Seinfeld's Frances Bay Dies At 92

Entertainment Sep. 19, 2011 AT 11:31AM
Seinfeld's Frances Bay Dies At 92 Credit: Jeremy Montemagni/FilmMagic

Character actress Frances Bay -- best known as the woman who battled Jerry Seinfeld for that famous loaf of marble rye in Seinfeld -- died Thursday in Los Angeles, The New York Times reports. She was 92.

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Bay's cousin, Marly Zaslow, confirms the actress died as a result of complications from pneumonia.

Born Frances Goffman, Bay began her career as a radio actress, but left the industry to marry and start a family. Bay made her film debut in Goldie Hawn and Chevy Chase's 1978 comedy Foul Play, before going on to appear in more than 150 other projects.

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In addition to her Seinfeld appearance, Bay -- who frequently starred in sweet old lady roles -- also played Adam Sandler's grandmother in Happy Gilmore and Arthur Fonzarelli's grandmother on Happy Days.

Bay was last seen in a recurring role on ABC's The Middle as recently as this year.

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