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Sandy Duncan Biography

Sandy Duncan is an American singer, Dancer, comedian, and actress of stage and television. Known for her performances in Broadway revival of Peter Pan and the sitcom The Hogan Family. Duncan has been nominated for three Tony Awards, two Emmy Awards, and two Golden Globe Awards.

Sandy Duncan Age

Sandra Kay Duncan was born on February 20, 1946, in Henderson, Texas, U.S. She is 73 years old as of 2019.

Sandy Duncan Family

After doing our research, details about her are not available and it is also not known if she has any siblings.

Sandy Duncan Husband

She met singer-actor Bruce Scott during the Off-Broadway production of Your Own Thing, and they were married in September 1968. Their divorce and finalized in October 1972, was caused by Duncan’s success and rise to stardom.

Her second marriage was to Dr. Thomas Calcaterra on January 10, 1973; it lasted until 1979. Duncan met Calcaterra when he was a consulting surgeon on her brain tumor surgery, after which they began dating. This marriage also failed, according to Duncan, because of the demands of her nightclub act that she toured within 1978 and her refusal to stay at home and try to be a good “doctor’s wife”.

Since July 21, 1980, she has been married to Don Correia, five years her junior. They have two sons, Jeffrey (born October 5, 1982) and Michael (born March 19, 1984). They live in New York City.

Sandy Duncan Body Measurements

  • Height: 5 ft 5 in / 164 cm
  • Weight: 123 lb / 56 kg
  • Shoe Size: Not Available
  • Body Shape: Not Available
  • Hair Colour: Blonde
  • Eye Colour: Blue

Sandy Duncan Eye

Shortly after the premiere, Duncan underwent surgery to remove a benign brain tumor behind her left optic nerve. As a result, she lost vision in the eye, but it was not replaced with a prosthetic eye, as some urban myths claim. She lost vision in her left eye, but because the eye still tracked with her right eye, Duncan and her doctors elected to leave her natural eye in the place. Though Duncan’s recovery from the operation was rapid.

Sandy Duncan Peter Pan

In 1979, she runs the title role in Peter Pan. Duncan was nominated for a Tony Award three times: in 1969, as “Featured Actress (Musical)” in Canterbury Tales; in 1971, as “Best Actress (Musical)” in The Boy Friend; and in 1980, as “Best Actress, Musical” in Peter Pan.

Sandy Duncan Career

She began her career at the age of 12, working in a local production of The King and me for $150 a week. In the late 1960s, Duncan was an unknown actress in Los Angeles when she was selected for a part in a commercial for United California Bank, portraying a bank teller who finds it impossible to pronounce the Greek name of customer “Nicholas H. Janopaparopoulos”, despite several tries. In 1968, she spent a brief time acting in the soap opera Search for Tomorrow.

In 1970, she was named one of the “most promising faces of tomorrow” by Time magazine. The same year, she starred in the Broadway revival of The Boy Friend, for which she received favorable reviews. Duncan made her feature film debut co-starring opposite Dean Jones in the Walt Disney family comedy The Million Dollar Duck. She was then cast as “Amy Cooper” in the Paramount film version of Star-Spangled Girl, based on the Broadway play by Neil Simon. Both movies performed poorly at the box office. In autumn 1971, Duncan starred as “Sandy Stockton” in the CBS sitcom Funny Face. The program was put on the Saturday night prime-time schedule between All in the Family and The New Dick Van Dyke Show. Critics dismissed the show, but praised Duncan, especially the TV Guide columnist Cleveland Amory, who described her as “a wonderful comedienne”.
Shortly after the premiere, Duncan underwent surgery to remove a benign brain tumor behind her left optic nerve. As a result, she lost vision in the eye, but it was not replaced with a prosthetic eye, as some urban myths claim. She lost vision in her left eye, but because the eye still tracked with her right eye, Duncan and her doctors elected to leave her natural eye in the place. Though Duncan’s recovery from the operation was rapid, CBS suspended production on the show until the following year, after the 12th installment had been filmed; the original series pilot served as the 13th (and final) episode. At first, Nielsen ratings for Funny Face were low, ranking in the lower 50s; eventually, they climbed up to 17, and it was deemed the best-liked new show of that television season. For all her efforts, Duncan received a nomination for an Emmy Award for “Outstanding Continued Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Comedy Series”. In September 1972, the program returned as The Sandy Duncan Show, with a revised format and new writers; it also had a new time slot, on Sunday at 8:30 p.m. Critical reaction to the show was similar to that for Funny Face, but without the strong Saturday night lead-in of All in the Family, the ratings sank. After 13 episodes, CBS canceled the series. In 1976, Duncan played the title role in a TV musical adaptation of Pinocchio, which featured Danny Kaye as “Mister Geppetto” and Flip Wilson as “the Fox”. She also guest-starred in a first-season episode of The Muppet Show where, contrary to common misconception, she was not the first to be karate-chopped by Miss Piggy, but she did share a raucous moment recollecting “The Banana Sketch” with Fozzie Bear. Next, for her performance as “Missy Anne Reynolds” in the miniseries Roots, she earned another Emmy nomination. It was then that she went back to Broadway for many years. In 1979, her run as the title role in Peter Pan won her many accolades. She also had replacement roles in My One and Only and Chicago.

Duncan was nominated for a Tony Award three times: in 1969, as “Featured Actress (Musical)” in Canterbury Tales; in 1971, as “Best Actress” in The Boy Friend; and in 1980, as “Best Actress (Musical)” in Peter Pan.

In 1972, an animated version of Duncan who contributed her own voice appeared in “Sandy Duncan’s Jekyll and Hyde”, an episode of the CBS Saturday morning cartoon The New Scooby-Doo Movies. In 1976, she guest-starred on The Six Million Dollar Man and The Bionic Woman playing the role of Gillian in “The Return of Bigfoot” episodes. In 1978, she starred in Disney’s The Cat from Outer Space alongside Ken Berry, Harry Morgan and Roddy McDowall. From the mid-1970s through the ’80s, Duncan was the commercial spokesperson for the introduction of Nabisco’s Wheat Thins crackers.

In 1981, she voiced Vixey in The Fox and the Hound. In 1984, she starred in a song and dance review called 5-6-7-8…Dance! at Radio City Music Hall and provided voice work for the My Little Pony television special Rescue at Midnight Castle as Firefly and Applejack. From 1986 to 1987, she reprised her role as Firefly in the My Little Pony ‘n Friends TV series. In 1987, she joined the cast of NBC’s Valerie’s Family (previously known as Valerie, later to be retitled The Hogan Family) after Valerie Harper was dismissed from the sitcom. Duncan starred as the matriarch’s sister-in-law, Sandy Hogan, who moved in with her brother Mike (Josh Taylor) and his three sons to help raise the family after Valerie Hogan’s death. Duncan remained with the series through its cancellation in 1991. In 1988, she worked on the first three Barney and the Backyard Gang children’s videos. Duncan was asked to take part in the Barney & Friends television series but declined the offer.

In 1991, she voiced Peepers the mouse in the Don Bluth film Rock-a-Doodle. In 1994, she voiced Queen Uberta in the Richard Rich film The Swan Princess.

In 2003, she appeared in the rotating cast of the Off-Broadway staged reading of Wit & Wisdom. In May 2008, she performed one of the lead roles in the musical No, No, Nanette; a production of the City Center’s annual Encores! series in New York City. In April 2009, she performed the lead role in the play Driving Miss Daisy at Casa Mañana Theatre in Fort Worth, Texas. In September 2009, she played the lead role in Tennessee Williams’ play The Glass Menagerie at the Mountain Playhouse in Jennerstown, Pennsylvania. She has also been in many traveling stage productions, including The King and I.

On February 12, 2016, Duncan stepped into the role of Madame du Maurier in the Broadway production of Finding Neverland. On February 17, the show’s producers announced that she would take a temporary leave of absence due to family obligations.

Sandy Duncan Brain Tumor

shortly after the premiere, Duncan underwent surgery to remove a benign brain tumor behind her left optic nerve. As a result, she lost vision in the eye, but it was not replaced with a prosthetic eye, as some urban myths claim. She lost vision in her left eye, but because the eye still tracked with her right eye, Duncan and her doctors elected to leave her natural eye in place. Though Duncan’s recovery from the operation was rapid

Sandy Duncan Movies

  • Midnight Cowboy (1969) (uncredited)
  • The Million Dollar Duck (1971)
  • Star-Spangled Girl (1971)
  • Pinocchio (1976 TV movie)
  • Christmas in Disneyland (1976 TV movie)
  • The Cat from Outer Space (1978)
  • The Fox and the Hound (1981) as Vixey (voice)
  • Parade of Stars (1983 TV movie)
  • My Little Pony (1984 TV movie) (voice)
  • My Boyfriend’s Back (1989 TV movie)
  • Rock-a-Doodle (1991) as Peepers (voice)
  • Miracle on Interstate 880 (1993 TV movie)
  • The Swan Princess (1994) as Queen Uberta (voice)
  • The Swan Princess: Sing-Along (1998 short) as Queen Uberta (voice)
  • Never Again (2001)
  • G Spots? (2001 short)

Sandy Duncan Show

  • Search for Tomorrow (cast member in 1964)
  • Bonanza, episode “An Earthquake Called Callahan”, as Angeline (1971)
  • The Sandy Duncan Show (1971–1972)
  • The New Scooby-Doo Movies (1972)
  • Family Theatre: Married Is Better (1974)
  • Sandy in Disneyland (1974)
  • The Sandy Duncan Special (1974)
  • The Bionic Woman (1976)
  • Pinocchio (1976)
  • The Six Million Dollar Man (1976)
  • The Muppet Show (1976)
  • Roots (1977) (miniseries)
  • The Love Boat (1977)
  • The Funny World of Fred and Bunni (1978) (unsold pilot)
  • My Little Pony: Rescue at Midnight Castle (1984) (voice)
  • My Little Pony (cast member from 1986–1987) (voice)
  • Act II (1987) (unsold pilot)
  • The Hogan Family (cast member from 1987–1991)
  • Barney & the Backyard Gang (cast member in three episodes, 1988–89)
  • My Boyfriend’s Back (1989)
  • Miracle on Interstate 880 (1993)
  • Law & Order (1995), Season 6, Episode 6, “Paranoia”, as Shelly Kates
  • Ka-Ching! (TV series) (2008)
  • Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (2014, 2015), two episodes as Judge Virginia Farrell.

Sandy Duncan Sitcom

  • The King and I (1958)
  • Billion Dollar Baby (1961)
  • South Pacific (1962)
  • Show Boat (1963)
  • Apollo and Miss Agnes (1963)
  • My Fair Lady (1964)
  • The Sound of Music (1964)
  • Brigadoon (1965)
  • The Music Man (1965)
  • Carousel (1966)
  • Peter Pan (1966)
  • The Sound of Music (1967)
  • Finian’s Rainbow (1967)
  • Life With Father (1967)
  • Wonderful Town (1967)
  • The Ceremony of Innocence (play) (1968)
  • Your Own Thing (1968)
  • Canterbury Tales (1969)
  • Love Is a Time of Day (1969)
  • The Boy Friend (1970)
  • Vanities (1976)
  • Peter Pan (1979–1981)
  • 5-6-7-8… Dance! (1984)
  • My One and Only (1985–1986)
  • Waitin’ in the Wings (1986)
  • Chicago (1996–1997)
  • Jubilee (1998)
  • Two for the Show (1999)
  • The Witches of Eastwick (1999) (reading)
  • Anything Goes (2002)
  • The Fourth Wall (2002)
  • The Grass Harp (2003)
  • The King and I (2004)
  • Mame (2006)
  • Mud Donahue’s Eccentric Son (2007)
  • No, No, Nanette (2008)
  • Driving Miss Daisy (2009)
  • The Glass Menagerie (2009)
  • Driving Miss Daisy (2014)
  • Finding Neverland (2016)
  • Love Letters (2018)

Sandy Duncan Roots

She is starred as  “Missy Anne Reynolds” in the miniseries Roots, where she earned another Emmy nomination.

Sandy Duncan Hogan Family

She plays the role of Sandy Hogan.

Sandy joined the cast as the boys’ aunt, who moved in and became their surrogate mom. During the show’s third season where Duncan’s first as the show’s star, the series was known as Valerie’s Family: The Hogans, and finally as The Hogan Family.

Sandy Duncan Pinocchio

Pinocchio is a 1976 made-for-TV musical starring Duncan in the title role and Danny Kaye as Geppetto. It was first broadcast March 27, 1976, on CBS and rerun on April 18, 1977.

Sandy Duncan Frequently Asked Questions

Who is Duncan?

Sandy is one of American best-known and loved singer, Dancer, comedian, and actress.

How old is Sandy?

Duncan is 46 years as of 2019. He was born in 1973

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He is never dating nor married

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New York City

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Duncan is still alive and in good health.

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