|Birth: ||Jun. 7, 1909|
|Death: ||Sep. 11, 1994|
Actress. Jessica Tandy began her career acting in stage productions. She studied drama at the Ben Greet Academy and made her debut in London at the age of 16. Her first film appearance was in the 1932 film "The Indiscretions of Eve". Another notable film was 1944's "The Seventh Cross" which starred Spencer Tracy and had Tandy acting opposite her husband, Hume Cronyn. She won a Tony award for her portrayal of Blanche DuBois in the stage version of "A Streetcar Named Desire". Her film appearances became rare after 1951. She acted in the Alfred Hitchcock film "The Birds" in 1963. After she won her second Tony award for "The Gin Game" (1978) Jessica‚s film career entered its most successful stage. She would appear in numerous films including, "The World According to Garp" (1982), "Cocoon" (1985), "Batteries Not Included" (1987), and "Driving Miss Daisy" (1989), for which she won the Academy award for Best Actress (making her one of the oldest winners of an Oscar in a competitive category. She and George Burns both won at the age of 80). She was also in "Fried Green Tomatoes" (1991), "Used People" (1992) and "Nobody's Fool" (1994).
Jack Hawkins and Jessica Tandy had one daughter together.
(bio by: r77ortiz)
Jack Hawkins (1910 - 1973)
Hume Cronyn (1911 - 2003)*
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