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Frances Bay

Born: 1919-01-23 - Died: 2011-09-15
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Death Summary: Bay died at a hosptial in the Los Angeles area after being diagnosed with pneumonia, according to reports. She was 92 years old.

Who was Frances Bay : Frances Bay was an actress probably best known for playing Adam Sandler's grandma in the film "Happy Gilmore". In fact, when she passed away, this even appeared in the headlines. Bay was also well known for her role on the hit television series Seinfeld, as the old lady who Jerry Seinfeld stole a marble rye from. Bay, born Frances Goffman, lived a fairly long life, and didn't even begin acting until she was in her 50s. She was born and raised in Canada.
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  1. Truth Says:


  2. Alex R. Young Says:

    She was also on Seinfeld and Twin Peaks.She will be missed. I wish condolences to her family, friends, and various co-workers who had the priveledge to work with her.

  3. robert ramirez Says:

    i am sadden by the passing of frances bay i never meet her she was a kind and a very wonderful acttress she will be miss by eveyone i wonder if adam sandler will be there to pay his respect

  4. Diana Conklin Says:

    As our beloved Log Lady on Twin Peaks, Miss Bay added a quietly spooky touch to an unforgettable, and too short, television series. Thank you, dear Frances.

  5. The Fabulous Jo Says:

    R.I.P. Frances and to your family my condolences.

  6. Rachel Munyon Says:

    I fell in love with her as happy gilmore’s grandma and smiled whenever I recognized her on TV. RIP

  7. willaim black Says:

    Excellent supporting acctress. Best loved her with adam Sandler in HAPPY GILMORE. this very precious woman will be missed. Bye Frances

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  9. misty hindmon Says:

    You will never be forgotten

  10. Debra Little Says:

    I loved Frances Bay an very talented actress I find it amazing that she was age 92 AWESOME RIP in Frances you are missed!

  11. tiff galbraith Says:

    My thoughts go out to the family..wonderful actress..everyone deserves to be recognized for their life..

  12. Cynthia Rhodes Says:

    What! i can’t belive it. she was so wonderful. i’ll never forget her in my favorite movie IN THE MOUTH OF MADNESS. RIP

  13. Sarah Says:

    Rest in peace Frances

  14. JOJO Says:

    @Robert Ramirez- Frances played Mrs. Tresmond on the Twin Peaks Fire Walk with Me movie..she was not the log lady who was played by Catherine Coulson. Just thought we should give credit where it’s due. She was a wonderful actress. May she rest in peace..

  15. JOJO Says:

    My above comment was meant to be directed to Diana Conklin. My apologies.

  16. abby Says:

    tragedies. reall cold sick tragedies

  17. Clark Says:

    I saw you get your star on Canada’s Walk of Fame.
    Now you’re another star in heaven. Rest in Peace.

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  19. sheena moore Says:

    I’m sorry bout her death and sorry for her family and is in a better place. ;( ;(

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