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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.

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Jun 7, 1909 In London, England
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In the movie The Indiscretions of Eve 1932-09-12
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Movie James Dean: Forever Young 2005-05-20
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Movie James Dean: Forever Young Herself (archive footage) 2005-05-20
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
Movie Driving Miss Daisy Daisy Werthan 1989-12-13
Movie Cocoon: The Return Alma Finley 1988-09-13
Movie The House on Carroll Street Miss Venable 1988-03-04
Movie Cocoon Alma Finley 1985-06-21
Movie The World According to Garp Mrs. Fields 1982-08-13
Movie Best Friends Eleanor McCullen 1982-12-17
Movie Still of the Night Grace Rice 1982-11-19
Movie Honky Tonk Freeway Carol 1981-08-21
Movie Butley Edna Shaft 1974-01-21
Movie Tennessee Williams' South 1973-01-01
Series O'Hara, U.S. Treasury Genevieve 1971-09-17
Movie The Birds Lydia Brenner 1963-03-28
Movie Hemingway's Adventures of a Young Man Mrs. Adams 1962-07-25
Movie The Light in the Forest Myra Butler 1958-07-08
Series Producers' Showcase Agnes 1954-10-18
Series The Marriage Liz Marriott 1954-07-01
Movie The Desert Fox: The Story of Rommel Frau Lucie Marie Rommel 1951-10-16
Series Prudential Family Playhouse 1950-10-10
Movie September Affair Catherine Lawrence 1950-10-18
Movie A Woman's Vengeance Janet Spence 1948-01-29
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
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