Angela Lansbury Overview:

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 .


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.

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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

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:

Noir: A Life at Stake (1955) and Please Murder Me! (1956)

By The Lady Eve on Nov 11, 2022 From Lady Eve's Reel Life

It was only with her passing last month that I found out Dame had made a couple of low budget films noir during her long, storied career. I was aware, of course, that she had played some memorably unpleasant female characters over the years. There was Nancy, Ingrid Bergman's cunning ... Read full article

ADORING BLOGATHON, Murder, She Wrote: The Last Free Man (2001)

on Feb 15, 2019 From Caftan Woman

The Adoring Blogathon is hosted by Gill of Realweegiemidget Reviews. Enjoy all of the contributions collected HERE. "There is something a little bit mysterious and interesting about her and that certainly appeals to me... Mystery is my business, as you know." - Angela Lansbu... Read full article

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


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

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Angela Lansbury Quotes:

Minnie Littlejohn: I made plans, Will, matrimonial plans.
Will Varner: Now you ain't ever heard me say the word matrimony.
Minnie Littlejohn: Well now, I'm willing to overlook that.

Mavis Pruitt: I'm going to tell you something, Mrs. Flood. Every time a door is slammed in a marriage... every time a woman turns her face away because she's tired or unwilling... there's someone waiting. Someone like me.

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]

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Granddaughter of George Lansbury, British Labour Party leader in 1930s.

Is a member of St. David's Anglican Church in North Hollywood, California.

She reunited with Death on the Nile (1978) co-star Olivia Hussey in the "Murder, She Wrote" (1984) episode "Sing a Song of Murder" (#27), seven years after that film. Olivia played Rosalie Otterbourne in the movie and she was the daughter of Salome Otterbourne, played by Lansbury.

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