“Forgotten Hollywood”- Dame Lansbury…

Posted on October 11, 2022 by raideoman1 | No Comments

Manny P. here…

“`One of the finest talents to grace cinema, the stage and small screen, Angela Lansbury’s career spanned nine decades and produced indelible portraits of a wide range of characters. She is best known as the sleuth in Murder She Wrote and her Broadway performances in Mame, Gypsy and Sweeney Todd. She would eventually earn five Tony Awards.


“`Lansbury was born in London in 1925 and traveled to the United States with her mother in 1940 to elude the blitz. She studied acting and her motion picture career took off. Contracted by MGM, her first three movies were Gaslight, National Velvet and The Picture of Dorian Gray. A pair of Academy Award nominations followed during this initial stretch. Her casting in The Manchurian Candidate earned her the finest cinematic reviews of her career and more Oscar attention.

“`Other films parts included The Harvey Girls, State of the Union, Till the Clouds Roll By, The Three Musketeers, Samson and Delilah, The Court Jester, The Long Hot Summer, Blue Hawaii, The Dark at the Top of the Stairs, Bedknobs and Broomsticks and Death on the Nile. She did voice work, contributing to animated films like Disney’s Beauty and the Beast. One of her more celebrated recent appearances was in Mary Poppins Returns.

“`On television, she would receive eighteen Emmy nods, eleven for playing Jessica Fletcher on Murder She Wrote. Sadly, a statuette eluded her mantle. She also guest-starred in The Man From U. N. C. L. E., Magnum P. I., and Touched by an Angel.

“`On a personal note, I was blessed to see her perform in Gypsy live when she toured in Los Angeles. I was in my teens and still remember her iconic work.

“`Truly a superstar in every way, Angela Lansbury was ninety-six.

Until next time>                               “never forget”

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