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March 26, 1992
Jessica Tandy, 1989's best actress for "Driving Miss Daisy," is 1991's best supporting actress, in the opinion of callers to SUNDIAL. She led with 50 votes for her role in "Fried Green Tomatoes" to Juliette Lewis' 29 votes for "Cape Fear."Mercedes Ruehl was a close third with 27 votes for "The Fisher King," followed by Diane Ladd ("Rambling Rose") with 21 votes and Kate Nelligan ("The Prince of Tides") with 19."It's Your Call" represents a sampling of opinions from certain segments of the community, but it is not balanced demographically as would be done in a scientific public opinion poll.
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By J. Wynn Rousuck | December 3, 1997
Fifty years ago today, Tennessee Williams' landmark drama, "A Streetcar Named Desire," opened on Broadway. The account of the conflict between Blanche DuBois, a faded Southern belle, and her abusive brother-in-law, Stanley Kowalski, won every major award, including the Pulitzer Prize.Elia Kazan directed a cast headed by Marlon Brando, Kim Hunter and Jessica Tandy, whose performance as Blanche made her a star. In his memoirs, Williams wrote: "It was instantly apparent to me that Jessica was Blanche."
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By New York Times News Service | September 12, 1994
Jessica Tandy, who enhanced the American theater and enriched the American screen as few actresses have, died yesterday at her home in Easton, Conn. She was 85.The cause was ovarian cancer, said her husband, the actor Hume Cronyn.Miss Tandy triumphed on Broadway in 1947 as Blanche Dubois in Tennessee Williams' "Streetcar Named Desire" and was still a great star more than 40 years later when she played the title character in the 1989 film "Driving Miss Daisy." In the years between, she and her husband played opposite each other in success after success to become the most illustrious theater couple of their day.With the role of Blanche Dubois, Miss Tandy emerged from a series of minor film roles to establish herself as one of the leading ladies of the stage.
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By New York Times News Service | September 12, 1994
Jessica Tandy, who enhanced the American theater and enriched the American screen as few actresses have, died yesterday at her home in Easton, Conn. She was 85.The cause was ovarian cancer, said her husband, the actor Hume Cronyn.Miss Tandy triumphed on Broadway in 1947 as Blanche Dubois in Tennessee Williams' "Streetcar Named Desire" and was still a great star more than 40 years later when she played the title character in the 1989 film "Driving Miss Daisy." In the years between, she and her husband played opposite each other in success after success to become the most illustrious theater couple of their day.With the role of Blanche Dubois, Miss Tandy emerged from a series of minor film roles to establish herself as one of the leading ladies of the stage.
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By Kenneth R. Clark and Kenneth R. Clark,Chicago Tribune | December 9, 1991
New York -- At 82, Jessica Tandy is a lot like the drum-beating bunny of the battery commercial: Neither time nor age nor infirmity can slow her down; she just keeps going and going and going . . .Since adding an Oscar for "Driving Miss Daisy" to her Emmy and three Tony awards, thus becoming a rare triple-crown winner in a theatrical career spanning 62 years, Ms. Tandy has been swamped with work.After an illness last year, she has come back to make two as-yet unreleased feature films, "Used People" and "Fried Green Tomatoes," and tonight she will be in an NBC made-for-TV movie that bids fair to become one of those yuletide perennials.
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March 30, 1992
"Beauty and the Beast" and "JFK" were neck and neck among SUNDIAL readers in balloting for best picture of 1991. "Bugsy," the choice of many film critics, was a distant also-ran in the SUNDIAL sample.The Disney animated film, the first of its kind ever nominated for best picture, led with 124 votes, with "JFK" breathing down its neck with 122. "The Silence of the Lambs" was a close third with 119 votes.But Barry Levinson's gangster movie "Bugsy," starring Warren Beatty, received only 30 votes, and "The Prince of Tides" picked up just 29.In six days of SUNDIAL questions about the Oscars, ''The bTC Silence of the Lambs" fared best.
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By J. Wynn Rousuck | December 3, 1997
Fifty years ago today, Tennessee Williams' landmark drama, "A Streetcar Named Desire," opened on Broadway. The account of the conflict between Blanche DuBois, a faded Southern belle, and her abusive brother-in-law, Stanley Kowalski, won every major award, including the Pulitzer Prize.Elia Kazan directed a cast headed by Marlon Brando, Kim Hunter and Jessica Tandy, whose performance as Blanche made her a star. In his memoirs, Williams wrote: "It was instantly apparent to me that Jessica was Blanche."
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By Knight-Ridder | March 2, 1992
"Fried Green Tomatoes," the feel-good sleeper starring Mary Stuart Masterson, Mary-Louise Parker, Kathy Bates and the Oscar-nominated Jessica Tandy (for her role as the flashbackee who gets the story in motion) only suggests what the book it is based on spelled out: Idgie (Ms. Masterson) and Ruth (Ms. Parker) are lovers.In Fannie Flagg's 1987 novel, "Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe," the two women -- who sling hash and raise a baby in a Depression-era diner in deepest Alabama -- are fast friends whose affection for one another blooms into a romance.
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By Stephen Hunter and Stephen Hunter,Film Critic | January 24, 1992
A friend with a wife from the South reports that the regional dish known as "fried green tomatoes" is very good, but -- and it's a big but -- only if made with hard tomatoes.And that's the problem with "Fried Green Tomatoes," the movie: It's made with soft tomatoes.The soft tomatoes are the squishy sentimentality at center that dooms the movie to a timid course. It doesn't quite have the courage to face its own implications and so leaves the story that follows in a kind of blur apt to offend no one but equally incapable of moving anyone.
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By Susan Baer and Susan Baer,Washington Bureau of The Sun | May 12, 1991
WASHINGTON -- It's not enough that the general manager of the Sheraton-Carlton Hotel plans to present the Queen of England with 39 English roses, in honor of her 39-year reign, when she and her husband, Prince Philip, visit the hotel this week.Not enough that the kitchen will prepare tea and scones, cucumber sandwiches, shepherd's pies and miniature lamb chops.No, the hotel wanted to go the extra mile.So early in the morning, each of the nearly two dozen waiters and waitresses who will be serving the royal couple will be coiffed and manicured by Milton Pitts, the president's barber.
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March 30, 1992
"Beauty and the Beast" and "JFK" were neck and neck among SUNDIAL readers in balloting for best picture of 1991. "Bugsy," the choice of many film critics, was a distant also-ran in the SUNDIAL sample.The Disney animated film, the first of its kind ever nominated for best picture, led with 124 votes, with "JFK" breathing down its neck with 122. "The Silence of the Lambs" was a close third with 119 votes.But Barry Levinson's gangster movie "Bugsy," starring Warren Beatty, received only 30 votes, and "The Prince of Tides" picked up just 29.In six days of SUNDIAL questions about the Oscars, ''The bTC Silence of the Lambs" fared best.
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By Stephen Hunter and Stephen Hunter,Film Critic | March 29, 1992
Is it that time of year again, already? How did 365 days race by so quickly? Time flies when you're having fun, eh, moviegoers? And yes, indeed, tomorrow night is the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Award ceremony, better known as the Oscars, that annual orgy of vulgarity, earnestness, self-promotion, cleavage and whimsy that nevertheless will manage to be as mesmerizing as any movie this year. The key is Sincerity: Once Hollywood learned how to fake it, all good things followed.
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March 26, 1992
Jessica Tandy, 1989's best actress for "Driving Miss Daisy," is 1991's best supporting actress, in the opinion of callers to SUNDIAL. She led with 50 votes for her role in "Fried Green Tomatoes" to Juliette Lewis' 29 votes for "Cape Fear."Mercedes Ruehl was a close third with 27 votes for "The Fisher King," followed by Diane Ladd ("Rambling Rose") with 21 votes and Kate Nelligan ("The Prince of Tides") with 19."It's Your Call" represents a sampling of opinions from certain segments of the community, but it is not balanced demographically as would be done in a scientific public opinion poll.
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By Knight-Ridder | March 2, 1992
"Fried Green Tomatoes," the feel-good sleeper starring Mary Stuart Masterson, Mary-Louise Parker, Kathy Bates and the Oscar-nominated Jessica Tandy (for her role as the flashbackee who gets the story in motion) only suggests what the book it is based on spelled out: Idgie (Ms. Masterson) and Ruth (Ms. Parker) are lovers.In Fannie Flagg's 1987 novel, "Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe," the two women -- who sling hash and raise a baby in a Depression-era diner in deepest Alabama -- are fast friends whose affection for one another blooms into a romance.
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By Heather McPherson and Heather McPherson,Orlando Sentinel | February 5, 1992
With the release of the movie "Fried Green Tomatoes," a side dish that had almost vanished from menus and home kitchens and throughout the South is on the comeback trail.The movie, which is about family and friendship in the rural South, taps into the relationship between community and cuisine. The script is full of references to Southern culinary favorites, but it is Ninny Threadgoode's (Jessica Tandy) reminiscing about fried green tomatoes served at the Whistle Stop Cafe that gives the movie its name.
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By DAVID ZURAWIK ART Imagery of terrorism | January 25, 1992
TELEVISIONLife beyond the BowlIt is, of course, the weekend of the football, with Super Bowl TV specials starting today and running nonstop on one channel or another straight through to game time tomorrow at 6 p.m. on WBAL-TV (Channel 11). But there is one noteworthy non-football special this weekend, "The 24th Annual NAACP Image Awards," at 11:30 tonight on WMAR-TV (Channel 2). NBC is broadcasting the telecast saluting achievement by African-Americans. Awards will be given to the Four Tops, the O'Jays, the Dells, the Temptations and Arsenio Hall.
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By DAVID ZURAWIK ART Imagery of terrorism | January 25, 1992
TELEVISIONLife beyond the BowlIt is, of course, the weekend of the football, with Super Bowl TV specials starting today and running nonstop on one channel or another straight through to game time tomorrow at 6 p.m. on WBAL-TV (Channel 11). But there is one noteworthy non-football special this weekend, "The 24th Annual NAACP Image Awards," at 11:30 tonight on WMAR-TV (Channel 2). NBC is broadcasting the telecast saluting achievement by African-Americans. Awards will be given to the Four Tops, the O'Jays, the Dells, the Temptations and Arsenio Hall.
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By Heather McPherson and Heather McPherson,Orlando Sentinel | February 5, 1992
With the release of the movie "Fried Green Tomatoes," a side dish that had almost vanished from menus and home kitchens and throughout the South is on the comeback trail.The movie, which is about family and friendship in the rural South, taps into the relationship between community and cuisine. The script is full of references to Southern culinary favorites, but it is Ninny Threadgoode's (Jessica Tandy) reminiscing about fried green tomatoes served at the Whistle Stop Cafe that gives the movie its name.
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By Stephen Hunter and Stephen Hunter,Film Critic | January 24, 1992
A FRIEND with a wife from the South reports that the regional dish known as "fried green tomatoes" is very good, but -- and it's a big but -- only if made with hard tomatoes.And that's the problem with "Fried Green Tomatoes," the movie: It's made with soft tomatoes.The soft tomatoes are the squishy sentimentality at center that dooms the movie to a timid course. It doesn't quite have the courage to face its own implications and so leaves the story that follows in a kind of blur apt to offend no one but equally incapable of moving anyone.
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By Stephen Hunter and Stephen Hunter,Film Critic | January 24, 1992
A friend with a wife from the South reports that the regional dish known as "fried green tomatoes" is very good, but -- and it's a big but -- only if made with hard tomatoes.And that's the problem with "Fried Green Tomatoes," the movie: It's made with soft tomatoes.The soft tomatoes are the squishy sentimentality at center that dooms the movie to a timid course. It doesn't quite have the courage to face its own implications and so leaves the story that follows in a kind of blur apt to offend no one but equally incapable of moving anyone.
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