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Alexandra Hay

Alexandra Lynn Hay (July 24, 1947 – October 11, 1993) was an American actress of the 1960s and 1970s. She was a native of Los Angeles, and graduated from Arroyo High School in El Monte.

Alexandra Hay
Born(1947-07-24)July 24, 1947
Los Angeles, California
DiedOctober 11, 1993(1993-10-11) (aged 46)
Los Angeles, California
Other namesAlexandra Lynn Hay
Years active1967–1978
Known forPlaying Angela Thorne in the film Fun and Games in 1971

Hay's first credited role was in an episode of The Monkees, "Monkee Mother" (episode 27, original airdate March 20, 1967). Her career continued with small roles in the 1967 movies Guess Who's Coming to Dinner and The Ambushers.[1] In the former, she portrayed a carhop who takes an ice cream order from Spencer Tracy’s character.[2]

In 1968, she co-starred in the romantic comedy How Sweet It Is! as Gloria, and in Skidoo, as Jackie Gleason's and Carol Channing's daughter, in love with a hippie boy, played by John Phillip Law.[3] She and Law were re-teamed later, in The Love Machine (1971).[4] She also starred in the 1969 film Model Shop.[5] Her later films included Fun and Games (1971) (released in the U.S. as 1000 Convicts and a Woman),[6] How to Seduce a Woman (1974), and The One Man Jury (1978).

Hay had television roles in episodes of Mission: Impossible, Love, American Style, Dan August, Kojak, The Streets of San Francisco, and Police Story. She appeared in the television movies, The F.B.I. Story: The FBI Versus Alvin Karpis, Public Enemy Number One and The Screaming Woman. She was also featured in a February 1974 pictorial in Playboy magazine titled "Alexandra the Great".[7]

Hay died in 1993 at age 46, of arteriosclerotic heart disease. She was cremated, and her ashes were scattered off the coast of Marina del Rey, California.

FilmographyEdit

Year Title Role Notes
1967 Guess Who's Coming to Dinner Carhop
1967 The Ambushers Quintana's Secretary Uncredited
1968 How Sweet It Is! Gloria
1968 Skidoo Darlene
1969 Model Shop Gloria
1971 The Love Machine Tina St. Claire
1971 1000 Convicts and a Woman Angela Thorne
1974 How to Seduce a Woman Nell Brinkman
1975 How Come Nobody's on Our Side? Brigitte
1975 That Girl from Boston
1978 The One Man Jury Tessie

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Pitts, Michael R. (2010). Columbia Pictures Horror, Science Fiction and Fantasy Films, 1928–1982. Jefferson, North Carolina: McFarland & Company. p. 4. ISBN 978-0-7864-4447-2.
  2. ^ Crowther, Bosley (December 12, 1967). "Screen: 'Guess Who's Coming to Dinner' Arrives". The New York Times. Retrieved January 27, 2017.
  3. ^ Kehr, Dave (July 22, 2011). "Gleason as Tripster, Groucho as God". The New York Times. Retrieved January 27, 2017.
  4. ^ Jarlett, Franklin (1990). Robert Ryan: A Biography and Critical Filmography. Jefferson, North Carolina: McFarland & Company. p. 260. ISBN 0-7864-0476-0.
  5. ^ Canby, Vincent (February 12, 1969). "Screen: 'Model Shop' Looks Out on Los Angeles". The New York Times. Retrieved January 27, 2017.
  6. ^ Thompson, Howard (August 18, 1972). "The Screen: 'Boxcar Bertha' Tops Local Double Bill". The New York Times. Retrieved January 27, 2017.
  7. ^ Lisanti, Tom (2008). Glamour Girls of Sixties Hollywood: Seventy-Five Profiles. Jefferson, North Carolina: McFarland & Company. p. 93. ISBN 978-0-7864-3172-4.

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