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Angela Lansbury

Angela Lansbury

  • In the Cool of the Day (1963) August 01 (ET) - Reminder REMINDER
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Born: October 16, 1925 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: London, England, GB Profession: Cast ...
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1940:
Moved to America with family; first settled in NYC
1942:
Worked as a singer at the Samovar Club in Montreal
1942:
Family moved to Los Angeles
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Signed to contract at MGM after a screen test
1944:
Nominated for an Academy Award for her film debut in "Gaslight" as the slightly malevolent maid Nancy
1945:
First leading lady role in film, "The Picture of Dorian Gray"; earned second Academy Award nomination
1946:
Portrayed a madam in "The Harvey Girls"; singing voice dubbed
1948:
Played a matronly newspaper editor in "State of the Union" (was only 23 years old)
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Briefly went on unemployment in the early 1950s after her MGM contract expired
1953:
American TV debut, "Revlon Mirror Theater" (CBS)
1957:
Broadway debut, "Hotel Paradiso" co-starring Burt Lahr
1960:
Had stage success with the Broadway production of "A Taste of Honey"
1960:
Received critical attention for her performance in the film "The Dark at the Top of the Stairs"
1962:
Received third Academy Award nomination for her role in "The Manchurian Candidate"; played the mother of Laurence Harvey who was only three years her junior
1964:
First Broadway musical, "Anyone Can Whistle"; first collaboration with composer-lyricist Stephen Sondheim
1966:
Cast in the title role of Mame Dennis in the Jerry Herman Broadway musical "Mame"
1968:
Re-teamed with Jerry Herman for the musical "Dear World"
1970:
Co-starred in the Harold Prince directed "Something for Everyone"
1971:
Appeared in the Disney animated-live action feature "Bedknobs and Broomsticks"; last film for seven years
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Due to family problems, retreated to Ireland in the early 1970s
1972:
Made London stage debut in the Royal Shakespeare Company production of "All Over"
1974:
Cast in the role of Mama Rose in the Broadway revival of the musical "Gypsy"; lyrics provided by Stephen Sondheim
1978:
Played Anna for two weeks in the Broadway revival of "The King and I" opposite Yul Brynner
1978:
Returned to features as a dotty novelist in the Agatha Christie adaptation "Death on the Nile"
1979:
Triumphed as the Cockney baker Mrs. Lovett in Stephen Sondheim's "Sweeney Todd, the Demon Barber of Fleet Street: A Musical Thriller"
1980:
Portrayed the Agatha Christie sleuth Miss Marple in "The Mirror Crack'd"
1982:
Had featured role of Ruth in the film version of the New York Shakespeare Production of "The Pirates of Penzance"
1982:
Reprised role as Mrs. Lovett in the Showtime adaptation of "Sweeney Todd"
1982:
Portrayed Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney in the NBC miniseries "Little Gloria...Happy at Last"
1984:
Starred as mystery writer and amateur detective Jessica Fletcher on hit TV series "Murder, She Wrote" (CBS)
1985:
Played Granny in Neil Jordan's "The Company of Wolves"
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Formed Corymore Productions
1989:
Starred in the ABC "Hallmark Hall of Fame" presentation of "The Shell Seekers"
1991:
Voiced the character of Mrs Potts in Disney's animated "Beauty and the Beast"; sang Oscar-winning title song
1992:
Became executive producer of "Murder, She Wrote"
1992:
Starred in the CBS TV-movie "Mrs. 'Arris Goes to Paris," directed by son Anthony Shaw
1994:
Named a Comander of the British Empire
1996:
Production company, Corymore, signed development deal with Universal
1996:
Had title role in the CBS original musical "Mrs. Santa Claus"
1997:
Voiced the character of the Dowager Empress in the animated film "Anastasia"
1997:
Reprised signature role of Jessica Fletcher in the CBS TV-movie "Murder, She Wrote: South By Southwest"
2000:
Again played sleuth Jessica Fletcher in "Murder, She Wrote: A Story to Die For" (CBS)
2004:
Starred in the CBS drama "The Blackwater Lightship"; earned an Emmy nomination for Supporting Actress in a Miniseries
2005:
Earned an Emmy nomination for her guest starring role on "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" (NBC)
2006:
Co-starred with Emma Thompson and Colin Firth in "Nanny McPhee"; also scripted by Thompson
2007:
Returned to Broadway to star opposite Marian Seldes as retired women tennis players in "Deuce"; earned a Tony nomination
2009:
Cast as Madame Arkati in the Broadway revival of Noel Coward's "Blithe Spirit"
2009:
Co-starred with Catherine Zeta-Jones in the Broadway revival of Stephen Sondheim and Hugh Wheeler's "A Little Night Music"; earned a Tony Award nomination for Featured Actress in a Musical
2011:
Co-starred opposite Jim Carrey in "Mr. Popper's Penguins"
2012:
Starred in Gore Vidal's "The Best Man" on Broadway

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