Angela Lansbury

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Biography

  • Birth Name: Angela Brigid Lansbury
  • Birth Place: London, England
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 10/16/1925, Libra
  • Profession: Actor
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Angela Lansbury Fast Facts:
  • Left her native England with mother and two brothers in 1940 on the last boat to America following the London Blitz; became U.S. citizen in 1951. 
  • Nominated for an Oscar for her film debut in 1944's Gaslight.
  • Broadway musical debut was in Stephen Sondheim's short-lived Anyone Can Whistle in 1964; other Broadway triumphs include Mame, Gypsy, Sweeney ToddBlithe Spirit and A Little Night Music.
  • Was only three years older than Laurence Harvey, who played her son in The Manchurian Candidate (1962).
  • Noted film appearances include The Picture of Dorian Gray (1945), Bedknobs and Broomsticks (1971), and Beauty and the Beast (1991).
  • Received an Emmy nomination for the role of Jessica Fletcher in Murder, She Wrote for each of the 12 seasons the detective drama aired, but never won.
  • Among honors received: induction into the Theatre Hall of Fame (1982) and the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Hall of Fame (1996); recipient of the National Medal of Arts (1997) and the Kennedy Center Honors (2000).
  • Named a Dame Commander of the British Empire by Queen Elizabeth II in her New Year Honor's List in 2013.
  • Angela Lansbury Relationships:
  • Edgar Isaac Lansbury - Father
  • Moyna MacGill - Mother
  • Felicia Lansbury - Niece
  • Tamara Ustinov - Niece
  • Isolde Denham - Half Sister
  • Peter Shaw - Husband (deceased)
  • David Lansbury - Nephew
  • Edgar Lansbury - Brother
  • Bruce Lansbury - Brother
  • Anthony Shaw - Son
  • Deirdre Angela Shaw - Daughter
  • George Lansbury - Grandfather
  • Richard Cromwell - Ex-husband
  • David Shaw - Stepson
  • Angela Lansbury Awards:
  • 1983 Emmy: Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or a Special - Nominee
  • 1989 Emmy: Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series - Nominee
  • 1993 Emmy: Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series - Nominee
  • 2004 Emmy: Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie - Nominee
  • 1988 Emmy: Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series - Nominee
  • 1995 Emmy: Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series - Nominee
  • 1996 Emmy: Outstanding Lead Actress for a Drama Series - Nominee
  • 1984 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television - Nominee
  • 1989 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Drama - Nominee
  • 1992 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Drama - Winner
  • 1985 Emmy: Outstanding Individual Performance in a Variety or Music Program - Nominee
  • 1991 Emmy: Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series - Nominee
  • 1992 Emmy: Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series - Nominee
  • 2005 Emmy: Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series - Nominee
  • 1987 Emmy: Outstanding Individual Performance in a Variety or Music Program - Nominee
  • 1990 Emmy: Outstanding Individual Performance in a Variety or Music Program - Nominee
  • 1986 Emmy: Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series - Nominee
  • 1990 Emmy: Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series - Nominee
  • 1994 Emmy: Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series - Nominee
  • 1995 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Drama - Nominee
  • 1990 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Drama - Winner
  • 1993 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Drama - Nominee
  • 1985 Emmy: Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series - Nominee
  • 1986 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Drama - Nominee
  • 1991 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Drama - Nominee
  • 1988 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Drama - Nominee
  • 1972 Golden Globe: Actress in a Leading Role - Musical or Comedy - Nominee
  • 1971 Golden Globe: Actress in a Leading Role - Musical or Comedy - Nominee
  • 1963 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture - Winner
  • 1946 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture - Winner
  • 1987 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Drama - Winner
  • 1985 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Drama - Winner
  • 1944 Oscar: Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role - Nominee
  • 1962 Oscar: Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role - Nominee
  • 1966 Tony: Actress (Musical) - Winner
  • 1979 Tony: Actress (Musical) - Winner
  • 1969 Tony: Actress (Musical) - Winner
  • 2007 Tony: Actress (Play) - Nominee
  • 2009 Tony: Actress (Featured Role--Play) - Winner
  • 1985 People's Choice Awards: Favorite Female Performer in a New TV Program - Winner
  • 2010 Tony: Actress (Featured Role--Musical) - Nominee
  • 1978 BAFTA Film Awards: Best Supporting Actress - Nominee
  • 1996 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Life Achievement Award - Winner
  • 1994 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series - Nominee
  • 2013 Oscar: Honorary Award - Winner
  • 1987 Emmy: Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series - Nominee
  • 1975 Tony: Actress (Musical) - Winner
  • 1945 Oscar: Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role - Nominee

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