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Hume Cronyn

Hume Cronyn (actor, born July 18, 1911, London, Canada; died June 15, 2003) Jessica Tandy (actress, born June 7, 1909, London, England; died September 11, 1994) Hume Cronyn and Jessica Tandy both had distinguished themselves on stage and film individually and together before the night in 1951 when they opened on Broadway in The Fourposter and became a theatrical couple with whom to be reckoned. Since then, the names of these two performers, who met in 1940 and married in 1942, have been as surely linked professionally as Lunt and Fontanne, and they were hailed as a premier theater couple. Among the Broadway plays in which they subsequently starred are Madam Will You Walk and Triple Play, both of which Cronyn also directed, Bedtime Story, Hamlet, for which he received a Tony Award as supporting actor in 1964 for his portrayal of Polonius, Three Sisters and The Physicists. The Gin Game, the Pulitzer Prize-winning play of 1978, which Cronyn co-produced with Mike Nichols, won Tony and Drama Desk awards for Tandy and Tony and Drama Desk award nominations for him. When the play opened in Hartford prior to its Broadway run, it was hailed as "a well-crafted production, filled with alternating compassion and explosion made larger then it is by.

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