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Jessie Alice "Jessica" Tandy (June 7 1909 – September 11 1994) was an English - American stage and film actress.

She first appeared on the London stage in 1926 at the age of 16, playing, among others, Katherine opposite Laurence Olivier's Henry V, and Cordelia opposite John Gielgud's King Lear. She also worked in British films. Following the end of her marriage to Jack Hawkins, she moved to New York, where she met Canadian actor Hume Cronyn. He became her second husband and frequent partner on stage and screen.

She won the Tony Award for her performance as Blanche Dubois in the original Broadway production of A Streetcar Named Desire in 1948, sharing the prize with Katherine Cornell (who won for Antony and Cleopatra) and Judith Anderson (for the latter's portrayal of Medea). Over the following three decades, her career continued sporadically and included a substantial role in Alfred Hitchcock's film, The Birds (1963), and a Tony Award-winning performance in The Gin Game (playing in the two-character play opposite her husband, Cronyn) in 1977. She, along with Cronyn was a member of the original acting company of The Guthrie Theater.

In the mid 1980s she enjoyed a career revival. She appeared opposite Hume Cronyn in the Broadway production of Foxfire in 1983 and its television adaptation four years later, winning both a Tony Award and an Emmy Award for her portrayal of Annie Nations. During these years, she appeared in films such as Cocoon (1985), also with Cronyn.

She became the oldest actress to receive the Academy Award for Best Actress for her role in Driving Miss Daisy (1989), for which she also won a BAFTA and a Golden Globe, and was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for Fried Green Tomatoes (1991). At the height of her success, she was named as one of People's "50 Most Beautiful People". She was diagnosed with ovarian cancer in 1990, and continued working until shortly before her death.

Description above from the Wikipedia article Jessica Tandy, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Jessie Alice "Jessica" Tandy (June 7 1909 – September 11 1994) was an English - American stage and film actress.

She first appeared on the London stage in 1926 at the age of 16, playing, among others, Katherine opposite Laurence Olivier's Henry V, and Cordelia opposite John Gielgud's King Lear. She also worked in British films. Following the end of her marriage to Jack Hawkins, she moved to New York, where she met Canadian actor Hume Cronyn. He became her second husband and frequent partner on stage and screen.

She won the Tony Award for her performance as Blanche Dubois in the original Broadway production of A Streetcar Named Desire in 1948, sharing the prize with Katherine Cornell (who won for Antony and Cleopatra) and Judith Anderson (for the latter's portrayal of Medea). Over the following three decades, her career continued sporadically and included a substantial role in Alfred Hitchcock's film, The Birds (1963), and a Tony Award-winning performance in The Gin Game (playing in the two-character play opposite her husband, Cronyn) in 1977. She, along with Cronyn was a member of the original acting company of The Guthrie Theater.

In the mid 1980s she enjoyed a career revival. She appeared opposite Hume Cronyn in the Broadway production of Foxfire in 1983 and its television adaptation four years later, winning both a Tony Award and an Emmy Award for her portrayal of Annie Nations. During these years, she appeared in films such as Cocoon (1985), also with Cronyn.

She became the oldest actress to receive the Academy Award for Best Actress for her role in Driving Miss Daisy (1989), for which she also won a BAFTA and a Golden Globe, and was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for Fried Green Tomatoes (1991). At the height of her success, she was named as one of People's "50 Most Beautiful People". She was diagnosed with ovarian cancer in 1990, and continued working until shortly before her death.

Description above from the Wikipedia article Jessica Tandy, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Female

Known Credits 56

Birthday 1909-06-07

Day of Death 1994-09-11

Place of Birth London, England

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Acting TV ShowsMovies

1994 Nobody's Fool as Beryl Peoples
1994 Camilla as Camilla Cara
1993 To Dance with the White Dog as Cora Peek
1992 Used People as Freida
1991 Fried Green Tomatoes as Ninny Threadgoode
1991 The Story Lady as Grace McQueen
1990 Dream On(1 episode)
1989 Driving Miss Daisy as Daisy Werthan
1988 Cocoon: The Return as Alma Finley
1988 The House on Carroll Street as Miss Venable
1987 *batteries not included as Faye Riley
1987 Foxfire as Annie Nations
1985 Cocoon as Alma Finley
1984 The Bostonians as Miss Birdseye
1982 Best Friends as Eleanor McCullen
1982 Still of the Night as Grace Rice
1982 The World According to Garp as Mrs. Fields
1981 The Gin Game as Fonsia Dorsey
1978 The Kennedy Center Honors(1 episode)
1974 Butley as Edna Shaft
1973 Tennessee Williams' South
1971 O'Hara, U.S. Treasury(22 episodes) as Genevieve
1967 Judd for the Defense(1 episode)
1965 The F.B.I.(1 episode)
1963 The Birds as Lydia Brenner
1962 Hemingway's Adventures of a Young Man as Mrs. Adams
1958 The Light in the Forest as Myra Butler
1957 Suspicion(41 episodes)
1956 Telephone Time(1 episode)
1955 The Alcoa Hour(50 episodes) as Olivia Crummit
1955 Alfred Hitchcock Presents(3 episodes)
1955 Star Stage(34 episodes)
1955 The Fourposter
1954 Producers' Showcase(38 episodes) as Agnes
1954 The Marriage(8 episodes) as Liz Marriott
1953 General Electric Theater(1 episode)
1952 Omnibus(2 episodes)
1951 Hallmark Hall of Fame(3 episodes)
1951 The Desert Fox: The Story of Rommel as Frau Lucie Marie Rommel
1951 Goodyear Television Playhouse(144 episodes) as Leticia Blacklock
1951 Schlitz Playhouse of Stars(1 episode)
1950 September Affair as Catherine Lawrence
1950 Prudential Family Playhouse(13 episodes)
1949 Lights Out(1 episode)
1948 Studio One(2 episodes)
1948 The Philco Television Playhouse(1 episode)
1948 Actors Studio(65 episodes) as Miss Lucretia Collins
1948 The Ed Sullivan Show(4 episodes)
1948 A Woman's Vengeance as Janet Spence
1947 Forever Amber as Nan Britton
1946 The Green Years as Kate Leckie
1946 Dragonwyck as Peggy O'Malley
1945 The Valley of Decision as Louise Kane
1944 Blonde Fever as Restaurant Patron
1944 The Seventh Cross as Liesel Roeder
1932 The Indiscretions of Eve as Maid

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