Sandra Dee

  1. Sue Lyon, Lolita, 1960.  

  2. Carol Lynley, The Last Sunset, 1961.   Like Lauren Bacall, Universal’s teenage cutie took exception to the Western’s incest angle – upsetting her Tammy   image.

  3. Tippi Hedren, The Birds, 1962.   Hollywood’s Dee and Suzanne Pleshette and England’s Jill Ireland were in the frame for the poor, bird-pecked Melanie until Alfred Hitchcock fell for  Hedren in a diet drink commercial. Dee was a too-young-looking 20, while Tippi was  called  28 when she was really 33. Hitch gave her a seven-year contract. She made his next film, Marnie, 1963. And that was the end of his “new Grace Kelly.”

  4. Hayley Mills, The Chalk Garden, 1964. Joanne Woodward’s pregnancy switched the Dee-Woodward vehicle to Mills-Deborah Kerr.

  5. Susannah York, Kaleidoscope, 1966.   To qualify for British Eady Plan budget money, the cast had to be restricted to one American – and that was Warren Beatty.


 Birth year: 1942Death year: 2005Other name: Casting Calls:  4