She's an asbolute legend and is still going strong aged 90! Angela Lansbury was part of our childhood and here are the reasons why we absolutely love her...
1. Despite moving to America in 1940 to escape the Blitz, legendary Angela Lansbury was born in London in 1926 – so she’s one of our own!
2. In 1944, Lansbury appeared in her first film, Gaslight. Her performance was so good, she was nominated for a Best Supporting Actress award at the Oscars. It would be one of many award nominations.
3. Her first marriage ended in 1946, but in 1949 she married fellow actor Peter Shaw in London. Angela said that he was her rock and they remained happily married until his death in 2003. A 54-year marriage is impressive by anyone’s standards.
4. Angela Lansbury has had an illustrious career on stage and screen. We loved her in Disney’s Bedknobs and Broomsticks.
5. We adored Angela Lansbury as crime-writing sleuth, Jessica Fletcher, in Murder She Wrote which ran from 1984-1996. We tuned in every Sunday night to watch her solve murders and secretly we wanted to visit Cabot Cove.
6. We got a little over excited when Jessica Fletcher appeared in an episode of Magnum P.I. with Tom Selleck’s character, Magnum. He appeared in an epsiode of Murder She Wrote too. Classic!
7. We can’t get enough of Angela Lansbury’s dulcet tones as Mrs Potts in Disney’s Beauty and the Beast. Tale as old as time…
8. She’s done copious amounts of charity work in her long life, particularly those that support victims of domestic violence and HIV/Aids charities.
9. In 2014, Angela Lansbury was made a Dame (DBE) by the Queen in recognition for her services to drama, charitable work and philanthropy.
10. She was brilliant at playing mean, grumpy Aunt Adelaide in Nanny McPhee. Terrifying!
11. At the age of 90, Angela Lansbury is still working and even trod the boards on a London stage again in 2014. She’s amazing!
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