Quick Facts of Jessie Alice Tandy

  • Full NameJessie Alice Tandy
  • Date of Birth07 June, 1909
  • NicknameJessica Tandy
  • Marital Status Married
  • BirthplaceHackney, London
  • Ethnicity White
  • Religion
  • ProfessionActress
  • Nationality British
  • Active Year1926–1994
  • Eye colour Light Brown
  • Hair colour Light Brown
  • BuildSlim
  • SpouseJack Hawkins (m. 1932; div. 1940), Hume Cronyn (m. 1942; her death 1994)
  • Height5 feet 4 inches
  • Body Measurement
  • EducationDame Owen’s School
  • Children3
  • Horoscope Gemini
  • Net Worth$20 million

Short Description of Jessica Tandy

Jessica Tandy was an English born US Academy Award-winning actress best known for her works on Broadway’s Foxfire. Tandy was also known for her Oscar-winning performance in Driving Miss Daisy.

She has received a Tony Award for the original Blanche DuBois in A Streetcar Named Desire. Along with her husband, an actor Hume Cronyn, she has starred in the films like The Gin Game and Cocoon.

Besides that, She was known for playing more than 60 characters on films and television and appearances on 100 stage production. Jessica Tandy was born on June 7, 1909, and died on September 11, 1994.

Early Life and Education

Recalling her past life, Jessica Tandy was born as the youngest daughter of Harry Tandy and Jessie Helen on June 7, 1909, in Hackney, London as Jessie Alice Tandy.

She was raised in Hackney and joined acting classes at the Ben Greet Academy and also did her schooling at Dame Owen’s School. Tandy holds the British nationality and belongs to the white ethical background. Jessica was a Gemini woman.


Jessica started her career through the film, The Rumor when she was just 18 years. After that, she appeared on The Matriarch.

Tandy’s career turns over after she was featured in Tennessee WilliamsA Streetcar Named Desire, by the creation of Blanche DuBois. For her roles, she received a Tony Awards.

Then she was seen in the black-and-white biographical film, The Desert Fox and then into the American horror-thriller movie The Birds.

Along with her husband, she was featured in the films like The Fourposter, A Day by the Sea, Noel Coward in Two Keys, The Physicists, and Madame, Will You Walk.

Jessica Tandy was awarded The Academy Award for best actress for her roles in the film, Driving Miss Daisy.

Personal Life

Throwing some glimpse of lights to her personal life and relationships, Jessica Tandy was a married woman. Instead, she was married twice. Her first husband was Jack Hawkins, whom she married in the year 1932. The duo together had a daughter named Susan Hawkins.

After the couple divorced, Jessica married an American-Canadian actor, Hume Cronyn in the year 1942 and were parents of two children, Tandy Cronyn and Christopher Cronyn.

The duo has received the Kennedy Center Honor in the year 1986. Sadly, Jessica Tandy left the world on September 11, 1994, in Easton, Connecticut.


Jessica Tandy was an actress with the height of 5 feet 4 inches with light brown eyes and hair.

Net Worth

Tandy’s estimated net worth was around $20 million.

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