Birth Name: Alexandra Zuck
Date of Birth: April 23, 1942
Place of Birth: Bayonne, New Jersey, U.S.
Date of Death: February 20, 2005
Place of Death: Thousand Oaks, California, U.S.
Sandra Dee was an American actress and model. She was also credited as Sandra Douvan.
Her parents, Mary (Cymboliak) and John Zuck/Zuch, were of Carpatho-Rusyn descent. Rusyns are an ethnic group from Eastern Europe, including Poland, where Sandra’s family was from. Her family was of the Russian Orthodox faith. Sandra had a son with her former husband, singer and actor Bobby Darin.
Sandra’s paternal grandfather was named Walter Zuck/Zuch. Walter was born in Vilna.
Sandra’s paternal grandmother was named Stella A.
Sandra’s maternal grandfather was named Aleksander/Alexander Cymbaljak. Aleksander was born in Izby, Poland.
Sandra’s maternal grandmother was named Anna/Annie Plaskon. Anna was born in New Jersey, to immigrant parents.
Anna’s parents are listed in one source as John Plaskon and Akila/Akillia Frycki. It is not clear if this is accurate. Anna’s mother may have been named Tacanna “Catherine/Katie” Tesbir/Fezbyr, who re-married to Archibald Joachim “Akim”/”Archie” Wanko/Van’ko. Akila was the daughter of Leontinus Frycki and Barbara Plaskon.
Sandra’s father on the 1920 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
Sandra’s maternal grandmother, Anna/Annie Plaskon, on the 1910 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org