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Jessica Tandy (Jessie Alice Tandy)

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Biography

Stoke Newington, London, England, UK
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 Helen (Horspool), the head of a school for mentally handicapped children, and Harry Tandy, a traveling salesman. Her parents enrolled her as a teenager at the Ben Greet Academy of Acting where she showed immediate promise. Read more...

Actor

Character: Frau Lucie Marie Rommel

The Desert Fox: The Story of Rommel 1951

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Character: Lydia Brenner

The Birds 1963

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Character: Miss Beryl

Nobody's Fool 1994

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Character: Camilla Cara

Camilla 1994

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Character: Herself - Nominee: Best Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture & Best Actress in a Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for TV

The 49th Annual Golden Globe Awards 1992

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Character: Ninny Threadgoode

Fried Green Tomatoes 1991

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Character: Grace McQueen

The Story Lady 1991

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Character: Miss Venable

The House on Carroll Street 1988

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Character: Faye Riley

*batteries not included 1987

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Character: Annie Nations

Foxfire 1987

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Character: Herself - Nominated: Best Actress in a Supporting Role & Presenter: 'The Prince of Tides' Clip

The 64th Annual Academy Awards 1992

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Character: Herself - Presenter: Best Actor in a Leading Role

The 63rd Annual Academy Awards 1991

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Character: Alice Wiggims

The United States Steel Hour 1953

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Character: Kate Leckie

The Green Years 1946

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Character: Olivia Crummit

The Alcoa Hour 1955

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Character: Liesel Roeder

The Seventh Cross 1944

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Character: Helen Wister

Judd for the Defense 1967

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Character: Bertha Kinsky

Telephone Time 1956

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Character: Blanche Du Bois

Omnibus 1952

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Character: Eleanor McCullen

Best Friends 1982

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Character: Grace Rice

Still of the Night 1982

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Character: Herself - Winner: Best Actress in a Leading Role & Co-Presenter: Best Film Editing

The 62nd Annual Academy Awards 1990

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Character: Miss Birdseye

The Bostonians 1984

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Character: Herself - Presenter: Best Leading Actor in a Play

The 41st Annual Tony Awards 1987

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Character: Leticia Blacklock

Goodyear Playhouse 1951

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Character: Herself - Presenter: Best Direction of a Play & Best Leading Actor in a Play

The 44th Annual Tony Awards 1990

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