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Frances Bay is a character actress known for playing a variety of quirky elderly women. A character actor is an actor who predominantly performs supporting parts, often in similar roles throughout the course of a career. ...


Born c. 1918 in Dauphin, Manitoba, Canada, Bay did not appear in films until the age of 60 when she played a small part in 1978's Foul Play, a comedy vehicle for Goldie Hawn and Chevy Chase. She went on to play small roles in films like The Karate Kid, Big Top Pee-wee and Twins. In 1986, Bay appeared in as the doddery aunt of Kyle MacLachlan's character in David Lynch's Blue Velvet. This role seems to have endeared the actress to Lynch, who recast her in several subsequent works, including as a madam in Wild at Heart and as the eerie Mrs. Tremond on Twin Peaks and its movie spin-off, Fire Walk With Me. For the rural municipality, see Dauphin, Manitoba (rural municipality) Dauphin is a city in Manitoba of approximately 8085 people. ... 1978 (MCMLXXVIII) was a common year starting on Sunday (the link is to a full 1978 calendar). ... Hawn in the 1972 movie Butterflies Are Free Goldie Jeanne Hawn (born Goldie Jean Studlendgehawn on November 21, 1945 in Washington, D.C.) is a Jewish–American actress who began her career as one of the regular cast members on the 1960s sketch comedy show Laugh-In. ... Chevy Chase Cornelius Crane Chase, better known as Chevy Chase (born October 8, 1943) is an American comedian, writer and television and film actor from Woodstock, New York. ... The Karate Kid, a 1984 John G. Avildsen film, is a youth-oriented karate version of the hit boxing movie Rocky (also directed by Avildsen). ... Big Top Pee-wee is the 1988 family comedy sequel to the 1985 movie, Pee-wees Big Adventure, and stars Paul Reubens (as Pee-wee Herman), Penelope Ann Miller, Valeria Golino, and Kris Kristofferson. ... Twins is a 1988 comedy film directed by Ivan Reitman about unlikely twins sepapated at birth. ... 1986 (MCMLXXXVI) is a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Kyle MacLachlan as Agent Cooper in Twin Peaks Dune (1984) Kyle MacLachlan (born February 22, 1959 in Yakima, Washington) is an American actor best known for his work with American film director David Lynch. ... Blue Velvet is a 1986 film directed and written by David Lynch. ... Madam or maam is a title for a woman. ... Wild at Heart is a 1990 film directed by David Lynch. ... Twin Peaks was an American dramatic television series created by David Lynch and Mark Frost. ... Fire Walk With Me is a 1992 movie directed by David Lynch and starring Sheryl Lee, Moira Kelly, Ray Wise, Chris Isaak and Kiefer Sutherland. ...


Bay may also be familiar from her performance in the music video for Jimmy Fallon's comedy song, "Idiot Boyfriend". Fallon with Tina Fey on May 18, 2002 cover of Entertainment Weekly. ...


Bay is perhaps best known today, however, for her performance as the hapless but loving grandmother of Adam Sandler's character in the 1996 film Happy Gilmore. Additionally, Bay has the honor of appearing in the final episodes of three different long-lived sitcoms: Happy Days, Who's the Boss? and Seinfeld. Adam Sandler at Cannes 2002 Adam Richard Sandler (born September 9, 1966) is a Jewish-American actor, comedian, producer, and musician who was born in Brooklyn, New York, and raised in Manchester, New Hampshire. ... Happy Gilmore VHS Cover Happy Gilmores antics, such as swearing at a golfball, made him popular with Average Joes. Happy Gilmore is a 1996 comedy film starring Adam Sandler. ... A sitcom or situation comedy is a genre of comedy performance originally devised for radio but today typically found on television. ... Happy Days is a popular United States television sitcom that originally aired between 1974 and 1984 on the ABC television network. ... Cast of Whos the Boss? Whos the Boss? was a television sitcom starring Tony Danza which aired for eight seasons on ABC from 1984 to 1992. ... Seinfeld is a television sitcom which ran from July 5, 1989 to May 14, 1998. ...


On Seinfeld, she played Mabel Choate, a wealthy, irritable old woman from whom Jerry stole a loaf of marbled rye bread in the episode "The Rye", in which Bay appeared with her former Twin Peaks co-stars Grace Zabriskie and Warren Frost. In a future episode, the consequences of Jerry's act cause his parents to be evicted from Del Boca Vista, their retirement community in Florida. Seinfeld is a television sitcom which ran from July 5, 1989 to May 14, 1998. ... Born in New Orleans, Louisiana in 1941, Grace Zabriskie is a character actress who has played small roles in many popular American films and television series. ... State nickname: Sunshine State Official languages English Capital Tallahassee Largest city Jacksonville Governor Jeb Bush (R) Senators Bill Nelson (D) Mel Martinez (R) Area  - Total  - % water Ranked 22nd 170,451 km² 17. ...


As a result of a car accident in Glendale, California she had to have part of her right leg amputated. She is apparently still married to her husband Charles Bay, but it is not known whether or not they have or ever had any children. County Los Angeles County, California Area  - Total  - Water 79. ...


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Bay may also be familiar from her performance in the music video for Jimmy Fallon's comedy song, "Idiot Boyfriend".
Bay is perhaps best known today, however, for her performance as the hapless but loving grandmother of Adam Sandler's character in the 1996 film Happy Gilmore.
Soon after the death of her husband, Charles Bay, in 2002, she was struck by a car in Glendale, California, and as a result she had to have part of her right leg amputated.
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