Ms. Allen appeared in Fellini's 'Casanova' with Donald Sutherland. Her part was originally written for a cold, uncaring character, but when she showed up on the set, she impressed everyone so much with the sweetness of her personality that they rewrote the part. I'll remember her fondly for her sense of humor; she liked to wear a t-shirt that read 'LIFE IS SHORT- I'M NOT.'
There's one other Sandy Allen story that I think is priceless. There is a young man in the Ukraine with a seriously overactive pituitary gland. He grew to a reported height of 8 feet 4 inches and was on the verge of dying. Suddenly, his pituitary gland shut down. A BBC news crew interviewed him, and he said that he thought that God must be punishing him for being so tall/ or by being tall. (Sorry, folks, my Ukrainian isn't all that good.) Anyhow, Sandy Allen sent him a computer disc, telling, no, that isn't God's punishment on you, that's just the way it is. (People, please refrain from saying 'that was mighty big of her.')
RIP Sandy Allen