Jessie Alice Tandy was an English-American actress. Tandy appeared in over 100 stage productions and had more than 60 roles in film and TV, receiving such accolades as an Academy Award, four Tony Awards, a Golden Globe Award, and a Primetime Emmy Award. Born in London, she was only 18 when she made her professional debut on the London stage in 1927. During the 1930s, she acted in many plays in London’s West End, playing roles such as Ophelia and Katherine. During this period, she also worked in a number of British films. Following the end of her marriage to the British actor Jack Hawkins, she moved to New York City in 1940, where she met Canadian actor Hume Cronyn. He became her second husband and frequent partner on stage and screen. She received the Tony Award for best performance by a Leading Actress in a Play for her performance as Blanche DuBois in the original Broadway production of A Streetcar Named Desire in 1948.
|Born:||Jessie Alice Tandy, June 07, 1909, Hackney, London, England|
|Died:||September 11, 1994, Easton, Connecticut, U.S.|
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About Jessica Tandy
Driving Miss Daisy Oscar winner who was married to Hume Cronyn. In 1979, she was inducted into the American Theatre Hall of Fame.
She joined the Birmingham Repertory Theatre at the age of 16.
She won a Tony Award for her role in A Streetcar Named Desire.
She married Jack Hawkins in 1932. The couple had a daughter two years later, and divorced in 1940.
She was in a production of King Lear with John Gielgud.
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- Best Musical or Comedy Actress Golden Globe (film) winners
- Best Actress Academy Award winners
- Kennedy Center honorees
- United States National Medal of Arts recipients
- David di Donatello winners
- Drama Desk Award winners
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