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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 & 14 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Driving Miss Daisy
Driving Miss Daisy Daisy Werthan
(1989)
Fried Green Tomatoes
Fried Green Tomatoes Ninny Threadgoode
(1991)
*batteries not included
(1987)
Cocoon
Cocoon Alma Finley
(1985)

Filmography

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 1994 Nobody's Fool
Miss Beryl
 1994 Camilla
Camilla Cara
 1993 To Dance with the White Dog (TV Movie)
Cora Peek
 1992 Used People
Freida
 1991 Fried Green Tomatoes
Ninny Threadgoode
 1991 The Story Lady (TV Movie)
Grace McQueen
 1989 Driving Miss Daisy
Daisy Werthan
 1988 Cocoon: The Return
Alma Finley
 1988 The House on Carroll Street
Miss Venable
 1987 *batteries not included
Faye Riley
 1987 Foxfire (TV Movie)
Annie Nations
 1985 Cocoon
Alma Finley
 1984 The Bostonians
Miss Birdseye
 1982 Best Friends
Eleanor McCullen
 1982 Still of the Night
Grace Rice
 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
 1963 The Birds
Lydia Brenner
 1962 Hemingway's Adventures of a Young Man
Mrs. Helen Adams
 1959 The Moon and Sixpence (TV Movie)
Blanche Stroeve
 1959 The DuPont Show of the Month (TV Series)
Mrs. Baines
- The Fallen Idol (1959) ... Mrs. Baines
 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)
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
- A Murder Is Announced (1956) ... Leticia Blacklock
- 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)
 1956 The United States Steel Hour (TV Series)
Alice Wiggims
- The Great Adventure (1956) ... Alice Wiggims
 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
- Advice to Bathers (1955) ... Blanche Du Bois
- 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 The Desert Fox: The Story of Rommel
Frau Lucie Marie Rommel
 1951 Betty Crocker Star Matinee (TV Series)
- The Weak Spot (1951)
 1951 The Prudential Family Playhouse (TV Series)
Jane Crosby
- Icebound (1951) ... Jane Crosby
 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
 1948 A Woman's Vengeance
Janet Spence
 1947 Forever Amber
Nan Britton
 1946 Dragonwyck
Peggy O'Malley
 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 Jan De Hartog's play, "The Fourposter," at the Hanna Theatre in Cleveland, Ohio with Hume Cronyn in the cast. 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'm most comfortable on the stage. Because of the nature of film and television, you'll very often do the climactic scene on the first day and the other parts weeks later. It's hard to remember exactly what state you were in. It's easier when you start at the beginning and go through to the end. Any new project, new play, new film, you're really starting from square one every time. You can't be ... See more »

Trivia:

Was originally cast as Aunt Trina in I Remember Mama (1948) but later dropped out in order to pursue A Woman's Vengeance (1948). As a result Ellen Corby, who went on to receive a Best Supporting Actress Oscar nomination for her performance, was cast instead. See more »

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