Angela Lansbury (age 97)

October 16, 1925
United States
United Kingdom
United Kingdom
Edgar Lansbury (producer)
Anthony Shaw

Angela Lansbury (Actor, Film producer, Writer, Character actor, Screenwriter)

[Angela Lansbury] Biography

Dame Angela Brigid Lansbury DBE was an Irish-British and American actress and singer who had a career spanning eight decades, appearing in films, stage, and television productions. She was born to an upper-middle-class family in Central London, and was able to obtain her first film roles with MGM, including Gaslight, National Velvet, and The Picture of Dorian Gray. Lansbury went on to appear in 11 further MGM films before transitioning into theatrical productions, such as Mame, Gypsy, Sweeney Todd and The King and I. In 1984 she achieved worldwide fame as the sleuth Jessica Fletcher in the American whodunit series Murder, She Wrote, becoming one of the longest-running and most popular detective drama series in television history. Her numerous accolades included six Tony Awards, six Golden Globe Awards, a Laurence Olivier Award, and the Academy Honorary Award.

[Angela Lansbury] Achievements

1.A versatile actress, singer, and composer, Angela Lansbury has achieved notable success in many areas of entertainment. She has won five Tony Awards, three Golden Globe Awards, four Emmy Awards, and two Olivier Awards.

2.In 1967, she became the first woman to receive the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) Fellowship Award in recognition of her work.

3.She is also a two-time Academy Award nominee, having received her first nomination for Best Supporting Actress for her performance in Gaslight (1944) and her second nomination for Best Actress in The Manchurian Candidate(1962).

4.Lansbury has also been inducted into the American Theater Hall of Fame and the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

5.In 2018, she received the Kennedy Center Honor for her extraordinary contributions to the performing arts.

6.In 2019, she was presented with a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Screen Actors Guild.

7.In 2020, she was inducted into the Television Academy Hall of Fame.

8.She is a current member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

9.Lansbury is also the author of the children’s book series Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle.

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 Educated at

  • Webber Douglas Academy of Dramatic Art
  • South Hampstead High School


  • Actor
  • Film producer
  • Writer
  • Character actor
  • Screenwriter
  • Television producer

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