Legendary actress, Angela Lansbury, was born Angela Brigid Lansbury on Oct 16, 1925 in Poplar, London. Lansbury died at the age of 97 on Oct 11, 2022 in Los Angeles, CA .
MINI BIO:Blonde, British-born actress and singer, in America from 1940, who always seemed several years older than she was, until she got into her forties. Her petulant prettiness was an invitation to producers to cast her in spiteful or bitchy roles and it was not ignored. But she took Broadway by storm as Mame in 1966 and has since commanded a better range of roles and become a bigger name at the box office. In recent times she has played spinster detectives on several occasions with some success. Nominated for the Best Supporting Actress Oscar three times, in Gaslight, The Picture of Dorian Gray, and The Manchurian Candidate. Briefly married in 1945-1946 (first of two) to actor Richard Cromwell. Much on TV in the 1990s as author-sleuth Jessica Fletcher in the Murder She Wrote series. (Source: available at Amazon Quinlan's Film Stars).
HONORS and AWARDS:.
Although Lansbury was nominated for three Oscars, she never won a competitive Academy Award.
|1944||Best Supporting Actress||Gaslight (1944)||Nancy Oliver||Nominated|
|1945||Best Supporting Actress||The Picture of Dorian Gray (1945)||Sibyl Vane||Nominated|
|1962||Best Supporting Actress||The Manchurian Candidate (1962)||Raymond's Mother||Nominated|
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.
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Semadar: What is stronger than a lion?
Princess Gwendolyn: Marry Griswold? Never!
King Roderick: What was that?
Princess Gwendolyn: He's a brute and a lout.
King Roderick: Brute or not, lout or not, if it pleases me you will marry Griswold.
Princess Gwendolyn: If it pleases you so much, you marry Griswold.
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?
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