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.
January 23, 1919
|Died||September 15, 2011 (aged 92)|
|Cause of death||Pneumonia|
|Resting place||Mount Sinai Memorial Park Cemetery|
|Residence||Los Angeles, California|
|Known for||Grandma Gilmore in Happy Gilmore|
|Home town||Dauphin, Manitoba, Canada|
(m. 1946–2002; his death)
|Children||Eli Joshua (dead)|
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.
- Profile of Goffman family, pg. 4
- Zakarin, Jordan (September 18, 2011). "Frances Bay Dead: 'Happy Gilmore,' 'Seinfeld' Actress Passes Away At 92". Huffington Post. Retrieved September 19, 2011.