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Jessica Tandy

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.

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Jun 7, 1909 In London, England
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie The Indiscretions of Eve 1932-09-12
Latest Project:
Movie A Streetcar on Broadway 2006-01-01
Known For
Poster of Fried Green Tomatoes
Poster of *batteries not included
Poster of Cocoon
Poster of Star Stage
Movie A Streetcar on Broadway Self (archive footage) 2006-01-01
Movie Miss Daisy's Journey: From Stage to Screen Daisy Werthan (archive footage) (uncredited) 2003-02-04
Movie Jessica Tandy: Theatre Legend to Screen Star Self (archive footage) 2003-02-04
Movie Camilla Camilla Cara 1994-11-25
Movie Nobody's Fool Beryl Peoples 1994-12-23
Movie To Dance with the White Dog Cora Peek 1993-12-05
Movie Used People Freida 1992-12-16
Movie The Story Lady Grace McQueen 1991-12-09
Movie Fried Green Tomatoes Ninny Threadgoode 1991-12-27
Series Dream On Unknown 1990-07-08
Movie Driving Miss Daisy Daisy Werthan 1989-12-13
Movie The House on Carroll Street Miss Venable 1988-03-04
Movie Cocoon: The Return Alma Finley 1988-09-13
Movie Foxfire Annie Nations 1987-12-13
Movie *batteries not included Faye Riley 1987-12-18
Movie Cocoon Alma Finley 1985-06-21
Movie The Bostonians Miss Birdseye 1984-05-01
Movie Terror in the Aisles Lydia Brenner (archive footage) (uncredited) 1984-10-26
Movie The World According to Garp Mrs. Fields 1982-08-13
Movie Still of the Night Grace Rice 1982-11-19
Movie Best Friends Eleanor McCullen 1982-12-17
Movie The Gin Game Fonsia Dorsey 1981-06-23
Movie Honky Tonk Freeway Carol 1981-08-21
Series The Kennedy Center Honors Unknown 1978-12-28
Movie Butley Edna Shaft 1974-01-21
Movie Tennessee Williams' South Unknown 1973-01-01
Series Judd for the Defense Unknown 1967-09-08
Series The F.B.I. Unknown 1965-09-19
Movie The Birds Lydia Brenner 1963-03-28
Movie Hemingway's Adventures of a Young Man Mrs. Adams 1962-07-25
Series The Merv Griffin Show Self 1962-10-01
Movie The Light in the Forest Myra Butler 1958-07-08
Movie The Christmas Tree Mrs. Martin 1958-12-14
Series Suspicion Unknown 1957-09-30
Series Telephone Time Unknown 1956-04-08
Series Tony Awards Award Accepter 1956-04-01
Series Star Stage Unknown 1955-09-09
Movie The Fourposter Unknown 1955-01-01
Series Alfred Hitchcock Presents Unknown 1955-10-02
Series The Alcoa Hour Olivia Crummit 1955-10-16
Series The Marriage Liz Marriott 1954-07-01
Series Producers' Showcase Agnes 1954-10-18
Series General Electric Theater Unknown 1953-02-01
Series Omnibus Unknown 1952-11-09
Series Schlitz Playhouse of Stars Unknown 1951-10-05
Movie The Desert Fox: The Story of Rommel Frau Lucie Marie Rommel 1951-10-16
Series Hallmark Hall of Fame Unknown 1951-12-24
Series Prudential Family Playhouse Unknown 1950-10-10
Movie September Affair Catherine Lawrence 1950-10-18
Series Lights Out Unknown 1949-07-19
Series Actors Studio Miss Lucretia Collins 1948-09-26
Movie A Woman's Vengeance Janet Spence 1948-01-29
Series The Ed Sullivan Show Unknown 1948-06-20
Series The Philco Television Playhouse Unknown 1948-10-03
Series Studio One Unknown 1948-11-07
Movie Forever Amber Nan Britton 1947-10-10
Movie Dragonwyck Peggy O'Malley 1946-04-10
Movie The Green Years Kate Leckie 1946-07-04
Movie The Valley of Decision Louise Kane 1945-05-03
Movie The Seventh Cross Liesel Roeder 1944-07-24
Movie Blonde Fever Restaurant Patron 1944-12-05
Movie The Indiscretions of Eve Maid 1932-09-12