Sandy Faison

Sandra Faison (born September 16, 1950) is an American actress and singer. She became an acting teacher after her performing career.

Sandy Faison
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In Annie (1977). Sandy Faison (left); Reid Shelton as Daddy Warbucks, Andrea McArdle in title role
Sandra Faison

(1950-09-16) September 16, 1950 (age 70)
OccupationActress, singer; acting teacher
Years active1977-present

In 1977, she made her Broadway debut as Grace Farrell, secretary to Daddy Warbucks, in Annie. Additional theatre credits include Charlie and Algernon (1980),[1] Is There Life After High School? (1982),[2] and You Can't Take It with You (1983, replacement Alice Sycamore)[3]

Faison's feature film credits include The Sterile Cuckoo (1969)[4] and All the Right Moves (1983).[5]

On television she was featured in the soap operas The Guiding Light as the original Brandy Shelloe before actress JoBeth Williams took over the role, Another World, and The Edge of Night. She had a recurring role in The Days and Nights of Molly Dodd, a regular role in the first season of Anything but Love, and made guest appearances on Scarecrow and Mrs. King, Quantum Leap, The Wonder Years, Grace Under Fire and Party of Five, among others.[6][7]

In the television movie An Eight Is Enough Wedding (1989), she played Abby Bradford.[8]

Post-acting careerEdit

After 13 years, Faison retired from teaching at the Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts.[7][9] She became LaGuardia’s Assistant Principal of Theater[10] for her last five years. Currently she teaches the 2nd year acting students at The Neighborhood Playhouse School of Theater.[11][12]


  1. ^ " Charlie and Algernon Broadway" playbill (vault), accessed March 23, 2019
  2. ^ " Is There Life After High School? Broadway" playbill (vault), accessed March 23, 2019
  3. ^ " You Can't Take It with You Broadway" playbill (vault), accessed March 23, 2019
  4. ^ The Sterile Cuckoo, accessed March 23, 2019
  5. ^ All the Right Moves, accessed March 23, 2019
  6. ^ Sandy Faison on IMDb
  7. ^ a b "Sandy Faison", accessed March 23, 2019
  8. ^ An Eight Is Enough Wedding, accessed March 23, 2019
  9. ^ "Sandy Faison Fund", accessed March 23, 2019
  10. ^ "Technical Theater. Sandy Faison, Assistant Principal", accessed March 23, 2019
  11. ^ "Sandy Faison, Neighborhood Playhouse", accessed March 23, 2019
  12. ^ "Faculty. Sandy Faison ~ Meisner Acting Technique II" accessed March 23, 2019

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