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Angela Lansbury Overview:

Legendary actress, Angela Lansbury, was born Angela Brigid Lansbury on Oct 16, 1925 in Poplar, London. As of December 2016, Angela Lansbury was 91 years old.

HONORS and AWARDS:

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Although Lansbury was nominated for three Oscars, she never won a competitive Academy Award.

Academy Awards

YearAwardFilm nameRoleResult
1944Best Supporting ActressGaslight (1944)Nancy OliverNominated
1945Best Supporting ActressThe Picture of Dorian Gray (1945)Sibyl VaneNominated
1962Best Supporting ActressThe Manchurian Candidate (1962)Raymond's MotherNominated
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She was honored with two stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the categories of Television and Motion Pictures. In addition, Lansbury was inducted into the Theater Hall of Fame and TV Hall of Fame . On November 30, 1995, Lansbury received the Disney Legends Award for living up to the Disney principals of imagination, skill, discipline, craftsmanship and magic.

BlogHub Articles:

Actress Beauty Tips #38: Positive Moves with

on Aug 19, 2017 From Comet Over Hollywood

This is the 38th installment of the classic actress beauty tips that I have read about and tested.  Actress has had a long and varied career. Lansbury started in films in 1944 and on the stage in 1957, and she still works in both mediums today. She was active on television with her o... Read full article


HAPPY 90TH BIRTHDAY

By Crystal Kalyana on Oct 16, 2015 From In The Good Old Days Of Classic Hollywood

Today marks the 90th anniversary of the birth of the motion picture legend, , the notable actress who is primarily remembered for her memorable portrayal of Jessica Fletcher in the long running television series, Murder She Wrote. Angela Bridget Lansbury, made her star-studded debut ... Read full article


31 Days of Oscar Blogathon:

By minooallen on Feb 10, 2015 From Classic Movie Hub Blog

31 Days of Oscar Blogathon in The Manchurian Candiate In 2013, the Academy Awards corrected what was, in my humble opinion, one of its biggest mistakes. No, it did not reverse its 1942 Best Picture decision and give it to Citizen Kane (no offense to How Green Was My Valley lovers). I... Read full article


and James Earl Jones Drive Miss Daisy to the Multiplex

By Will McKinley on Jun 4, 2014 From Cinematically Insane

There’s a new film in theaters this week, which is news that will delight any classic movie and TV fan. But the version of Driving Miss Daisy in which the legendary actress stars opposite James Earl Jones isn’t a remake of Bruce Beresford’s 1989 Best Picture winner. It isn’t even a f... Read full article


Classic Movie Legend Tribute:

By minooallen on Oct 16, 2012 From Classic Movie Hub Blog

Happy Birthday to Classic Movie Legend, , born on October 16, 1925! I have a confession: I am ’s biggest fan. Ok. Maybe not biggest fan, but I am in at least in the 10 percent of Lansbury fandom. It’s no secret to those around me that I adore this woman. I own multiple ... Read full article


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Angela Lansbury Quotes:

Mrs. Iselin: I know you will never entirely comprehend this, Raymond, but you must believe I did not know it would be you. I served them. I fought for them. I'm on the point of winning for them the greatest foothold they would ever have in this country. And they paid me back by taking your soul away from you. I told them to build me an assassin. I wanted a killer from a world filled with killers and they chose you because they thought it would bind me closer to them.
[Puts her hands on Raymond's face]
Mrs. Iselin: But now, we have come almost to the end. One last step. And then when I take power, they will be pulled down and ground into dirt for what they did to you. And what they did in so contemptuously underestimating me.
[Kisses Raymond on the forehead, then his cheek, then on his lips]


Annabell Willart: Ralph, you're gonna' have to talk to Clinton.
Ralph Willart: [Not terribly concerned] Yeah? What about?
Annabell Willart: [Exasperated] "What about?" Do you realize that boy hasn't set his foot inside a classroom in the past two months?
Ralph Willart: Well, maybe he doesn't like the school he has to go to.
Annabell Willart: [Sarcastically] Well, maybe we should call the School Board and ask them to start a new school, just to please "His Majesty."
Annabell Willart: [Now without the sarcasm] Ralph, will ya' talk to him?


Nancy Oliver: Gonna work on your tunes again tonight, sir? You're always working, aren't you?
Gregory Anton: Yes. What are you doing with your evening out?
Nancy Oliver: Oh, I'm going to a music hall...
[starts to sing 'Up in a balloon']
Gregory Anton: I've never been to an English music hall.
Nancy Oliver: Oh, you don't know what you've missed, sir...
Gregory Anton: And whom are you going to the music hall with?
Nancy Oliver: A gentleman friend, sir.
Gregory Anton: Oh, now you know, Nancy, don't you, that gentlemen friends are sometimes inclined to take liberties with young ladies.
Nancy Oliver: Oh no, sir, not with me. I can take care of myself - when I want to.
Gregory Anton: You know, Nancy, it strikes me that you're not at all the kind of girl that your mistress should have for a housemaid.
Nancy Oliver: [flirtatiously] No, sir? She's not the only one in the house - is she?


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She was awarded the 2009 Tony Award for Actress in A Featured Role in a Play for her performance in "Blithe Spirit" on Broadway in New York City.

July 14, 2005: She had knee replacement surgery.

Wearing just conventional makeup (i.e., not studio made-up to look "old"), she was most chilling and unforgettable (and convincing!) as the manipulating mother of Laurence Harvey in The Manchurian Candidate (1962), while in real life being scarcely three years Harvey's senior.

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