#belatedbirthday wishes to #angelalandsbury #dameangelalansbury Happy 93rd Birthday,
October 16, 1925
Angela Lansbury is a British-American-Irish actress of stage, film television, as well as a singer, songwriter, producer, writer and voice actress in a career that has spanned over seven decades and continues. She is best remembered by a newer generation of fans as fictional writer and amateur sleuth Jessica Fletcher in the drama mystery series Murder, She Wrote (1984-1996). It became one of the longest-running, popular detective drama series in television history, bringing her international fame.
During her career, she has received many awards including three Oscar nominations for Best Supporting Actress, fifteen Primetime Emmy nominations, an Honorary Oscar, five Tony Awards, six Golden Globes, and a Grammy Award. Lansbury was made a Dame in 2014 by Queen Elizabeth II for "services to drama, charitable work, and philanthropy." Some of Lansbury's film credits include Gaslight (1944), her film debut and first Oscar nomination for Best-Supporting Actress, The Picture of Dorian Gray (1945), The Harvey Girls (1946), Samson and Delilah (1949), The Court Jester (1956), The Manchurian Candidate (1962), Bedknobs and Broomsticks (1971) and Nanny McPhee (2005). Lansbury has also done voice work for a variety of television shows, films and video games. More recently, she is the voice of the Mayor of Whoville in the animated film The Grinch (2018) scheduled to be released in November and in Disney's Mary Poppins Returns (2018) to be released in December.
In her personal life, Lansbury has been married twice. She was married to actor Richard Cromwell from 1945 until their divorce in 1946 and to producer Peter Shaw from 1949 until his death in 2003. She has three children; son Anthony and daughter Deirdre from her marriage to Peter Shaw and Shaw's son David from a previous marriage.
Photo/MGM publicity photo of Angela Lansbury (1948) for the film Tenth Ave Angel