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|Also Known As:||Angela Brigid Lansbury||Died:|
|Born:||October 16, 1925||Cause of Death:|
|Birth Place:||London, England, GB||Profession:||Cast ... actor singer salesgirl|
An incredibly talented, versatile and durable actress-singer, Angela Lansbury garnered the industry's top awards in film, theater and television in career that spanned more than 60 years. Nominated for an Oscar with her feature film debut in "Gaslight" (1944), Lansbury took home the prize for Best Supporting Actress the following year for her work in "The Picture of Dorian Gray" (1945). She made the often difficult transition from ingénue to mature actress appear easy in such lauded films as the classic political-thriller "The Manchurian Candidate" (1962). Lansbury began her multi-Tony Award-winning Broadway career with the 1966 production of "Mame," only to eclipse its success with her heralded starring turn in "Sweeney Todd, The Demon Barber of Fleet Street" in 1979. More acclaimed theatrical work was still to come, although it would temporarily take a backseat to the role the actress would become most associated with in the years to come - that of matronly sleuth Jessica Fletcher on television's long-running "Murder, She Wrote" (CBS, 1984-1996). Lansbury gained still another generation of fans when she gave voice to Mrs. Potts in Disney's "Beauty and the Beast" (1992) and played a kind-hearted restaurateur opposite Jim Carrey in "Mr. Popper's Penguins" (2011). Admired by her peers and beloved by her fans, both young and old, Lansbury was, without a doubt, one of stage and screen's most treasured stars.
Rob Edelman ( 2006-03-14 )
Source: I am a co-author of this book.
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Angela Lansbury: A Life on Stage and Screen, by Rob Edelman & Audrey Kupferberg (Birch Lane, 1996)
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