This wholesome "Chatty Cathy" delight had all the earmarkings of becoming a dithery TV star in the early 70s and a couple of sitcom vehicles were handed to her with silver platter-like enthusiasm. Neither, however, made the best use of her elfin charm and both series died a quick death. Nonetheless, Sandy Duncan went on to become a Disney film lead, a TV commodity pitching crackers and arguably the best Peter Pan Broadway has ever offered. Like Sally Field and Karen Valentine before her, Sandy had a potentially terminable case of the cutes that often did her more harm than good. But also, like the others, her talent won out.
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Sandy Duncan was born and raised in Texas and made her theatrical debut in a summer production of The King and I in Dallas at the age of After attending a year of college, she decided to move to New York and pursue a career in entertainment. She finally got her big break in the Broadway musical Canterbury Tales, for which she received her first Tony Award nomination in as Best Supporting Actress in a musical. Duncan made her mark in television in her own comedy series, Funny Face , for which she earned an Emmy Award nomination for the season. She received her second Emmy nomination for her performance in the critically acclaimed mini-series Roots , where she ranged from 20 to 70 years old.
Sandy Duncan b. After first receiving postiive notices for her work at the start of the s, she rose to mainstream popularity as the star of the sitcom Funny Face , which was later renamed The Sandy Duncan Show as an acknowledgement of her popularity. She also won notices and an Emmy nomination for her work in the groundbreaking miniseries, Roots , and she was also involved in several early productions featuring the popular children's character Barney the Dinosaur. After a period of performing mostly on the stage most notably playing the lead role in a revival of Peter Pan , Duncan returned to TV stardom in the late 80s-early 90s when she took over the lead role on the sitcom Valerie , replacing Valerie Harper; the series was retitled The Hogan Family. A longstanding misconception is that Duncan has a glass eye; the myth has grown to the point where a punk rock band named itself Sandy Duncan's Glass Eye and it was referenced in the TV series Family Guy. In a interview with the Pittsburgh Examiner , Duncan admitted being amused by the urban legend, but clarified that while a surgery to remove a tumor in the early s left her blind in that eye, it is her own.