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Tandy, Jessica

Born: 1909 AD
Died: 1994 AD, at 85 years of age.

Nationality: American
Categories: Actresses


1909 - Born on June 7th in London, England.

1925 - She was 16 when she made her professional bow as Sara Manderson in the play "The Manderson Girls," and was subsequently invited to join the Birmingham Repertory Theatre.

1929 - Her first West End play was in "The Rumour" at the Court Theatre.

1930 - Her Gotham bow was in "The Matriarch" at the Longacre Theatre.

1932 - Her initial film role was as a maid in The Indiscretions of Eve.

         - Jessica married British actor Jack Hawkins after the couple had met performing in the play "Autumn Crocus" the year before.

1942 - Married to Hume Cronyn, a 52-year union that produced two children, Christopher and Tandy, the latter an actor in her own right.

1947 - She starred in Broadway plays "A Streetcar Named Desire", "The Gin Game" and "Foxfire".

1963 - Jessica made an isolated film appearance in Alfred Hitchcock's classic The Birds.

1985-1991 - Starred in the movies "Cocoon", "Driving Miss Daisy" and "Used People".

1994 - Died of ovarian cancer on September 11th in Easton, Connecticut.

         - Her last two films, Nobody's Fool and Camilla, were released posthumously.


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