Oh I actually love Sandy now. What she does with such tiny gentle roles is AMAZING. (I remember that Fugitive episode in the video! I love that one!) But I always ended up with parts like Honey or Gwen Kellerman, these mousey types, and I longed to break out of myself. It's probably harder to play those mousey women anyway. I wanted these big scenery chewing roles, Martha in Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf, or Josie in The Moon for the Misbegotten, something where I could bare my soul broadly, freely, not be a mass of nerves, which is what I really am. To me, being myself wasn't acting (I now know better). So when I saw Colleen for the first time, it was a huge shock - this beautiful big soul shining out of this farm woman's body and face. She had something that magnetized me, riveted me to her, I had a connection somewhere. I still don't know what it is. She's so powerful. I still absolutely adore her and would do anything to be able to act even one time as well as she. I wanna grow up to be just like her. Actually, she was a lot like my mom.
At IMDB or wiki, I glanced at the description of Sandy, and it said she "outquirks even Geraldine Page". Now I find that very funny, because I can't stand Geraldine Page, but I really like Sandy Dennis.