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Also Known As: Sandra Kay Duncan Died:
Born: February 20, 1946 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Henderson, Texas, USA Profession: actor, commercial spokesperson, voice actor, singer, dancer

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Forever known, fairly or not, as a perky, pixie-cut performer, Sandy Duncan earned Tony nominations for her wonderful theatrical turns in "Canterbury Tales," "The Boy Friend" and "Peter Pan." The epitome of all-American charm, Duncan shined in such fluff as "Million Dollar Duck" (1971) and "Star Spangled Girl" (1971) and received an Emmy nomination for starring in "Funny Face" (CBS, 1971). That series became "The Sandy Duncan Show" (CBS, 1972) after filming was suspended while she underwent surgery for a tumor, which left her without vision in one eye. So pervasive was the subsequent urban legend that Duncan had a prosthetic eye, that the joke was referenced, decades later, most notably on "Family Guy" (Fox, 1999-2002; 2005- ). Although she earned another Emmy nomination for a powerful dramatic turn in the miniseries "Roots" (ABC, 1977), Duncan seemed more comfortable in featherweight family fare like "The Cat from Outer Space" (1978); animated projects like "The Fox and the Hound" (1981), "My Little Pony 'n Friends" (syndicated, 1984-87), and "The Swan Princess" (1994); and a ubiquitous series of Wheat Thins commercials. Her highest-profile screen role, however, came when she controversially...

Forever known, fairly or not, as a perky, pixie-cut performer, Sandy Duncan earned Tony nominations for her wonderful theatrical turns in "Canterbury Tales," "The Boy Friend" and "Peter Pan." The epitome of all-American charm, Duncan shined in such fluff as "Million Dollar Duck" (1971) and "Star Spangled Girl" (1971) and received an Emmy nomination for starring in "Funny Face" (CBS, 1971). That series became "The Sandy Duncan Show" (CBS, 1972) after filming was suspended while she underwent surgery for a tumor, which left her without vision in one eye. So pervasive was the subsequent urban legend that Duncan had a prosthetic eye, that the joke was referenced, decades later, most notably on "Family Guy" (Fox, 1999-2002; 2005- ). Although she earned another Emmy nomination for a powerful dramatic turn in the miniseries "Roots" (ABC, 1977), Duncan seemed more comfortable in featherweight family fare like "The Cat from Outer Space" (1978); animated projects like "The Fox and the Hound" (1981), "My Little Pony 'n Friends" (syndicated, 1984-87), and "The Swan Princess" (1994); and a ubiquitous series of Wheat Thins commercials. Her highest-profile screen role, however, came when she controversially replaced Valerie Harper as the sunny matriarch of the retooled "The Hogan Family," formerly known as "Valerie" and "Valerie's Family" (NBC, 1986-1990; CBS, 1990-91). Artistically gifted and endlessly charismatic, Sandy Duncan achieved pop culture immortality based more on the strength of her persona and her body of work than on any one role in particular.

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Never Again (2001) Natasha
2.
 Swan Princess, The (1994) Voice Of Queen Uberta
3.
 Miracle On I-880 (1992) Lorrie Helm
4.
 Rock-a-Doodle (1991) Voice Of Peepers
5.
 My Boyfriend's Back (1989) Chris Henry
6.
 Fox and the Hound, The (1981) Voice Of Vixey
7.
 Cat From Outer Space, The (1978) Dr Liz Bartlett
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1958:
Made stage debut in Dallas, TX, production of "The King and I"
1965:
Broadway debut in "The Music Man"
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Had regular role on the CBS soap opera "Search for Tomorrow"
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Began appearing in TV commercials
1969:
Earned first Tony nomination for her featured role in the musical "Canterbury Tales"
1970:
Breakthrough stage role, the lead in the revival of "The Boy Friend"; earned second Tony nomination
1971:
Primetime TV debut in episode of "Bonanza" (NBC)
1971:
Feature film debut in "The $1,000,000 Duck"
1971:
Played title role in the film version of Neil Simon's play "The Star-Spangled Girl"
1971:
Starred in the CSB sitcom "Funny Face"; earned Emmy nomination
1972:
Headlined a revamped sitcom "The Sandy Duncan Show" (CBS)
1976:
Appeared in the Los Angeles stage production "Vanities"
1977:
Co-starred in miniseries "Roots" (ABC); garnered second Emmy nomination
1979:
Played "Peter Pan" in stage tour and on Broadway; third Tony nomination
1981:
Provided a character voice for the Disney animated film "The Fox and the Hound"
1984:
Headlined the stage musical "5, 6, 7, 8 . . . Dance!"; performed at Radio City Music Hall
1985:
Toured opposite Tommy Tune in the Gershwin musical "My One and Only"
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Played Aunt Sandy Hogan on "Valerie's Family/The Hogan Family" (NBC 1987-1990; CBS 1990)
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Was featured in the TV advertising campaign for Nabisco's Wheat Thins crackers
1989:
Made first TV movie, "My Boyfriend's Back" (NBC)
1994:
Provided the voice of the Queen in the animated feature "The Swan Princess"
1998:
Announced to co-star with Tommy Tune in stage adaptation of "Easter Parade"; production later cancelled
1999:
Assumed role of Roxie Hart in the Broadway production of "Chicago"
2002:
Toured in "NY Loves America"
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Education

Lon Morris College: Jacksonville , Texas -

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husband:
Bruce Scott. Actor, singer, dancer. Married on September 5, 1968; divorced in 1972.
husband:
Thomas C Calcaterra. Physician. Married in 1973; divorced in 1979; was Duncan's ophthalmologist.
husband:
Don Correia. Dancer, actor. Married on July 21, 1980; third husband.

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father:
Mancil Ray Duncan.
mother:
Sylvia Wynne Duncan.
son:
Jeffrey Correia. Born c. 1982; appeared with Duncan in TV commercials for Wheat Thins.
son:
Michael Correia. Born c. 1984; appeared with Duncan in TV commercials for Wheat Thins.
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