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Angela Lansbury

Dame Angela Brigid Lansbury DBE (born October 16, 1925) is a British-American actress and singer who has appeared in theater, television, and film roles. Her career has spanned almost eight decades, much of it in the United States. Her work has received international attention. 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.

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Oct 16, 1925 In Regent's Park, London, England, UK
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie Gaslight 1944-05-04
Latest Project:
Movie Beauty and the Beast Sing-Along 2020-01-17
Known For
Poster of Mary Poppins Returns
Poster of Anastasia
Poster of Beauty and the Beast
Poster of Little Gloria... Happy at Last
Movie Beauty and the Beast Sing-Along Narrator / Mrs. Potts (voice) (archive footage) 2020-01-17
Movie Every Act of Life Self 2018-04-23
Movie Howard Self (archive footage) 2018-04-22
Movie The Grinch Mayor McGerkle (voice) 2018-11-08
Movie Harold Prince: The Director's Life 2018-11-23
Movie Mary Poppins Returns Balloon Lady 2018-12-13
Movie Buttons Rose 2018-12-08
Movie Rod Taylor: Pulling No Punches Herself 2017-04-17
Series Little Women Aunt March 2017-12-26
Movie Driving Miss Daisy Daisy Werthan 2015-06-04
Movie Women He's Undressed Self 2015-06-11
Movie Six by Sondheim Mrs. Lovett (archive footage) 2013-12-09
Movie Mr. Popper's Penguins Mrs. Van Gundy 2011-06-17
Movie Beyond Beauty: The Untold Stories Behind the Making of Beauty and the Beast 2010-10-05
Movie The Boys: The Sherman Brothers' Story Herself 2009-01-01
Movie To Oz! The Making of a Classic Herself / Hostess 2009-09-23
Movie Heidi 4 Paws Grandmother (voice) 2008-11-10
Movie Words and Music by Jerry Herman Herself 2007-04-01
Movie Elvis: #1 Hit Performances Herself (archive footage) 2007-11-12
Movie Elvis: #1 Hit Performances & More Herself (archive footage) 2007-11-12
Series Law & Order: Trial by Jury Eleanor Duvall 2005-03-03
Movie Broadway's Lost Treasures III: The Best of The Tony Awards Rose (segment "Gypsy") 2005-08-07
Movie Nanny McPhee Aunt Adelaide 2005-10-21
Movie Queen of Diamonds Herself 2004-07-12
Movie The Blackwater Lightship Dora 2004-02-04
Movie Disney Princess Sing Along Songs, Vol. 1 - Once Upon A Dream Mrs. Potts (voice) 2004-09-07
Movie Broadway's Lost Treasures II Mame Dennis (segment "Mame") 2004-10-26
Movie Broadway: The Golden Age, by the Legends Who Were There Self 2003-01-01
Movie The Golden Girls: Lifetime Intimate Portrait Series 2003-01-01
Movie Murder, She Wrote: The Celtic Riddle Jessica Fletcher 2003-05-09
Movie Broadway's Lost Treasures Host / Mrs. Lovett (segment "Sweeney Todd") 2003-08-10
Movie Reflections on 'Gaslight' 2003-12-14
Movie The Cockettes Self (archive footage) 2002-01-16
Movie Mormon Tabernacle Choir Presents The Joy of Christmas with Angela Lansbury Self 2002-09-04
Movie Music Magic: The Sherman Brothers - Bedknobs and Broomsticks Self 2001-03-20
Movie Murder, She Wrote: The Last Free Man Jessica Fletcher / Sarah McCullough 2001-05-02
Movie Disney's 'Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs': Still the Fairest of Them All Narrator 2001-10-09
Movie Murder, She Wrote: A Story to Die For Jessica Fletcher 2000-05-18
Movie Sir John Mills' Moving Memories Self (archive footage) 2000-08-01
Movie Forever Hollywood Herself 1999-01-01
Movie The Unexpected Mrs. Pollifax Emily Pollifax 1999-05-20
Series Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Unknown 1999-09-20
Movie Fantasia 2000 Self - Host 1999-12-31
Movie Glorious Technicolor Narrator (voice) 1998-12-07
Movie Frank Capra's American Dream 1997-01-01
Series The View Unknown 1997-08-11
Movie Anastasia The Dowager Empress Marie (voice) 1997-11-20
Movie Murder, She Wrote: South by Southwest Jessica Fletcher 1997-11-02
Movie Beauty and the Beast: The Enchanted Christmas Mrs. Potts (voice) 1997-11-11
Series The Rosie O'Donnell Show Unknown 1996-06-10
Movie Mrs. Santa Claus Mrs. Santa Claus 1996-12-08
Movie A Benefit Celebration: A Tribute to Angela Lansbury Herself 1996-11-17
Movie Your Studio and You Herself 1995-02-01
Movie Anyone Can Whistle: Live at Carnegie Hall Self - Host / Narrator 1995-04-08
Movie Inside the Dream Factory Self 1995-11-01
Movie Jerry Herman's Broadway at the Hollywood Bowl Herself 1994-03-04
Movie That's Entertainment! III (archive footage) 1994-07-01
Series Touched by an Angel Unknown 1994-09-21
Movie Mickey's Audition Angela Lansbury 1992-10-01
Movie Mrs. 'Arris Goes to Paris Mrs. Ada Harris 1992-12-27
Movie Beauty and the Beast Mrs. Potts (voice) 1991-10-22
Movie The Trouble With Agatha Christie Herself 1991-01-01
Movie The Wonderful Wizard of Oz: 50 Years of Magic Herself - host 1990-02-20
Movie The Love She Sought Agatha McGee 1990-10-21
Movie The Shell Seekers Penelope Keeling 1989-12-03
Movie Angela Lansbury's Positive Moves Herself 1988-01-01
Movie Shootdown Nan Moore 1988-11-28
Movie The Spencer Tracy Legacy: A Tribute by Katharine Hepburn Herself 1986-03-09
Series Rage of Angels: The Story Continues Marchesa Allabrandi 1986-11-02
Movie Rage of Angels: The Story Continues Marchesa Allabrandi 1986-11-02
Series Lace Aunt Hortense Boutin 1984-02-26
Movie A Talent for Murder Ann Royce McClain 1984-01-17
Movie The Company of Wolves Granny 1984-09-21
Series Murder, She Wrote Jessica Fletcher 1984-09-30
Movie The Pirates of Penzance Ruth 1983-02-18
Movie The Gift of Love: A Christmas Story Amanda Fenwick 1983-12-20
Movie Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street Nellie Lovett 1982-09-12
Movie The Last Unicorn Mommy Fortuna (voice) 1982-11-19
Series Little Gloria... Happy at Last Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney 1982-10-24
Movie The Mirror Crack'd Miss Jane Marple 1980-09-19
Series Magnum, P.I. Unknown 1980-12-11
Movie The Lady Vanishes Miss Froy 1979-04-30
Movie Death on the Nile Salome Otterbourne 1978-09-29
Movie Death on the Nile: Making of Featurette Salome Otterbourne 1978-01-01
Series The Kennedy Center Honors Unknown 1978-12-28
Movie The First Christmas: The Story of the First Christmas Snow Sister Theresa / Narrator (voice) 1975-12-19
Movie That's Entertainment! (archive footage) (uncredited) 1974-06-21
Series The Julie Andrews Hour Herself 1972-09-13
Movie Bedknobs and Broomsticks Miss Price 1971-10-07
Movie Something For Everyone Countess Herthe von Ornstein 1970-07-22
Series The Dick Cavett Show Herself - Guest 1968-06-06
Movie Mister Buddwing Gloria 1966-07-15
Movie The Greatest Story Ever Told Claudia 1965-02-15
Movie The Amorous Adventures of Moll Flanders Lady Blystone 1965-05-26
Movie Harlow Mama Jean Bello 1965-06-23
Movie The World of Henry Orient Isabel Boyd 1964-03-19
Movie Dear Heart Phyllis 1964-12-02
Movie In the Cool of the Day Sybil Logan 1963-05-29
Series The Danny Kaye Show Self 1963-09-25
Movie All Fall Down Annabell Willart 1962-04-06
Movie The Manchurian Candidate Mrs. Iselin 1962-10-01
Movie Blue Hawaii Sarah Lee Gates 1961-11-22
Movie A Breath of Scandal la comtesse Lina 1960-05-15
Movie The Dark at the Top of the Stairs Mavis Pruitt 1960-09-28
Movie Summer of the Seventeenth Doll Pearl 1959-12-01
Movie The Reluctant Debutante Mabel Claremont 1958-01-01
Movie The Long, Hot Summer Minnie Littlejohn 1958-04-03
Movie Please Murder Me Myra Leeds 1956-03-01
Series Tony Awards Herself - Host / Performer 1956-04-01
Movie A Life at Stake Doris Hillman 1955-03-01
Series Stage 7 Vanessa Peters 1955-01-30
Movie The Purple Mask Madame Valentine 1955-06-15
Series Screen Director's Playhouse Vera Wayne 1955-10-05
Movie The Court Jester Princess Gwendolyn 1955-12-24
Movie A Lawless Street Tally Dickenson 1955-11-15
Series Studio 57 Unknown 1954-09-21
Series Climax! Unknown 1954-10-07
Movie Remains to Be Seen Valeska Chauvel 1953-05-15
Series General Electric Theater Unknown 1953-02-01
Series The Oscars Unknown 1953-03-18
Series Today Unknown 1952-01-14
Series Four Star Playhouse Joan Robinson 1952-09-25
Movie Mutiny Leslie Waldridge 1952-03-05
Series Schlitz Playhouse of Stars Unknown 1951-10-05
Movie Kind Lady Mrs. Edwards 1951-06-20
Series Hallmark Hall of Fame Unknown 1951-12-24
Series Your Show of Shows Unknown 1950-02-25
Series Robert Montgomery Presents Unknown 1950-01-30
Series Lux Video Theatre Unknown 1950-10-02
Series The Emmy Awards Unknown 1949-01-25
Movie The Red Danube Audrey Quail 1949-10-14
Movie Samson and Delilah Semadar 1949-12-21
Movie Tenth Avenue Angel Susan Bratten 1948-02-20
Movie State of the Union Kay Thorndyke 1948-04-30
Series Ford Theatre Lola Walker 1948-10-17
Movie The Three Musketeers Queen Ann 1948-10-19
Movie The Private Affairs of Bel Ami Clotilde de Marelle 1947-04-25
Movie If Winter Comes Mabel Sabre 1947-12-31
Movie The Harvey Girls Em 1946-01-18
Movie Till the Clouds Roll By London Specialty 1946-12-05
Movie The Hoodlum Saint Dusty Millard 1946-04-04
Movie National Velvet Edwina Brown 1945-01-26
Movie The Picture of Dorian Gray Sibyl Vane 1945-03-01
Movie Gaslight Nancy Oliver 1944-05-04