Jessica Tandy

Jessica Tandy
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.
Name Jessica Tandy
Also Known As
Birthday 1909-06-07
Deathday 1994-09-11
Gender Female
IMDB Jessica Tandy profile on IMDB
Place of Birth London, England
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1989-12-13
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As: Lydia Brenner
1963-03-28
The Birds...
As: Ninny Threadgoode
1991-12-27
Fried Green Tomatoes...
As: Alma Finley
1985-06-21
Cocoon...
As: Alma Finley
1988-11-23
Cocoon: The Return...
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1982-08-13
The World According ...
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1987-12-18
*batteries not inclu...
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1994-12-23
Nobody's Fool...
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1982-11-19
Still of the Night...
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1951-10-16
The Desert Fox: The ...
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1946-04-10
Dragonwyck...
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1984-10-02
The Bostonians...
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1945-06-01
The Valley of Decisi...
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1982-12-17
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1958-07-08
The Light in the For...
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1950-10-18
September Affair...
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1988-03-04
The House on Carroll...
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1944-07-24
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1994-11-25
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1948-01-29
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1991-12-09
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1946-07-04
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1947-10-10
Forever Amber...
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1962-07-25
Hemingway's Adventur...
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1993-12-05
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1974-01-21
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As: Annie Nations
1987-12-13
Foxfire...
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1973-01-01
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1955-01-01
The Fourposter...
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1992-12-16
Used People...
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1981-06-23
The Gin Game...
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1932-09-12
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1944-12-05
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1965-09-19
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1952-11-09
Omnibus...
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1948-11-07
Studio One...
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1948-06-20
The Ed Sullivan Show...
As: Genevieve
1971-09-17
O'Hara, U.S. Treasur...
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1948-10-03
The Philco Televisio...
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1951-10-05
Schlitz Playhouse of...
As: Leticia Blacklock
1951-10-14
Goodyear Television ...
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1954-10-18
Producers' Showcase...
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1955-09-09
Star Stage...
As: Liz Marriott
1954-07-01
The Marriage...
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1990-07-08
Dream On...
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1953-02-01
General Electric The...
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1951-12-24
Hallmark Hall of Fam...
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1955-10-02
Alfred Hitchcock Pre...
As: Olivia Crummit
1955-10-16
The Alcoa Hour...
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1967-09-08
Judd for the Defense...
As: Miss Lucretia Collin
1948-09-26
Actors Studio...
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1957-09-30
Suspicion...
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1956-04-08
Telephone Time...
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1978-12-28
The Kennedy Center H...
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1949-07-19
Lights Out...
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1950-10-10
Prudential Family Pl...