Frances Bay

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Frances Bay
BornFrances Goffman
(1919-01-23)January 23, 1919
Mannville, Alberta, Canada[1]
DiedSeptember 15, 2011(2011-09-15) (aged 92)
Tarzana, California, U.S.
Cause of deathPneumonia
Resting placeMount Sinai Memorial Park Cemetery
ResidenceLos Angeles, California
NationalityCanadian
OccupationActress
Years active1978–2011
Known forGrandma Gilmore in Happy Gilmore
Home townDauphin, Manitoba, Canada
Spouse(s)Charles Bay
(m. 1946–2002; his death)
ChildrenEli Joshua (dead)

Frances Bay (Frances Goffman January 23, 1919 – September 15, 2011) was a Canadian movie, television, and stage actress who started her career when she was 50 and is known for her role as Grandma Gilmore in Happy Gilmore.

She was born in Mannville, Alberta, Canada on January 23, 1919. Her father was a Ukrainian Jewish immigrant. She was raised in Dauphin, Manitoba, Canada. She was married to Charles Bay from 1946 until his death in 2002. They had a son Eli Joshua Bay who died before them. Bay was in a car crash and had a leg amputated in 2002, after her husband's death.

Bay died on September 15, 2011 in Tarzana, California by her home in Los Angeles, California from pneumonia, she was 92 years old.[2]

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  1. Profile of Goffman family, pg. 4
  2. Zakarin, Jordan (September 18, 2011). "Frances Bay Dead: 'Happy Gilmore,' 'Seinfeld' Actress Passes Away At 92". Huffington Post. Retrieved September 19, 2011.

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