Jessica Tandy


Jessica Tandy Trivia


  • Trivia

    • Jessica was married to fellow actor Hume Cronyn from 1942 until her death in 1994, and they both appeared in the movie Cocoon.

    • Jessica was one of the many actors interviewed in the documentary A Century of Cinema in 1994, which celebrated the 100th anniversary of motion pictures.

    • Jessica's West End debut was in 1929 in the play The Rumour.

    • In December 1986, Jessica received the Kennedy Center Lifetime Achievement Award.

    • Jessica received the United States National Medal of Arts in 1990, from George Bush Sr.

    • Helen's last film was Camilla. While shooting it she was suffering badly with the ovarian cancer that would eventually kill her so she asked the screenwriter to script a nude scene for her into the screenplay so she could be "cheeky".

    • Jessica won the Sarah Siddons award in 1979 for her work in Chicago theatre.

    • Jessica became a naturalized U.S citizen in 1954, because she was born in England.

    • Jessica married Jack Hawkins in 1932, but they divorced in 1942.

    • In 1990, Jessica was chosen by People magazine to be on their annual list of the "50 Most Beautiful People in the World".

    • Jessica is the mother of actress Tanya Cronyn who has appeared in two episodes of Law & Order.

  • Quotes

    • Jessica (on her husband): When he's late for dinner, I know he's either having an affair or is lying dead in the street and I always hope it's the street.