Angela Lansbury

Angela Lansbury

TV Actress

Dame Angela Brigid Lansbury DBE was an Irish-British and American actress and singer. In a career spanning eight decades, she played various roles across film, stage, and television.

Full Name
Dame Angela Brigid Lansbury
Oct 16, 1925
Oct 11, 2022
5′ 8″
Net Worth


Angela Lansbury was born on October 16, 1925, in Poplar, London, England. Her zodiac sign is Libra and her ethnicity is English. She was the daughter of a Albert Edward Lansbury, a politician and a mother named Moyna MacGill. As a child, Angela lived with her grandmother while her parents were away on business trips. 

At the age of nine, Angela moved to the United States after her father accepted a job offer in New York City. She attended Catholic schools and studied acting at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts. 

Angela began her career as an actress appearing in small roles on Broadway before transitioning to film in 1944’s Gaslight. Over the course of her long career she has starred in several classic movies including The Picture of Dorian Gray (1945), Bedknobs and Broomsticks (1971) and Beauty and the Beast (1991). 

In 1984 she became a household name when she started starring in Murder, She Wrote, which ran for 12 seasons until 1996. For her performance on the show she won five Golden Globe Awards and twelve Emmy Award nominations. 

In 2014 she received an Olivier Award for Lifetime Achievement from The Society of London Theatre and in 2017 she was awarded with The Presidential Medal of Freedom by former president Obama for her contribution to television arts. 

Angela currently lives in Beverly Hills, California with her husband Peter Shaw who she married in 1949 and has two children with him Tara Shaw and Anthony Shaw both actors themselves.

Life Timeline

<div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1925</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Angela Lansbury is Born</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">On October 16, 1925, Angela Lansbury was born in London, England.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1940s</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Moves to the United States</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Lansbury moves to the United States with her mother in the 1940s.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1942</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Begins Acting Career</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">At the age of 17, Lansbury begins her acting career in her first Broadway show, "The Man Who Came to Dinner".</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1945</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Marries Richard Cromwell</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Lansbury marries actor Richard Cromwell but the marriage ends in divorce in 1946.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1984</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Stars in "Murder She Wrote"</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Lansbury stars as Jessica Fletcher in the hit TV series "Murder She Wrote" which ran for 12 seasons (1984 - 1996).</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2007</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Receives Kennedy Center Honor</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Lansbury receives the prestigious Kennedy Center Honor for lifetime achievement in the performing arts.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2019</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Awarded Honorary Oscar</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Lansbury is honored with an Honorary Oscar for her contribution to film and television.</p></div>

Why We Love Them

<div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">A.</span> She's a Great Actress</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Angela Lansbury is a great actress. She has had a long and successful career, spanning over sixty years. Her iconic roles in movies such as "The Manchurian Candidate" and "Death on the Nile" have made her a beloved figure in Hollywood.</p></div>

<div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">B.</span> She's an Inspiration</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Angela Lansbury is an inspiration to many people. Despite being in her 90s, she continues to act and take on new roles. Her resilience and passion for her craft are a testament to her strength of character.</p></div>

<div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">C.</span> She's Loved by All Generations</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Angela Lansbury is loved by all generations. From young children who love her as Jessica Fletcher from "Murder She Wrote," to older fans who remember her from the classic films she has starred in, everyone loves Angela Lansbury!</p></div>

Interesting Facts

<div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">1.</span> Starred in 17 Musicals</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Angela Lansbury has starred in 17 musicals, including the classic film adaptation of “Gypsy” and the Tony Award-winning revival of “Mame”.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">2.</span> Won 5 Tony Awards</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Angela Lansbury is a five-time Tony Award winner, having won for her performances in “Mame” (1966), “Dear World” (1969), “Gypsy” (1975), “Sweeney Todd” (1979) and “Blithe Spirit” (2009).</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">3.</span> Has an Honorary Oscar</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">In 2014, Angela Lansbury was awarded an honorary Oscar for her contribution to the film industry. She was only the fourth female actor to receive the honor.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">4.</span> Voice of Mrs. Potts</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Angela Lansbury provided the voice of Mrs. Potts in Disney’s 1991 animated film, “Beauty and the Beast.” She won a Grammy Award and Golden Globe nomination for her performance.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">5.</span> Honorary Dame Commander</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">In 2014, Angela Lansbury was made an Honorary Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire in recognition of her long career in theater, film and television.</p></div>


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