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Angela Lansbury

Actress Angela Lansbury
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Profession: Actress

United Kingdom

Biography: 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: 96 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
  • 1966-05-24 Jerry Herman's musical "Mame", starring Angela Lansbury and Bea Arthur, opens at Winter Garden Theater, NYC; runs for 1508 performances, wins 3 Tony Awards
  • 1974-09-23 Revival of Jules Styne and Stephen Sondheim's musical "Gypsy" opens at Winter Garden Theater, NYC; runs for 120 performances, Angela Lansbury wins Tony Award for her role as Mama Rose
  • 1983-07-15 Film version of "The Pirates of Penzance", starring Kevin Kline, Linda Ronstadt, and Angela Lansbury premieres in US
  • 1983-08-28 Revival of Jerry Herman' musical "Mame", starring Angela Lansbury closes at the George Gershwin Theater, NYC, after 41 performances

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