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June 6, 2011
Jessica Tandy and her second husband Hume Cronyn starred together on stage, film and TV. But who was Tandy's first husband?" Jack Hawkins
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February 16, 2012 | By Susan King, Los Angeles Times
Two legendary actors - Christopher Plummer and Max von Sydow - are competing for the supporting actor trophy this Oscar season. Despite their pedigree - Plummer has been acting in films for more than 50 years and is best known as Captain von Trapp in 1965's "The Sound of Music," and Von Sydow is closely associated with the seminal Swedish director Ingmar Bergman - neither has won an Academy Award. But that's likely to change. Plummer has already won numerous awards for his turn as a widower who comes out of the closet in"Beginners,"while Von Sydow has earned kudos as an elderly man who doesn't speak in "Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close.
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NEWS
December 11, 1985
Actress Jessica Tandy will remain in Good Samaritan Hospital at least through Friday following her collapse on stage during a performance of "Foxfire," a spokeswoman for the hospital said today. The 76-year-old actress was reported to be "doing fine," the spokeswoman said, but would remain at the hospital "for rest and observation." Her husband, actor Hume Cronyn, who is her co-star in the production at the Ahmanson Theater, was at her bedside.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 6, 2011
Jessica Tandy and her second husband Hume Cronyn starred together on stage, film and TV. But who was Tandy's first husband?" Jack Hawkins
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December 12, 1985 | RONALD L. SOBLE, Times Staff Writer
Actor Hume Cronyn is the first to say that "there are very, very few occasions" when he overrules his actress-wife, Jessica Tandy. Wednesday was one of them. Tandy, 76, collapsed Tuesday night on stage at the Ahmanson Theater during the first act of the play "Foxfire," and was rushed to Good Samaritan Hospital. On Wednesday, Cronyn, her co-star, recalled rushing over to his wife after she had fainted, toppling head-first from a stool.
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September 12, 1994 | LAURIE WINER, TIMES THEATER CRITIC
If they ever get this time travel thing down and we could attend three performances, here's what I'd see: Richard Burbage's Hamlet, Barbra Streisand's Fanny Brice and Jessica Tandy's Blanche DuBois, the last of which made the actress a star in this country and, later, a legend. Tandy didn't get to preserve her 1947 role on film because another British actress, Vivien Leigh, was fated to play out the saga of an aging Southern belle for all time in the 1951 movie.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 13, 1994
The strange and wonderful are too much with us . The protea of the antipodes--a great, globed, blazing honeybee of a bloom-- for sale in the supermarket! We are in our decadence, we are not entitled . In "Nothing Stays Put," Amy Clampitt describes, obviously, the exotic flowers and plants that spill out from Manhattan's greengroceries.
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February 24, 1993 | CHRIS PASLES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Actress Jessica Tandy will read from "The Diary of Anne Frank" as part of an orchestral work that will launch the Pacific Symphony's 1993-94 classical season at the Orange County Performing Arts Center in Costa Mesa this fall. The Oscar-winning star of "Driving Miss Daisy" will appear Oct.
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March 25, 1990 | JACK MATHEWS
In 1986, when Steven Spielberg was overlooked for a best director nomination while his film, "The Color Purple," was totaling 11 nominations elsewhere, the media reacted as if they had witnessed the biggest scandal since Fatty Arbuckle threw a party in San Francisco. Columnists whined that the directors' branch of the academy had snubbed Spielberg because its members envied his success.
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September 12, 1994 | From a Times Staff Writer
Jessica Tandy, the versatile dramatic actress who electrified Broadway audiences as the original Blanche DuBois in Tennessee Williams' classic "A Streetcar Named Desire," and went on to wider fame decades later as the Oscar-winning heroine of the film "Driving Miss Daisy," died Sunday. She was 85. She died at the Connecticut home she shared with her actor husband Hume Cronyn after a four-year battle with ovarian cancer.
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June 18, 1995 | Charles Champlin, Charles Champlin is a regular contributor to Calendar.
The East was made for spring, and it is a supremely glorious spring day in Connecticut, almost cloudless, briskly breezy. The four dogwood trees along the drive--pink, white, pink, white--are in bud. In a week, Hume Cronyn says, taking a visitor for a stroll around the grounds, "they'll be magnificent." Forsythia are blooming along a stone wall behind the house, a two-story Dutch Colonial, and there are clusters of daffodils here and there. Workers are mulching the flower beds.
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December 16, 1994 | KEVIN THOMAS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
"Camilla" affords the late Jessica Tandy with a delightful final starring role and also a final teaming with her husband, Hume Cronyn. Although the film has considerable charm, the Cronyns and Tandy's co-star Bridget Fonda are much better than it is. Beautiful and elegant in the title role, Tandy and Fonda's Freda meet while the younger woman and her husband Vince (Elias Koteas), who live in Toronto, are vacationing on Peabo Island along Georgia's coast.
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November 24, 1994 | ART BERMAN, Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
Voodoo Economics?: Mick Jagger proved a Rolling Stone can gather some votes. He was elected honorary president of the London School of Economics student union Tuesday. Jagger attended the school in the early '60s before leaving to pursue a different breed of economics. Well behind Jagger in the student balloting as runner-up was suspected terrorist Carlos the Jackal. "This is an honorary office of the students' union, not a college position," said a spokesman for the prestigious school.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 17, 1994
Kandis Chappell is as fragile, as delicate, as fine-boned, as feminine, as achingly convincing a Blanche DuBois as I have ever seen ("Some Strong Performances Power This 'Streetcar,' " Sept. 12). I saw Jessica Tandy and Vivien Leigh in the role, and Chappell gives both a run for their money. I believe Tennessee Williams, whom I have studied for more than 35 years, would thrill to her performance as I did. The South Coast Repertory production of "A Streetcar Named Desire" is flawless.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 13, 1994
The strange and wonderful are too much with us . The protea of the antipodes--a great, globed, blazing honeybee of a bloom-- for sale in the supermarket! We are in our decadence, we are not entitled . In "Nothing Stays Put," Amy Clampitt describes, obviously, the exotic flowers and plants that spill out from Manhattan's greengroceries.
NEWS
September 12, 1994 | From a Times Staff Writer
Jessica Tandy, the versatile dramatic actress who electrified Broadway audiences as the original Blanche DuBois in Tennessee Williams' classic "A Streetcar Named Desire," and went on to wider fame decades later as the Oscar-winning heroine of the film "Driving Miss Daisy," died Sunday. She was 85. She died at the Connecticut home she shared with her actor husband Hume Cronyn after a four-year battle with ovarian cancer.
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September 15, 1991 | CHARLES WALSTON, Charles Walston is a writer on the staff of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution
In the sun-streaked day room of a nursing home, two Southern women sit on an aqua sofa. The older one, dressed in a bathrobe with pictures of leaping bass on the pockets, absently shuffles cards and talks of bygone times. The other woman, middle-aged and somewhat plump, responds politely and fidgets with a candy bar.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 18, 1995 | Charles Champlin, Charles Champlin is a regular contributor to Calendar.
The East was made for spring, and it is a supremely glorious spring day in Connecticut, almost cloudless, briskly breezy. The four dogwood trees along the drive--pink, white, pink, white--are in bud. In a week, Hume Cronyn says, taking a visitor for a stroll around the grounds, "they'll be magnificent." Forsythia are blooming along a stone wall behind the house, a two-story Dutch Colonial, and there are clusters of daffodils here and there. Workers are mulching the flower beds.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 12, 1994 | LAURIE WINER, TIMES THEATER CRITIC
If they ever get this time travel thing down and we could attend three performances, here's what I'd see: Richard Burbage's Hamlet, Barbra Streisand's Fanny Brice and Jessica Tandy's Blanche DuBois, the last of which made the actress a star in this country and, later, a legend. Tandy didn't get to preserve her 1947 role on film because another British actress, Vivien Leigh, was fated to play out the saga of an aging Southern belle for all time in the 1951 movie.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 24, 1993 | CHRIS PASLES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Actress Jessica Tandy will read from "The Diary of Anne Frank" as part of an orchestral work that will launch the Pacific Symphony's 1993-94 classical season at the Orange County Performing Arts Center in Costa Mesa this fall. The Oscar-winning star of "Driving Miss Daisy" will appear Oct.
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