Most famous for playing sweet grandmothers, appearing in more than 50 films and 100 television series, Bay is probably best remembered for playing the woman robbed of her marble rye on marble rye on “Seinfeld” and Adam Sandler‘s grandma in “Happy Gilmore.”
Reportedly ill from for some time, Bay passed away at the Providence Tarzana Medical Center in Los Angeles, as confirmed by her cousin Marly Zaslov.
One of the most interesting things about Bay was how late in life she took to acting. She first appeared on screen at the age of 59, after a long tenure as housewife.
Her most recent part was a recurring role on ABC’s “The Middle” as Aunt Ginny.
Canadian by birth, Toronto Mail and Globe notes that she was inducted into Canada’s Walk of Fame in 2008, thanks in large part to a petition with 10,000 names which included personal letters from co-stars like Adam Sandler, Jerry Seinfeld and Henry Winkler.