On This Day

Angela Lansbury

Actress Angela Lansbury
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Profession: Actress

United Kingdom

Why Famous: An acting career which spanned seven decades and earned an unsurpassed five performance Tony Awards (tied with Julie Harris and Audra McDonald). Most famous for playing Jessica Fletcher in 'Murder, She Wrote'.

Born: October 16, 1925
Birthplace: Poplar, London, England
Age: 95 years old

Generation: Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Libra

Married Life

  • 1945-09-27 Actor Richard Cromwell (35) weds actress Angela Lansbury (19) in Independence, California
  • 1949-08-12 Multi-Tony award-winning actress Angela Lansbury (23) weds actor and producer Peter Shaw (31) at St. Columba's Presbyterian Church of Scotland in London, England

Historical Events

  • 1944-05-04 "Gaslight", starring an 18-year-old Angela Lansbury in her film debut, is released

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