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Jessica Tandy, Award Winner – MovieActors.com

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Tandy in FRIED GREEN TOMATOES.

Jessica Tandy: Best Actress 1989: MovieActors.com

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DRIVING MISS DAISY (Drama – PG)

Jessica Tandy won for her performance as the feisty Miss Daisy who has a 25 year relationship with her chauffeur (Morgan Freeman).









About Jessica Tandy (1909 – 1994)

jessica-tandy-photo London-born leading actress, Jesssica Tandy was married to actor Hume Cronyn.

Jessica Tandy's performance as an elderly, stubborn, southern matron in DRIVING MISS DAISY earned for her the Academy Award for Best Actress, a role that she is remembered for.

In 1991, Jessica Tandy received a Supporting Actress nomination for her work in FRIED GREEN TOMATOES.

Jessica Tandy was a veteran of the stage and movies, beginning in the 30's. Tandy was the first to create the role of the faded southern belle, Blanche Dubois, in Tennessee Williams' A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE on Broadway, winning a Tony for her performance. Tandy was passed over for the original film adaptation, which went to Vivian Leigh who had created the role in the U.K., and won an Oscar for her performance.

Jessica Tandy played the first fatality in Alfred Hitchcock's 1963 paranoid fantasy, THE BIRDS.

Tandy continued to play occasionally in movies, such as the comedy, THE WORLD ACCORDING TO GARP. She also played in COCOON as one of a trio of inmates in a home for the elderly who have a magical close encounter with aliens.

In 1989, when she was an octogenarian, she played the title role in DRIVING MISS DAISY, as a cantankerous old Atlanta matron, whose 20 relationship of grudging respect with her good natured, southern servant and chauffeur, played by Morgan Freeman, is explored in the movie. Tandy won an Academy Award for her performance.

In the 1991 movie, FRIED GREEN TOMATOES, Jessica Tandy played Ninny Threadgoode, the raconteur of an extraordinary story of women banding together in Alabama in the 1920's, which proves to be the inspiration to break out of her shell for an oppressed woman, played by Kathy Bates. Tandy was nominated for a supporting Oscar for her performance. In 1994, Tandy played with Paul Newman in NOBODY'S FOOL, as his snoopy landlady.

In 1951 Jessica starred in THE DESERT FOX.

Jessica Tandy's notable movie credits include...

THE SEVENTH CROSS (1944)
DRAGONWYCK (1946)
FOREVER AMBER (1947)
ROMMEL, DESERT FOX (1951)
THE BIRDS (1963)
THE WORLD ACCORDING TO GARP (1982)
STILL OF THE NIGHT (1982)
BEST FRIENDS (1982)
THE BOSTONIANS (1984)
COCOON (1985)
BATTERIES NOT INCLUDED (1987)
COCOON: THE RETURN (1988)
USED PEOPLE (1992)
CAMILLA (1994)
NOBODY'S FOOL (1994)

Jessica Tandy's television credits include...

THE FALLEN IDOL (1959)
THE MOON AND SIXPENCE (1959)
THE GIN GAME (1981)
FOXFIRE (1987)
THE STORY LADY (1991)
TO DANCE WITH THE WHITE DOG (1993)

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Tandy in COCOON.

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Jessica Tandy in BEST FRIENDS (1982).

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Jessica Tandy in NOBODY'S FOOL (1994).

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Jessica Tandy in DRIVING MISS DAISY (1989).

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Jessica Tandy in FRIED GREEN TOMATOES (1991).