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Frances Bay


Born - 23 January 1919, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Died - 15 September 2011

Diminutive character actress who played feisty old ladies when she resumed her acting career in the 1950s and broke into films. Later, she made her mark in such TV series as Seinfeld and The Middle. Born Frances Goffman (or Grossman), she made her movie debut as one of the Scrabble-playing old ladies who shock Goldie Hawn in Foul Play (1978). Dozens of subsequent film cameos included those in Head Over Heels (1979), Buddy Buddy (1981), The Karate Kid (1984), Blue Velvet (1986), Twins (1988), Wild at Heart (1990), Single White Female (1992), In the Mouth of Madness (1994), Happy Gilmore (1996), Inspector Gadget (1999), The Wedding Planner (2001), Kiss the Bride (2002), Edmond (2005) and Bare Knuckles (2010), her last. She died of complications from pneumonia.