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Jessica Tandy (1909–1994)
Actress | Soundtrack
Date of Birth 7 June 1909, Stoke Newington, London, England, UK
Date of Death 11 September 1994, Easton, Connecticut, USA (ovarian cancer)
Birth Name Jessie Alice Tandy
Height 5' 4" (1.63 m)
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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. She was 16 when she made her professional bow as Sara Manderson in the play "The Manderson Girls", and was subsequently ... View All »
Age: 85 (age at death)
Died: 11 September 1994, Easton, Connecticut, USA
Nationality: American
Claim to Fame: Driving Miss Daisy

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(joking reference to her husband, Hume Cronyn) When he's late for dinner, I know he's either having an affair or is lying dead in the street, I always hope it's the street.

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Nominated for 20 Awards | Won 11

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