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Jesse Royce Landis

Highest Rated:   100% North by Northwest (1959)
Lowest Rated:   80% Airport (1970)
Birthday:   Not Available
Birthplace:   Not Available
As elucidated by the title of her 1954 autobiography You Won't Be So Pretty, Jesse Royce Landis concluded early on that she was not the ingenue type. Landis became a character actress, thereby outlasting many of her more attractive contemporaries. A solitary film appearance in 1930's Derelict convinced Landis that the stage would remain her forte. She would not appear onscreen on a regular basis until 1949, and then only when her theatrical schedule permitted it. Most often playing outspoken society matrons, Landis was amusingly cast in maternal roles in two Hitchcock films, To Catch a Thief (1955) and North By Northwest (1959); in the latter, she portrayed the mother of Cary Grant, who was exactly the same age as she. Jesse Royce Landis' final appearance was in the made-for-television Mr. and Mrs. Bo Jo Jones (1971).

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet Mr. and Mrs. Bo Jo Jones
  • Actor
1971
80% Airport
  • Mrs. Harriet DuBarry Mossman
1970
No Score Yet Gidget Goes to Rome
  • Aunt Albertina
1963
No Score Yet Critic's Choice
  • Charlotte Orr
1963
No Score Yet Boys' Night Out
  • Ethel Williams
1962
No Score Yet Bon Voyage!
  • Countessa DeFresne
1962
No Score Yet Goodbye Again
  • Mrs. Van Der Besh
1961
100% North by Northwest
  • Clara Thornhill
1959
No Score Yet A Private's Affair
  • Elizabeth T. Chapman
1959
No Score Yet I Married a Woman
  • Mother-in-law
1958
No Score Yet My Man Godfrey
  • Angelica Bullock
1957
No Score Yet The Girl He Left Behind
  • Madeline Sheaffer
1956
No Score Yet The Swan
  • Princess Beatrix
1956
95% To Catch a Thief
  • Mrs. Jessie Stevens
1955
No Score Yet Meet Me Tonight (Tonight at 8:30)
  • Olive
1952
No Score Yet My Foolish Heart
  • Martha Winters
1949
100% It Happens Every Spring
  • Mrs. Greenleaf
1949

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