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Jessie Royce Landis

Highest Rated:   100% North by Northwest (1959)
Lowest Rated:   80% Airport (1970)
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Birthplace:   Chicago, Illinois, USA
Jessie Royce Landis was called "an international star" in her New York Times obituary. She was 20 when she made her stage debut at the Playhouse in Chicago as the young countess in "The Highwayman". Soon she was on Broadway. In 1950 she went to London for "Larger Than Life", a dramatization of W. Somerset Maugham's novel, "Theatre". There she received an award for the best performance of the year. The following year in London she had the prima donna role (a singing part) in "And So To Bed". In 1954, she published her autobiography, "You Won't Be So Pretty". Then in the mid-1950s her film career took off after she was Grace Kelly's mother in To Catch a Thief (1955) and Cary Grant's mother in North by Northwest (1959). Although she claimed to have been born the same year as Grant, she was actually more than seven years older. She died Feb. 2nd, 1972

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet Ceremony of Innocence
  • Actor
2002
No Score Yet Columbo: Lady in Waiting
  • 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!
  • La Comtesse
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
  • Mrs. Blake
1958
No Score Yet I Married a Woman
  • Actor
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
  • Jessie Stevens
1955
No Score Yet Meet Me Tonight (Tonight at 8:30)
  • Actor
1952
No Score Yet My Foolish Heart
  • Martha Winters
1949
100% It Happens Every Spring
  • Mrs. Greenleaf
1949

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