‘Murder, She Written’ and ‘Beauty and the Beast’ star Angela Lansbury dies at 96

Angela Lansbury, a multi-talented actress who has wowed generations of fans with a variety of memorable roles including murderous baker, singing teapot, Soviet spy and small town detective, has died Tuesday, her family announced. She revealed that her family is 96 years old. Dame Angela Lansbury’s children are sad to announce that their mother died peacefully at 1:30 a.m. on Tuesday, October 11, 2022, while sleeping in her Los Angeles home, her family said in a statement. Born in London The actress made her final line of life as one of the most decorated players in stage history: Lansbury won five Tony Awards, most recently Best in a Play for her work in Noel Coward’s “Blithe Spirit” in 2009. She won an award for Best Actress..” Her best-known work on the Great White Way is perhaps her work as nerdy pie maker Nellie Lovett in “Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street.” It made Tony Best Musical Actress in 1979. Her other three Tony Awards include Best Actress in a Musical for “Mame” in 1966, “Dear World” in 1969, and “Gypsy” in 1975. Audra McDonald and Julie Harris is the only actress to win six Tony Awards and Harris’ sixth Tony is a Lifetime Achievement Award. Lansbury brought her singing skills from Broadway to the big screen through an animator’s drawing board in the 1991 musical “Beauty and the Beast” Considered one of the film’s most beloved moments, the sentimental Mrs. Pott took the stage at Lincoln Center in New York in 2016 to celebrate the film’s 25th anniversary, knocking down the house with a lead performance of the title tune. actor on CBS Sunday She already enjoyed a long and successful career in the night hit “Murder, She Write” when she took on the small screen role that many Americans will remember most as mystery writer and amateur crime fighter Jessica Fletcher. “Murder” ran for 12 seasons, fr om L from 1984-1996 Ansbury played the widowed mystery writer. His keen observation always outstripped criminals and even local police, allowing him to unmask in less than an hour. Angela Lansbury stars in CBS Television Crime as mystery writer and crime solver Jessica Fletcher. She appeared in the 1990 drama series “Murder, She Write”. CBS via Getty Images The show was a must-see on 8 p.m. TV on Sunday nights and was one of CBS’ biggest hits of the 1980s. Following “60 Minutes” in the fall, the National Football Conference game. CBS live star Pat Summerall famously told viewers to keep watching “Murder … She Write” with a dramatic long break. “We found an audience and they were loyal to the end,” Lansbury said. Shows like the 1998 Television Academy Interview “Murder, She Write” ushered in a new era of television as more female players starred on the small screens of America. The TV Academy nominated Lancebury for “Murder” with 12 Emmy nominations, but never took her trophy home. Lansbury was inducted into the TV Hall of Fame in 1996. I’ve been playing in film and on stage,” she said, winning the 2013 Academy Award. “It’s great to be known in Spain, Portugal, Paris, France, Germany and everywhere.” Having become such an important TV figure, some fans may have forgotten just how important a film career she had in her black age: In the 1944 classic “Gaslight,” she played the role of star Ingrid Bergman, who was being manipulated to question objective truth. ) received three Oscar nominations for her role as a maid about a woman in three legendary productions. It became a popular term in 21st-century American vocabulary after being elected to the American vocabulary for her brief but important role in “The Picture of Dorian Gray” in 1945. Angela Lansbury in 1945. AP File Lansbury in the 1962 film “All Fall Down.” When working with director John Frankenheimer, the film master recalled that he slammed a book on a table in 1998. He approached her and asked her to read it, which was Richard Condon’s “The Manchurian Candidate.” I took it, read it, called him and said ‘wow’.” Lansbury told TV Academy in 1998. She said Mrs. 1998, Lansbury in 1998 “We certainly didn’t expect the longevity of a Cold War era thriller.” “The way the problem and intrigue was designed was so bizarre that it either sunk or swam. And it swam and it is still swimming.” The epitome of future acting was born in London on 16 October 1925, the daughter of actress Moyna Macgill and lumberman Edgar Lansbury, her father and grandfather (George Lansbury) both active in liberal British politics. Mayor of London’s Poplar Borough, George Lansbury was Labor leader from 1932-34. Lansbury told the TV Academy “My grandfather was a very big person in my life as a child.” “He was an extraordinary figure who was admired and admired by the movement, the most charismatic man, a very kind and simple ordinary man. He did not drink or smoke.” Angela Lansbury, who appeared in the Broadway musical ‘Mame’ in 1966. Jack Mitchell / Getty Images Born into a culturally elite family, Lansbury’s childhood was turbulent. Lansbury was nine when her father died in 1935. Years later, when World War II broke out, Lansbury’s mother feared that London would soon be bombed by Nazi Germany, Lansbury said. In the summer of 1940, they immediately caught a train to New York. Arriving at the Lucy Fagan School, where she saw a bird’s eye view of the skating rink and what seemed like a perfect snapshot of utopian American life, Lansbury recalled, “I will never forget that first Christmas.” was not yet at war, it was wooded, and everything was beautiful.” She gave her first professional gig at Montreal’s Samovar Club, where a 16-year-old boy lied about being 19 and played the character in Coward’s “I went to an amazing party” for a whopping $60 a week. “Tonight at 8: From western Canada with a 30” travel agent. Macgill had the bright idea to send her daughter and send them both to Los Angeles, the world’s youngest film industry capital. The two quickly became involved in Hollywood’s British acting community. This connection led Lansbury to participate in the first screen tests of “Gaslight” and “Dorian Gray.” She was making $500 a week. In an old studio system, MGM controlled her work and Lansbury had her Cast the young actress for a role she said was not in business, but it turned out to be fruitful and she began her very versatile career in New York in June 1966. Angela Lansbury.NBC” It was like a period of intense training. And it was like playing someone older than me and learning a lot of skills I would otherwise never have learned,” said Lansbury, who, despite a long and illustrious career in the United States, never lost touch with her. Britain has never forgotten her, Queen Elizabeth II presented Lansbury with the DBE (Commander-in-Chief of the British Empire) honor at an event at Windsor Castle in 2014. It is rare and lovely to see the Queen in such circumstances in the country where I was born. It’s a chance,” Lansbury said that day. She has three children (Anthony, Deirdre, David) and three grandchildren, Peter and Katheri, ne and Ian, and five great-grandchildren and her brother, producer Edgar Lansbury. She’s married to her husband, Peter Shaw, of 53 years. Shaw) died earlier. Her family will hold a private family ceremony on a set date, she said.
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