Birth Name: Jessie Alice Tandy
Date of Birth: 7 June, 1909
Place of Birth: Hackney, London, England
Date of Death: 11 September, 1994
Place of Death: Easton, Connecticut
Jessica Tandy was an English and American actress. She won the Academy Award for Best Actress for Driving Miss Daisy (1989).
She was the daughter of Jessie Helen (Horspool) and Harry Tandy. She was married to English actor Jack Hawkins and later, for most of her life, to Canadian-born actor Hume Cronyn. She became a U.S. citizen in 1952.
Jessica’s paternal grandparents were James Tandy (the son of James Tandy and Elizabeth) and Elizabeth Annis Cotton (the daughter of Henry Cotton and Louisa Martha Thatcher).
Jessica’s maternal grandfather was John Thomas Horspool (the son of Thomas Horspole and Sarah Sutherby King). Jessica’s great-grandfather Thomas was the son of William Horspole and Ruth Carwell.
Jessica’s maternal grandmother was Martha Elizabeth Colborn (the daughter of William Colborn and Martha Waddelow). Jessica’s great-grandmother Martha Waddelow was the daughter of John Wadelow and Ann Bastard, who was born, c. 1769, in Norfolk, England.
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