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Sandy Duncan Biography

Birth Name:
Sandra Kay Duncan
Birth Place:
Henderson, Texas, United States
Actor, dancer, singer

Fast Facts

  • Appeared in a summer production of The King & I in Dallas when she was 12
  • Made her Broadway debut in The Canterbury Tales in 1969, opposite Hermione Baddeley
  • Time magazine named her one of the "most promising faces of tomorrow" in 1970
  • Lost vision in her left eye in 1971 after undergoing surgery to remove a benign tumor
  • Appeared in a series of popular commercials for Wheat Thins in the 1980s
  • Played Amanda Wingfield opposite her son Jeffrey Correia, who played Tom, in a Jennerstown, PA production of The Glass Menagerie in 2009


  • 1972Emmy-Outstanding Continued Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Comedy Series: nominated
  • 1972Golden Globe-New Star of the Year - Actress: nominated
  • 1972Golden Globe-Actress in a Leading Role - Musical or Comedy: nominated