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Jessie Royce Landis

Jessie Royce Landis

Highest Rated: 97% North by Northwest (1959)

Lowest Rated: 60% Goodbye Again (1961)

Birthday: Nov 25, 1896

Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, USA

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.

Highest rated movies

97% North by Northwest
92% To Catch a Thief
88% It Happens Every Spring
60% Goodbye Again


THE SWAN, front from left: Alec Guinness, Jessie Royce Landis, Estelle Winwood, Brian Aherne, rear from left: Louis Jourdan, Grace Kelly, Robert Coote, 1956 NORTH BY NORTHWEST, Jessica Royce Landis, Cary Grant, Adam Williams, Robert Ellenstein, 1959 TONIGHT AT 8:30, (aka MEET ME TONIGHT), Nigel Patrick, Jessie Royce Landis, 1952 TO CATCH A THIEF, Grace Kelly, Cary Grant, Jessie Royce Landis, John Williams, 1955. BOYS' NIGHT OUT, from left: Patti Page, Anne Jeffreys, Jessie Royce Landis, Janet Blair, 1962 CRITIC'S CHOICE, Bob Hope, Jessie Royce Landis, Lucille Ball, 1963 MR. BELVEDERE GOES TO COLLEGE, Jessie Royce Landis, 1949, TM and copyright ©20th Century Fox Film Corp. All rights reserved MY FOOLISH HEART, Jessie Royce Landis, 1949 DERELICT, from left, Jessie Royce Landis, George Bancroft, 1930 TO CATCH A THIEF, Jessie Royce Landis, Grace Kelly, John Williams, 1955. THE SWAN, Jessie Royce Landis, 1956 DERELICT, Jessie Royce Landis, 1930 NORTH BY NORTHWEST, Cary Grant, Jessie Royce Landis, 1959 MY MAN GODFREY, Jessie Royce Landis, 1957 MY MAN GODFREY, Jessie Royce Landis, 1957 MY MAN GODFREY, from left, June Allyson, Martha Hyer, David Niven, Jessie Royce Landis, Eva Gabor, 1957 THE SWAN, from left: Jessie Royce Landis, Grace Kelly, 1956 THE SWAN, from left: Leo G. Carroll, Christopher Cook, Van Dyke Parks, Jessie Royce Landis, Grace Kelly, Brian Aherne, 1956 GIDGET GOES TO ROME, James Darren, Cindy Carol, Jessie Royce Landis, 1963. GIDGET GOES TO ROME, Jessie Royce Landis, James Darren, Cindy Carol, 1963.



No Score Yet No Score Yet Mr. and Mrs. Bo Jo Jones Grandmother Greher (Character) - 1971
No Score Yet 52% Gidget Goes to Rome Albertina Blythe (Character) - 1963
No Score Yet 38% Critic's Choice Charlotte Orr (Character) - 1963
No Score Yet 45% Boys' Night Out Ethel Williams (Character) - 1962
60% 76% Goodbye Again Mrs. Van der Besh (Character) - 1961
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Private's Affair Elizabeth T. Chapman (Character) - 1959
97% 94% North by Northwest Clara Thornhill (Character) - 1959
No Score Yet 0% I Married a Woman Mrs. Blake (Character) - 1958
No Score Yet 52% My Man Godfrey Angelica Bullock (Character) - 1957
No Score Yet 17% The Girl He Left Behind Mrs. Madeline Shaeffer (Character) - 1956
No Score Yet 71% The Swan Princess Beatrix (Character) - 1956
92% 84% To Catch a Thief Jessie Stevens (Character) - 1955
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mother Didn't Tell Me Mrs. Wright (Character) - 1950
No Score Yet 49% My Foolish Heart Martha Winters (Character) - 1949
88% 66% It Happens Every Spring Mrs. Greenleaf (Character) - 1949


No Score Yet 80% Columbo Mrs. Chadwick (Guest Star) 1971
100% No Score Yet The Man From U.N.C.L.E. Unknown (Guest Star) 1965
No Score Yet 85% Alfred Hitchcock Presents Claire Crane (Character) 1960
No Score Yet No Score Yet Climax! Unknown (Character) 1956
No Score Yet No Score Yet The United States Steel Hour Johanna Wagner (Character) 1954-1955