Legendary character actress, Jessica Tandy, was born Jessie Alice Tandy on Jun 7, 1909 in London, England. Tandy died at the age of 85 on Sep 11, 1994 in Easton, CT .
A powerful character star, Jessica Tandy, was often seen in crafty or neurotic roles, but remained largely a stage actress. Her second husband (1942 to her death in 1994) was the Canadian actor Hume Cronyn, their daughter, Tandy Cronyn, is also an actress. Her first husband (1932-1940) was the British star Hack Hawkins.(Source: available at Amazon Quinlan's Illustrated Dictionary of Film Character Actors).
HONORS and AWARDS:.
Jessica Tandy was nominated for two Academy Awards, winning one for Best Actress for Driving Miss Daisy (as Daisy Werthan) in 1989.
|1989||Best Actress||Driving Miss Daisy (1989)||Daisy Werthan||Won|
|1991||Best Supporting Actress||Fried Green Tomatoes (1991)||Ninny Threadgoode||Nominated|
She was honored with one star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the category of Motion Pictures.
Lydia Brenner: No!
Cathy Brenner: But Mom, they're in a cage.
Lydia Brenner: They're birds, aren't they?
Lydia Brenner: [reacting to Melanie's bird-inflicted wounds] Yes, of course, bandages! It's terrible!
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