Jessica Tandy

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.
    Known for
    Acting
    Place of birth
    London, England
    Birthday
    6/7/1909
Camilla
Camilla
5.7
The Story Lady
The Story Lady
6
Foxfire
Foxfire
7.3
The Gin Game
The Gin Game
8
Driving Miss Daisy
Driving Miss Daisy
7.2
Fried Green Tomatoes
Fried Green Tomatoes
7.7
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*batteries not included
6.7
To Dance with the White Dog
To Dance with the White Dog
7.6
Butley
Butley
6.3
The Fourposter
The Fourposter
0
Murder in the Family
Murder in the Family
0
The Birds
The Birds
7.5
Still of the Night
Still of the Night
5.7
The Desert Fox: The Story of Rommel
The Desert Fox: The Story of Rommel
6.7
The Bostonians
The Bostonians
5.3
Best Friends
Best Friends
5.1
A Woman's Vengeance
A Woman's Vengeance
6.6
Nobody's Fool
Nobody's Fool
6.8
September Affair
September Affair
6.1
The House on Carroll Street
The House on Carroll Street
5.7
The Seventh Cross
The Seventh Cross
6.8
Used People
Used People
5.4
Indiscretions of Eve
Indiscretions of Eve
0
The Moon and Sixpence
The Moon and Sixpence
0
The Light in the Forest
The Light in the Forest
6.8
The World According to Garp
The World According to Garp
6.7
A Streetcar on Broadway
A Streetcar on Broadway
6.5
The Green Years
The Green Years
6.3
Forever Amber
Forever Amber
5.8
Tennessee Williams' South
Tennessee Williams' South
10
Jessica Tandy: Theatre Legend to Screen Star
Jessica Tandy: Theatre Legend to Screen Star
6
Cocoon
Cocoon
6.6
Blonde Fever
Blonde Fever
4.8
Miss Daisy's Journey: From Stage to Screen
Miss Daisy's Journey: From Stage to Screen
7
Cocoon: The Return
Cocoon: The Return
6.5
Dragonwyck
Dragonwyck
6.6
The Valley of Decision
The Valley of Decision
7.5
Hemingway's Adventures of a Young Man
Hemingway's Adventures of a Young Man
4.8
Honky Tonk Freeway
Honky Tonk Freeway
5.1
The Christmas Tree
0
Terror in the Aisles
Terror in the Aisles
6.1
Night of 100 Stars III
Night of 100 Stars III
6
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