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Birth Name: Jessica Tandy
Born: 06/07/1909
Birth Place: London, England, GB
Death Place: Easton, Connecticut, USA
Died: 09/11/1994

Luckily, Tennessee Williams saw Tandy onstage in "Portrait of Madonna", a play directed by Cronyn, and decided she was perfect to play one of his most complex creations, Blanche DuBois, in his landmark work, "A Streetcar Named Desire" (1947). As she would in so much future work, Tandy combined a seemingly fragile, genteel sensitivity with considerable strength, verve and emotionalism. In the 50s she and Cronyn would prove to be the successors to Alfred Lunt and Lynn Fontanne as the pre-eminent married acting couple of the American theater as in their fine work in the first of several two-character plays, "The Fourposter" (1951). The couple also did much important work in more experimental fa... Continue Bio >>

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