Biography

Angela Brigid Lansbury, CBE (born 16 October 1925) is an English actress and singer in theatre, television and motion pictures, whose career has spanned eight decades. Her first film appearance was in the 1944 film Gaslight as a conniving maid, for which she received an Academy Award nomination. Among her other films are The Manchurian Candidate (1962), Bedknobs and Broomsticks (1971) Beauty and the Beast (1991), and Anastasia (1997).

She expanded her repertoire to Broadway musicals and television in the 1950s and was particularly successful in Broadway productions of Gypsy, Mame and Sweeney Todd. Lansbury is perhaps best known to modern audiences for her 12 year run as writer and sleuth Jessica Fletcher on the U.S. television series Murder, She Wrote, in which she starred from 1984 to 1996. Her recent roles include Lady Adelaide Stitch in the 2005 film Nanny McPhee, Leona Mullen in the 2007 Broadway play Deuce, Madame Arcati in the 2009 Broadway revival of the play Blithe Spirit and Madame Armfeldt in the 2010 Broadway revival of the musical A Little Night Music.

Respected for her versatility, Lansbury has won five Tony Awards, six Golden Globes, an Honorary Academy Award, and has been nominated for numerous other industry awards, including the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress on three occasions, and eighteen Emmy Awards.

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Angela Brigid Lansbury, CBE (born 16 October 1925) is an English actress and singer in theatre, television and motion pictures, whose career has spanned eight decades. Her first film appearance was in the 1944 film Gaslight as a conniving maid, for which she received an Academy Award nomination. Among her other films are The Manchurian Candidate (1962), Bedknobs and Broomsticks (1971) Beauty and the Beast (1991), and Anastasia (1997).

She expanded her repertoire to Broadway musicals and television in the 1950s and was particularly successful in Broadway productions of Gypsy, Mame and Sweeney Todd. Lansbury is perhaps best known to modern audiences for her 12 year run as writer and sleuth Jessica Fletcher on the U.S. television series Murder, She Wrote, in which she starred from 1984 to 1996. Her recent roles include Lady Adelaide Stitch in the 2005 film Nanny McPhee, Leona Mullen in the 2007 Broadway play Deuce, Madame Arcati in the 2009 Broadway revival of the play Blithe Spirit and Madame Armfeldt in the 2010 Broadway revival of the musical A Little Night Music.

Respected for her versatility, Lansbury has won five Tony Awards, six Golden Globes, an Honorary Academy Award, and has been nominated for numerous other industry awards, including the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress on three occasions, and eighteen Emmy Awards.

Description above from the Wikipedia article Angela Lansbury, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Female

Known Credits 117

Birthday 1925-10-16

Place of Birth Poplar, London, England, UK

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Acting TV ShowsMovies

2018 Mary Poppins Returns as Balloon Lady
2017 Little Women(3 episodes) as Aunt March
2017 Rod Taylor: Pulling No Punches as Self
2015 Women He's Undressed as Herself
2014 Driving Miss Daisy as Daisy Werthan
2013 Six by Sondheim as Mrs. Lovett (archive footage)
2011 Mr. Popper's Penguins as Mrs. Van Gundy
2007 Elvis: #1 Hit Performances as Herself (archive footage)
2007 Words and Music by Jerry Herman as Herself
2005 Nanny McPhee as Aunt Adelaide
2005 Broadway's Lost Treasures III - The Best of the Tony Awards as Herself
2004 Broadway's Lost Treasures II
2004 Queen of Diamonds as Herself
2004 The Blackwater Lightship as Dora
2003 Broadway's Lost Treasures as Self
2003 Murder, She Wrote: The Celtic Riddle as Jessica Fletcher
2003 The Golden Girls: Lifetime Intimate Portrait Series
2003 Broadway: The Golden Age as Herself
2002 Mormon Tabernacle Choir Presents The Joy of Christmas with Angela Lansbury as Self
2001 Murder, She Wrote: The Last Free Man as Jessica Fletcher / Sarah McCullough
2000 Murder, She Wrote: A Story to Die For as Jessica Fletcher
1999 Fantasia 2000 as Herself - Host
1999 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit(2 episodes)
1999 The Unexpected Mrs. Pollifax
1998 Glorious Technicolor as Narrator (voice)
1997 Anastasia as The Dowager Empress Marie (voice)
1997 Beauty and the Beast: The Enchanted Christmas as Mrs. Potts
1997 Murder, She Wrote: South by Southwest as Jessica Fletcher
1997 The View(2 episodes)
1996 Mrs. Santa Claus as Mrs. Santa Claus
1996 The Rosie O'Donnell Show(1 episode)
1995 Your Studio and You as Herself
1994 Touched by an Angel(1 episode)
1994 That's Entertainment! III
1992 Mrs. 'Arris Goes to Paris as Mrs. Ada Harris
1992 Mickey's Audition as Angela Lansbury
1991 Beauty and the Beast as Mrs. Potts (voice)
1991 The Trouble With Agatha Christie as Herself
1990 The Love She Sought as Agatha McGee
1990 The Wonderful Wizard of Oz: 50 Years of Magic as Herself - host
1989 The Shell Seekers as Penelope Keeling
1988 Shootdown as Nan Moore
1988 Angela Lansbury's Positive Moves as Herself
1986 Rage of Angels: The Story Continues as Marchesa Allabrandi
1984 Murder, She Wrote(269 episodes) as Jessica Fletcher
1984 The Company of Wolves as Granny
1984 Lace(2 episodes) as Aunt Hortense Boutin
1984 A Talent For murder as Ann Royce McClain
1983 The Gift of Love: A Christmas Story as Amanda Fenwick
1983 The Pirates of Penzance as Ruth
1982 The Last Unicorn as Mommy Fortuna (voice)
1982 Little Gloria... Happy at Last(2 episodes) as Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney
1982 Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street as Nellie Lovett
1980 Magnum, P.I.(1 episode)
1980 The Mirror Crack'd as Miss Jane Marple
1979 The Lady Vanishes as Miss Froy
1978 The Kennedy Center Honors(1 episode)
1978 Death on the Nile as Mrs. Salome Otterbourne
1978 Death on the Nile: Making of Featurette as Salome Otterbourne
1975 The First Christmas: The Story of the First Christmas Snow as Sister Theresa / Narrator (voice)
1974 That's Entertainment! as Herself - at Banquet (archive footage) (uncredited)
1971 Bedknobs and Broomsticks as Miss Price
1970 Something For Everyone as Countess Herthe von Ornstein
1966 Mister Buddwing as Gloria
1965 Harlow as Jean Bello
1965 The Amorous Adventures of Moll Flanders as Lady Blystone
1965 The Greatest Story Ever Told as Claudia
1964 Dear Heart as Phyllis
1964 The World of Henry Orient as Isabel Boyd
1963 In the Cool of the Day as Sybil Logan
1962 The Manchurian Candidate as Mrs. Iselin
1962 All Fall Down as Annabell Willart
1962 The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse as Marguerite Laurier (voice)
1961 Blue Hawaii as Sarah Lee Gates
1960 The Dark at the Top of the Stairs as Mavis Pruitt
1960 A Breath of Scandal as la comtesse Lina
1959 Summer of the Seventeenth Doll as Pearl
1958 The Long, Hot Summer as Minnie Littlejohn
1958 The Reluctant Debutante as Mabel Claremont
1956 Please Murder Me as Myra Leeds
1955 The Court Jester as Princess Gwendolyn
1955 A Lawless Street as Tally Dickenson
1955 Screen Director's Playhouse(35 episodes) as Vera Wayne
1955 The Purple Mask as Madame Valentine
1955 A Life at Stake as Doris Hillman
1955 Stage 7(2 episodes) as Vanessa Peters
1955 The Star and the Story(38 episodes) as Jane Pritchard
1954 Climax!(2 episodes)
1954 Studio 57(2 episodes)
1953 Remains to Be Seen as Valeska Chauvel
1953 The Academy Awards(6 episodes)
1953 General Electric Theater(1 episode)
1952 Four Star Playhouse(121 episodes) as Joan Robinson
1952 Mutiny as Leslie Waldridge
1952 Today(1 episode)
1951 Hallmark Hall of Fame(2 episodes)
1951 Schlitz Playhouse of Stars(1 episode)
1951 Kind Lady as Mrs. Edwards
1950 Lux Video Theatre(4 episodes)
1950 Your Show of Shows(1 episode)
1950 Robert Montgomery Presents(2 episodes)
1949 Samson and Delilah as Semadar
1949 The Red Danube as Audrey Quail
1949 The Emmy Awards(1 episode)
1948 Ford Theatre(195 episodes) as Lola Walker
1948 The Three Musketeers as Queen Ann
1948 State of the Union as Kay Thorndyke
1948 Tenth Avenue Angel as Susan Bratten
1947 If Winter Comes as Mabel Sabre
1947 The Private Affairs of Bel Ami as Clotilde de Marelle
1947 Tony Awards(6 episodes)
1946 Till the Clouds Roll By as London Specialty
1946 The Hoodlum Saint as Dusty Millard
1946 The Harvey Girls as Em
1945 The Picture of Dorian Gray as Sibyl Vane
1944 National Velvet as Edwina Brown
1944 Gaslight as Nancy Oliver

Production

1984 Murder, She Wrote(269 episodes)Producer

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