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Jessie Royce Landis (Jessie Royce Medbury)

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Biography

Chicago, Illinois, USA
Jessie Royce Landis was called "an international star" in her New York Times obituary. She was 20 when she made her stage debut at the Playhouse in Chicago as the young countess in "The Highwayman". Soon she was on Broadway. In 1950 she went to London for "Larger Than Life", a dramatization of W. Somerset Maugham's novel, "Theatre". There she received an award for the best performance of the year. The following year in London she had the prima donna role (a singing part) in "And So To Bed". In 1954, she published her autobiography, "You Won't Be So Pretty". Read more...

Actor

Character: Martha Winters

My Foolish Heart 1949

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Character: Mrs. Greenleaf

It Happens Every Spring 1949

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Character: Olive Lloyd Ransome: Ways and Means

Meet Me Tonight 1952

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Character: Jessie Royce Landis - First Nighter

Main Street to Broadway 1953

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Character: Mrs. Madeline Shaeffer

The Girl He Left Behind 1956

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Character: Elizabeth T. Chapman

A Private's Affair 1959

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Character: Ethel Williams

Boys' Night Out 1962

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Character: Albertina Blythe

Gidget Goes to Rome 1963

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Character: Johanna Wagner

The United States Steel Hour 1953

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Character: Mrs. Harriet DuBarry Mossman

Airport 1970

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Character: Madame Olga Nemirovitch

The Man from U.N.C.L.E. 1964

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Character: Olivia Chesney

Climax! 1954

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Character: Jessie Stevens

To Catch a Thief 1955

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Character: Mrs. Kilburn

Thriller 1960

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Character: Queen Mother Alfreda

NET Playhouse 1964

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Character: Mrs. Van der Besh

Goodbye Again 1961

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