Frances Bay, 1919 - 2011
September 17, 2011 10:54 AM   Subscribe

Character actress Frances Bay has passed away at the age of 92. You may recognize her from Happy Gilmore, the work of David Lynch (Twin Peaks, Blue Velvet, Wild at Heart) and Seinfeld.
posted by brundlefly (16 comments total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
 
Being a big John Carpenter fan, one of the main roles I associate with her is the creepy hotel-owner who turns into a tentacled beastie in In the Mouth of Madness.
posted by brundlefly at 10:56 AM on September 17, 2011 [3 favorites]


I fuckin' love the "My fingers hurt" scene from Happy Gilmore.
posted by gman at 10:59 AM on September 17, 2011


I really liked Happy Gilmore. In a lot of ways it was the start of Sandler's move towards playing angry man children but I maintain it was at least really funny. And she was lovely in it.

Looking over her IMDB, I see she's been in just about everything. What a career.

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posted by HostBryan at 11:00 AM on September 17, 2011 [1 favorite]


Jerry stole her marble rye, alright. But it was she who won in the end.

That's called justice, y'all.
posted by hal_c_on at 11:02 AM on September 17, 2011 [2 favorites]


Not to be confused with this Bay.
posted by Fizz at 11:04 AM on September 17, 2011


How bout a warm glass of shut the hell up?
posted by gman at 11:05 AM on September 17, 2011


Do you see creamed corn on this plate?
posted by Beardman at 11:30 AM on September 17, 2011 [2 favorites]


"Well, now your back's gonna hurt, 'cause you just pulled landscaping duty.
Anyone else's fingers hurt?"

Good journey, m'lady. Thanks for the laughs.
posted by herbplarfegan at 11:39 AM on September 17, 2011


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posted by The Great Big Mulp at 11:58 AM on September 17, 2011


Thanks to that woman, my mother no longer asks my sister or I for a glass of milk. She didn't do poorly at all for a girl from Dauphin, Manitoba.
posted by Alvy Ampersand at 1:09 PM on September 17, 2011


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posted by Meatafoecure at 2:09 PM on September 17, 2011


First time I really noticed her was in Nomads, but she always turns in a good performance, and I was just thinking the other day I was happy she was still around. Alas.
posted by Durn Bronzefist at 2:21 PM on September 17, 2011


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I could never eat a bug.
posted by shakespeherian at 2:51 PM on September 17, 2011


"The actress, whose right leg was amputated below the knee after she was struck by a car in Glendale in 2002..."

"Bay's husband died in 2002, and their son died when he was 23. She has no immediate survivors."

Too sad an end for someone seemingly so sweet.
posted by karst at 3:02 PM on September 17, 2011 [2 favorites]


Such a versatile actress.

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posted by porpoise at 6:41 PM on September 17, 2011


shes one of those actresses who you see her name and go...who? the you see her picture, then...ooh, HER!

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posted by ShawnString at 4:25 AM on September 18, 2011


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