Jessie Royce Landis

Biography

Jessie Royce Landis (November 25, 1904 - February 2, 1972) was an American actress. She was born Jessie Royce Medbury in Chicago, Illinois. Landis was a stage actress for much of her career. In the 1950s, she began appearing in movies as a character actress, most notably in To Catch a Thief (1955), and North by Northwest (1959), both starring Cary Grant and directed by Alfred Hitchcock. In North by Northwest she played Grant's character's mother (she was only 8 years older than Grant), and in To Catch a Thief she played Grace Kelly's mother. She also made many television appearances. She was married three times. Her autobiography, titled You Won't Be So Pretty (But You'll Know More) was published in 1954. Landis died of cancer in Danbury, Connecticut, aged 75. From wikipedia

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To Catch a Thief

Jessie Stevens

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Gidget Goes to Rome

Albertina Blythe

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Critic's Choice

Charlotte Orr aka Charlie

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The Girl He Left Behind

Mrs. Madeline Shaeffer

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I Married a Woman

Mrs. Blake

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Bon Voyage!

Countessa 'La Comtesse' DuFresne

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Bon Voyage!

Countessa 'La Comtesse' DuFresne

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Mother Didn't Tell Me

Mrs. Wright

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Mr. Belvedere Goes to College

Mrs. Chase

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My Foolish Heart

Martha Winters

Starring In
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78/52: Hitchcock's Shower Scene

Clara Thornhill (archive footage)

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Airport

Mrs. Harriet DuBarry Mossman

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Gidget Goes to Rome

Albertina Blythe

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Critic's Choice

Charlotte Orr aka Charlie

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Sexy!

Ethel Williams

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Bon Voyage!

Countessa 'La Comtesse' DuFresne

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Bon Voyage!

Countessa 'La Comtesse' DuFresne

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Goodbye Again

Mrs. Van der Besh

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North by Northwest

Clara Thornhill

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A Private's Affair

Elizabeth T. Chapman

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I Married a Woman

Mrs. Blake

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My Man Godfrey

Angelica Bullock

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The Swan

Princess Beatrix

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The Girl He Left Behind

Mrs. Madeline Shaeffer

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To Catch a Thief

Jessie Stevens

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Tonight at 8:30

Olive Lloyd Ransome (segment "Ways and Means")

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Mother Didn't Tell Me

Mrs. Wright

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Mr. Belvedere Goes to College

Mrs. Chase

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It Happens Every Spring

Mrs. Greenleaf

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My Foolish Heart

Martha Winters

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