Tandy's Hollywood film career began with 1944's The Seventh Cross and continued with The Valley of Decision, Dragonwyck, Forever Amber, The Desert Fox and The Birds. She won a 1948 Tony Award as Blanche DuBois in the original 1948 Broadway production of "A Streetcar Named Desire" and another in 1978 for "The Gin Game" with husband Hume Cronyn. The couple also appeared on-screen in such films as Cocoon and Batteries Not Included.
Tandy capped her career with a Best Actress Oscar for the title role in Driving Miss Daisy (1989). She was nominated again for Fried Green Tomatoes; her final film was Nobody's Fool. Tandy died Sept. 11, 1994.
In this adaptation of Fanny Flagg's novel, flashbacks reveal the remarkable and mysterious story of soul mates Idgie (Mary Stuart Masterson) and Ruth (Mary-Louise Parker), whose antics cause an uproar in their rural Southern town during the 1920s.