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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 11 wins & 13 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Driving Miss Daisy
Driving Miss Daisy Daisy Werthan
(1989)
The Birds
The Birds Lydia Brenner
(1963)
Fried Green Tomatoes
Fried Green Tomatoes Ninny Threadgoode
(1991)
*batteries not included
(1987)

Filmography

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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
 1962 Hemingway's Adventures of a Young Man
Mrs. Helen Adams
 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
 1957 Suspicion (TV Series)
- Murder Me Gently (1957)
 1957 Studio 57 (TV Series)
Miss Bedford
- Little Miss Bedford (1957) ... Miss Bedford
 1951-1957 Studio One in Hollywood (TV Series)
Mrs. Moore / Connaught O'Brien
- The Five Dollar Bill (1957) ... Mrs. Moore
- Hangman's House (1951) ... Connaught O'Brien
 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 Betty Crocker Star Matinee (TV Series)
- The Weak Spot (1951)
 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:

Stage: Starred (as "Agnes") in "The Fourposter" Comedy. Written by Jan de Hartog. Scenic Design by Syrjala. Costume Design by Lucinda Ballard. Assistants to Syrjala: Regina McKeever and Gage Spencer. Directed by José Ferrer. Ethel Barrymore Theatre (moved to The John Golden Theatre from 1 Dec 1952 to close): 24 Oct 1951-2 May 1953 (... 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:

I must say, if I had known at the beginning of my life that this is where I would get to, I would have said, "Not possible. Not possible." See more »

Trivia:

Mother of Susan Hawkins with Jack Hawkins and Tandy Cronyn and Christopher Cronyn with Hume Cronyn.

Grandmother of actress Katherine Cronyn. See more »

Star Sign:

Gemini

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