Bridgette Andersen

Bridgette Andersen
Savannah Smiles

Savannah Smiles (1982)

Role: Savannah
Screen Time: 90%
Age: 6 years old


Bridgette Andersen

Rating: 9 (3 votes)
Birth: 7/11/1975
Current Age: 41 years old
Death: 5/18/1997


Bridgette Andersen Biography

Bridgette Andersen was born on July 11, 1975 to Frank Glass and Teresa Andersen in Inglewood, California and grew up in Malibu. She always considered it good luck to have her birthday read as 7-11 instead of July 11th. One thing unique about her she would always kiss the first two fingers on her right hand and then touch any digital clock that read 7:11. As a child starlet, she played in many films and touched many hearts in the Utah film Savannah Smiles (1982). As a teenager, she became involved with drugs and especially heroin. She died in May, 1997, after an accidental overdose of alcohol and drugs.
Favorite food was Sushi
Liked watching LA Kings hockey games
Could remember her lines from any movie
Got her start in show business by modeling.
She had a staggeringly high IQ and had been reading since she was 2 and a half years old. With a wide range of reading interests at the age of six, Hemmingway was her favorite writer and "Old Man and the Sea" her favorite book.
For her part as "Young Mae" in the television production of Mae West, she "picked up" dancing by wearing tap shoes non-stop for a week and watching Gene Kelly in "Singin' in the Rain". At the point she was assigned to a dance instructor she was already so adept that she learned the routines in a few days.
At the age of two she said to her father: "I'm an actress, you know!" Within six months an agent had accepted her as a client and she began a three year period of fashion modeling, TV commercials and bit parts in a dozen TV shows, including "King's Crossing" and "Washington Mistress" with Lucie Arnaz.
Collected stuffed animals as a child, and had over 100 of them
Is a distantly related to fairy-tale author Hans Christian Andersen
Siblings: one sister, Angelica Andersen; two brothers, Dean Glass and Mark Ballan.
One of her final performances was a guest role on "Unhappily Ever After" (1995), taped the year before she passed away.