Jessie Royce Landis

Actor
Mature character actress who specialized in portraying aristocrats and wealthy society matrons. Although Landis appeared in over 45 plays on the Broadway and London stage and made her film debut in 1930, it was not ... Read more »
Born: 11/25/1904 in Chicago, Illinois, USA

Filmography

Actor (20)

Ironside 1967 - 1975 (TV Show)

Actor

Ceremony of Innocence 1973 - 1974 (TV Show)

Actor

Airport 1970 (Movie)

Mrs Harriet DuBarry Mossman (Actor)

Boys' Night Out 1962 (Movie)

Ethel Williams (Actor)

Critic's Choice 1962 (Movie)

Charlotte Orr (Actor)

Gidget Goes to Rome 1962 (Movie)

Aunt Albertina (Actor)

Bon Voyage! 1961 (Movie)

La Contesse (Actor)

Goodbye Again 1961 (Movie)

Mrs van der Besh (Actor)

North By Northwest 1959 (Movie)

Clara Thornhill (Actor)

A Private's Affair 1958 (Movie)

Mrs Chapman (Actor)

I Married a Woman 1958 (Movie)

Mother Blake (Actor)

My Man Godfrey 1957 (Movie)

Angelica (Actor)

The Girl He Left Behind 1956 (Movie)

Madeline Sheaffer (Actor)

The Swan 1956 (Movie)

Princess Beatrix (Actor)

To Catch a Thief 1955 (Movie)

Mrs Jessie Stevens (Actor)

The Chevrolet Tele-Theater 1948 - 1950 (TV Show)

Actor

It Happens Every Spring 1949 (Movie)

(Actor)

Mr. Belvedere Goes to College (Movie)

Mrs. Chase (Actor)

Mr. and Mrs. Bo Jo Jones (TV Show)

Actor

My Foolish Heart (Movie)

Martha Winters (Actor)

Biography

Mature character actress who specialized in portraying aristocrats and wealthy society matrons. Although Landis appeared in over 45 plays on the Broadway and London stage and made her film debut in 1930, it was not until the 1950s that she gave her most notable film performances. She was twice cast as the mother of Grace Kelly--in Alfred Hitchcock's "To Catch a Thief" (1955), as the caustic mother who stubs out her cigarette in a soft-boiled egg, and again in "The Swan" (1956). Landis also played Cary Grant's sophisticated mother in "North By Northwest" (1959), although she was ten months younger than him.

Relationships

J F R Seitz

Husband
second husband Major General survived Landis

EDUCATION

Chicago Conservatory

Milestones

1969

Last film, "Airport"

1930

Acted in first feature, "Derelict"

1926

Broadway debut in "The Honor of the Family"

First TV appearance on "The Chevrolet Tele-Theater" (1948-50)

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