Death of Jessica Tandy

June 7, 1909 - September 11, 1994
Easton, Connecticut | Age 85

Oscar, Emmy and Tony-winning actress dead at 85
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Jessica Tandy, who in "Driving Miss Daisy" won an Oscar and movie stardom after a lifetime on the stage, has died of ovarian cancer. She was 85.

Tandy, a Broadway favorite since she played Blanche DuBois in "A Streetcar Named Desire" in 1947, conquered Hollywood 42 years later with "Daisy." The film was named best picture of the year and Tandy was chosen best actress at the age of 80.

Her husband, actor Hume Cronyn, was by her side at their home in Easton, Conn., when Tandy...

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