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Jessica Tandy (1909–1994)


A beloved, twinkly blue-eyed doyenne of stage and screen, actress Jessica Tandy's career spanned nearly six and a half decades. In that course of time, she enjoyed an amazing film renaissance at age 80, something unheard of in a town that worships youth and nubile beauty. She was born Jessie Alice Tandy in London in 1909, the daughter of Jessie ... See full bio »

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Won 1 Oscar. Another 13 wins & 11 nominations. See more awards »

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 1993 To Dance with the White Dog (TV Movie)
Cora Peek
 1992 Used People
Freida
 1991 The Story Lady (TV Movie)
Grace McQueen
 1988 The House on Carroll Street
Miss Venable
 1987 Foxfire (TV Movie)
Annie Nations
 1982 The World According to Garp
Mrs. Fields
 1981 The Gin Game (TV Movie)
Fonsia Dorsey
 1981 Honky Tonk Freeway
Carol
 1974 Butley
Edna Shaft
 1972 The F.B.I. (TV Series)
Ardyth Nolan
- The Set-Up (1972) ... Ardyth Nolan
 1972 O'Hara, U.S. Treasury (TV Series)
Genevieve
- Operation: Dorias (1972) ... Genevieve
 1972 Norman Corwin Presents (TV Series)
- A Foreign Field (1972)
 1968 Judd for the Defense (TV Series)
Helen Wister
- Punishments, Cruel and Unusual (1968) ... Helen Wister
 1958 The Christmas Tree (TV Movie)
Mrs. Martin
 1958 The Light in the Forest
Myra Butler
 1956-1958 Alfred Hitchcock Presents (TV Series)
Laura Bowlby / Julia Lester / Edwina Freel
- The Canary Sedan (1958) ... Laura Bowlby
- The Glass Eye (1957) ... Julia Lester
- Toby (1956) ... Edwina Freel
 1957-1958 Schlitz Playhouse (TV Series)
Cora Torrence
- Long Distance (1958)
- Clothes Make the Man (1957) ... Cora Torrence
 1958 Telephone Time (TV Series)
Bertha Kinsky
- War Against War (1958) ... Bertha Kinsky
 1957 Suspicion (TV Series)
- Murder Me Gently (1957)
 1957 Studio 57 (TV Series)
 1951-1957 Studio One in Hollywood (TV Series)
Mrs. Moore
- The Five Dollar Bill (1957) ... Mrs. Moore
- Hangman's House (1951)
 1955-1956 Goodyear Playhouse (TV Series)
Leticia Blacklock / Liz Marriott
- Christmas 'til Closing (1955) ... Liz Marriott
 1956 General Electric Theater (TV Series)
Laura Whittemarc
- The Pot of Gold (1956) ... Laura Whittemarc
 1956 The Alcoa Hour (TV Series)
Olivia Crummit
- The Confidence Man (1956) ... Olivia Crummit
 1956 Star Stage (TV Series)
 1955 The Philco-Goodyear Television Playhouse (TV Series)
Liz Marriott
- Christmas 'til Closing (1955) ... Liz Marriott
 1953-1955 Omnibus (TV Series)
Blanche Du Bois / Jackie
- Glory in the Flower (1953) ... Jackie
 1955 Producers' Showcase (TV Series)
Agnes
- The Fourposter (1955) ... Agnes
 1954 The Marriage (TV Series)
Liz Marriott
- The Dreamer (1954) ... Liz Marriott
- Inside Bobby Logan (1954) ... Liz Marriott
- Episode #1.6 (1954) ... Liz Marriott
- Episode #1.5 (1954) ... Liz Marriott
- Episode #1.4 (1954) ... Liz Marriott
 1951 Lights Out (TV Series)
- Bird of Time (1951)
 1950 September Affair
Catherine Lawrence
 1950 Masterpiece Playhouse (TV Series)
Hedda
- Hedda Gabler (1950) ... Hedda
 1948 Actor's Studio (TV Series)
Miss Lucretia Collins
- Portrait of a Madonna (1948) ... Miss Lucretia Collins
 1947 Forever Amber
Nan Britton
 1946 The Green Years
Kate Leckie
 1945 The Valley of Decision
Louise Kane
 1944 Blonde Fever
Diner at Inn (uncredited)
 1944 The Seventh Cross
Liesel Roeder
 1939 Fox in the Morning (TV Movie)
Barbara Scott
 1939 Fiat Justitia (TV Movie)
 1938 Glorious Morning (TV Movie)
 1938 Murder in the Family
Ann Osborne
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Other Works:

She acted in William Shakespeare's play, "The Tempest," at the Old Vic Theatre in London, England with John Gielgud, Alec Guinness, Lewis Casson, Andrew Cruickshank, Marius Goring, Jack Hawkins, John McCallum, and Renee Asherson in the cast. George Devine and Marius Goring were directors. See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Biographical Movie | 1 Print Biography | 2 Interviews | 4 Articles | 1 Pictorial | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

Height:

5' 4" (1.63 m)
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Personal Quote:

[About her contract with Fox in the 40s] I think things were much more stereotyped then. You either were a sex symbol, or a beautiful woman, which I wasn't, or you got the dregs of the parts, not the interesting ones. I'd been playing large parts in the theater for a long time, being the whole cheese in a lot of plays, and I wanted to do more in films than I was offered. But Hume was working out ... See more »

Trivia:

At age 80, she was the oldest winner of a Best Actress Oscar for her role as Daisy Werthan in Driving Miss Daisy (1989). See more »

Star Sign:

Gemini

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