DEAD: Jessica Tandy

DEAD: ON THIS DATE

Jessica Tandy (aged 85)
British-American actress (Driving Miss Daisy)

Jessica Tandy (born Jessie Alice Tandy; 7 June 1909 – 11 September 1994) was an English stage and film actress. She appeared in over 100 stage productions and had more than 60 roles in film and TV.

DEATH: Prior to moving to Connecticut, she lived with Hume Cronyn for many years in nearby Pound Ridge, New York, and they remained together until her death in 1994. In 1990, she was diagnosed with ovarian cancer and fought it for the next four years. Tandy also suffered from angina and glaucoma. Despite all this and her advancing age, she continued working. She died at home on 11 September 1994, in Easton, Connecticut, at age 85.

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