Cronyn, Hume and Jessica Tandy

Cronyn, Hume and Jessica Tandy
born July 18, 1911, London, Ont., Can.
died June 15, 2003, Fairfield, Conn., U.S.

born June 7, 1909, London, Eng.
died Sept. 11, 1994, Easton, Conn., U.S.

U.S. husband-and-wife actors.

Cronyn made his Broadway debut in 1934. He was a successful character actor in many plays, including Polonius in Hamlet (1964, Tony Award), and directed plays such as Hilda Crane (1950) and The Egghead (1957). Tandy made her Broadway debut in 1930. She was the original Blanche DuBois in A Streetcar Named Desire (1947, Tony Award). She and Cronyn married in 1942 and acted together in such successful plays as The Fourposter (1951), A Delicate Balance (1966), The Gin Game (1977), and Foxfire (1982), the last two of which earned Tony Awards for Tandy. Cronyn's many films include Lifeboat (1944) and Sunrise at Campobello (1960), and Tandy's include The Birds (1963), Driving Miss Daisy (1989, Academy Award), and Fried Green Tomatoes (1991).

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