy of Hilltop Drive movie Grave Secrets: The Legacy of Hilltop Drive 1992 as Iva Ruth McKinney
25 Happy Gilmore movie Happy Gilmore 1996 as Grandma
26 Head Over Heels movie Head Over Heels 1979 as Mrs. Delillo
27 Honky Tonk Freeway movie Honky Tonk Freeway 1981 as Mrs. Lewenowski
28 In the Land of Milk and Money movie In the Land of Milk and Money 2004 as Grandma Shallot
29 In the Mouth of Madness movie In the Mouth of Madness 1994 as Mrs. Pickman
30 Inside Monkey Zetterland movie Inside Monkey Zetterland 1992 as Grandma
31 Inspector Gadget movie Inspector Gadget 1999 as Thelma
32 Kiss the Bride movie Kiss the Bride 2002 as Grandma Julia Sposato
33 Krippendorfs Tribe movie Krippendorfs Tribe 1998 as Edith Proxmire
34 LBJ: The Early Years movie LBJ: The Early Years 1987 as Effie Pattillo
35 Medium Rare movie Medium Rare 1987 as Gertrude
36 Mitzi & Joe movie Mitzi & Joe 1997 as Mitzi
37 Movers & Shakers movie Movers & Shakers 1985 as Betty Gritz
38 Murder in Texas movie Murder in Texas 1981 as Myra Hill
39 Never Too Late movie Never Too Late 1996 as Elisabeth Kronner
40 Nomads movie Nomads 1986 as Bertril
There is the list of some articles of Frances Bay:
  • "The New York Times" (USA), 19 September 2011, Vol. CLX, Iss. 55533, pg. A25, by: Sarah Maslin Nir, "Frances Bay, Actress Known for 'Old Lady' Roles, Dies at 92"
  • "The Washington Post" (USA), 17 September 2011, Vol. 134, Iss. 286, pg. B4, by: Myrna Oliver, "Frances Bay, 92 [dies]: In middle age, housewife fashioned career in acting"
  • "Associated Press" (USA), November 23, 2002, by: Associated Press, "Happy Gilmore Grandma Critical/Actress Bay Recovers From Accident"
There is the list of some quotes of Frances Bay:
  • I always wanted to be an actress. And it wasn't ego. I felt so little about myself, considered myself such a sparrow. Not just my size. I thought I was so plain ... I did plays not to show off but because if I did that -- I didn't realize it at the time -- I would be somebody other than this person I didn't really approve of. I think that's true of a lot of actors.
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