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Jessica Tandy (real name Jessie Alice Tandy), was born in London in 1909. At home, he has often been referred to as a mother, because my father was a traveling salesman and he was constantly on the move. She studied acting at London’s Ben Greet Academy of Acting and at sixteen years debuted on stage in the game Mandersonova girls. She has performed at various theaters of London’s West End, starring in Shakespeare’s Hamlet and King Lear. At the beginning of the 40th he decided to try his luck elsewhere and go to New York.
There were soon raised as a versatile actress on Broadway. Great success and recognition she got the role of Blanche DuBois in a production of Tennessee Williams’ drama A Streetcar Named Desire, for which he received a 1948 Tony Award. This award is given even made performances in the following games: play “The Gin Game” (1978) D. L. Coburn and Susan Cooper drama “Hume Cronyn Foxfire” (1981).
His film career began at the beginning of the 30s, but a larger role waiting for her to take longer. With minor role is seen for example in the family drama filmed on the novel by Marcia Davenport “VALLEY OF DECISION” (1945), the wife of a Nazi Marshal Rommel, she starred in the biographical war drama Desert Fox (1951), also appears in the role of mother the hero of the famous psycho BIRDS (1963) directed by Alfred Hitchcock.
The most striking actor’s role, which is written in the international spotlight, created in the course of 80 years. Over the life and character of mountain air, the weathered farmer in a television adaptation Game H. S. Cooper and Cronyn wisp (1987) took home the Emmy the same year. The greatest fame and popularity but it has brought the role of a wealthy Jewish widow Daisy Werthanové, a variable whose relationship to the black personal driver (Morgan Freeman) discusses the nostalgic comedy Driving Miss Daisy (1989), directed by Bruce Beresford. In eighty years, so for this role took just three important awards: the Oscar and Golden Globe for Best Actress in a Leading Role for the year 1989 and even the Silver Bear at West Berlin (1990).
It seemed that this role and subsequent awards will be for Jessica Tandy wonderful culmination of her acting career. But there was still another six frames and immediately after the first, which followed Driving Miss Daisy was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress. The image is called Fried Green Tomatoes (1991) and actress, she creates a character Ninni Threadgoodeové, the old nursing home patient who tells casual visitors (Kathy Bates), a detective story of his youth.
During his lifetime he was twice married Jessica Tandy. For the first English actor Jack Hawkins (+ 1973) in the years 1932-1940. In 1942 she married a second time and also an actor, but Canadian nationality Hume Cronyn (+ 2003), with whom she played together in theater, television and film, and lived in a happy marriage. From his first marriage produced a daughter, Susan, and a second son Christopher and daughter Tandy.
This very hardworking and versatile actress worked until her death in 1994. Her latest film is from this year and is called “CAMILLA”. Her happy marriage and successful life to her at the age of eighty-five years thwart insidious ovarian cancer.