Angela Lansbury was bornon 16 October 1925 in London, United Kingdom, British, is Actress. Angela Lansbury is an Oscar-nominated actress, who has been equally successful on stage, in films and on television. She is a British-American actress with Irish roots. Moving to the United States in 1940 to escape the German bombarding of Britain during the Second World War, she supported her family by doing petty jobs before being cast in major roles in films and on stage. Even before turning twenty, she received two 'Academy Award' nominations for her performance in 'Gaslight' and 'The Picture of Dorian Gray', becoming the youngest actor to do so. She failed to receive an Emmy Award despite being nominated for 12 years straight, but has won six 'Golden Globe' awards and five 'Tony Awards'. She has charmed the audience with her performance in films like 'The Manchurian Candidate', 'Bedknobs and Broomsticks' and 'Death on the Nile'. She took critics by surprise with her portrayal of Mame Dennis in the musical 'Mame'. She is most recognized for playing the lead in the detective series 'Murder, She Wrote'. She has recently returned to stage and portrayed a number of critically acclaimed roles in plays like 'Deuce' and 'Blithe Spirit'.
She later appeared in another TV series, 'Law & Order: Special Victims Unit' and played an important role in the 2005 movie 'Nanny McPhee'
Even after the series ended in 1996, she continued to play Jessica Fletcher in a number of telefilms based on the same storyline
In 1984, she chose to appear in the detective television series 'Murder, She Wrote', despite her agents advising otherwise
After a long gap, she played Salome Otterbourne in 'Death on the Nile' (1978), a British mystery film based on Agatha Christie's novel
In 1971, she was cast as the witch Miss Eglantine Price in the partially animated Disney movie 'Bedknobs and Broomsticks'
She continued to appear in films in the next few years, but started to receive major roles in the 1970s, playing a countess in 'Something for Everyone'
In 1966, she got her first starring role on stage as Mame Dennis in the musical 'Mame'
Following a couple of well-received roles in movies like 'The Dark at the Top of the Stairs' (1960) and 'All Fall Down' (1962), she was cast in the 1963 movie 'The Manchurian Candidate'
She debuted on Broadway in 1957, playing Marcel Cat in the play 'Hotel Paradiso'
In 1949, she married actor Peter Shaw and lived together for over five decades till his death in 2003
Throughout the next decade, she appeared in a number of MGM productions, including 'The Harvey Girls' (1946), 'State of the Union' (1948), and 'The Three Musketeers' (1948)
At the age of 19, Angela Lansbury eloped with actor Richard Cromwell and married soon after in 1945
In 1944, she acted alongside Elizabeth Taylor in the commercially successful film 'National Velvet'
Angela Lansbury started her career in 1942, at the age of 16, as a nightclub act at the Samovar Club, Montreal
After the death of her grandfather in 1940, her mother moved to United States to escape the Blitz
She attended South Hampstead High School from 1934 to 1939, but was largely self-educated, learning from books, theatre and cinema
Angela Brigid Lansbury was born on October 16, 1925, in Regent's Park, Central London, to actress Moyna Macgill and timber merchant Edgar Lansbury