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      Angela Lansbury

      Angela Lansbury

      Highest Rated: 100% Till the Clouds Roll By (1946)

      Lowest Rated: 13% Beauty and the Beast: The Enchanted Christmas (1997)

      Birthday: Oct 16, 1925

      Birthplace: London, England, UK

      Angela Lansbury became a beloved figure around the world thanks to a diverse acting career that went across seven decades. A London native, her family moved to New York in 1940 to escape the ongoing destruction of World War II. Shortly after, the actress moved to Hollywood and began acting in films, making her debut in the Ingrid Bergman thriller "Gaslight" (1944). With that her career was off running, with appearances in classic films such as "National Velvet" (1944) and "The Picture of Dorian Gray" (1945) closely following. She continued acting continually in films, and later crossed over into television during the medium's early days. Soon she was a fixture on the teleplays that were popular at the time, appearing on shows like "General Electric Theater" (CBS, 1953-62) and "The Ford Television Theatre" (CBS, 1952-57). On the big screen during the 1950s, she appeared with Danny Kaye in "The Court Jester" (1955), and opposite Paul Newman in "The Long Hot Summer" (1958). After playing the dithering mother of Elvis Presley in "Blue Hawaii" (1961), Lansbury landed one of her signature roles. As the manipulative mother of a brainwashed political assassin in "The Manchurian Candidate" (1962), the actress stole the show from Frank Sinatra, earning an Academy Awards nomination in the process. On stage, she originated the role of the title character in the hit musical "Mame" in 1966. In the early '70s, Lansbury relocated to her mother's homeland of Ireland, but she continued to act, including a starring role in the Disney musical "Bedknobs and Broomsticks" (1971) and as part of the all-star cast in "Death on the Nile" (1978). She also continued winning acclaim for her stage work, most notably playing the villainous Nellie Lovett in Stephen Sondheim's "Sweeney Todd." In 1984, she began the role that would cement her role in television history. Playing novelist and amateur sleuth Jessica Fletcher, Lansbury gained acclaim and multiple generations of fans during the 12-year run of "Murder, She Wrote" (CBS, 1984-96). After the show's end, the actress would continue playing the role in a series of made-for-TV movies. While filming the series, Lansbury became an even bigger fixture in the Disney world when she voiced the role of Mrs. Potts in the landmark animated hit "Beauty and the Beast" (1991). As with her detective character, she would continue voicing the wise, maternal tea pot in various projects for a number of years afterwards. Later in her career, she would act periodically on stage and in films, including the family fare "Nanny McPhee" (2005) and "Mr. Popper's Penguins" (2011). In her 90s, Lansbury experienced yet another resurgence with appearances in the TV miniseries "Little Women" (2017), and the big-budget family musical "Mary Poppins Returns" (2018) opposite Emily Blunt and Lin Manuel Miranda. Angela Lansbury died on October 11, 2022 at the age of 96.

      Highest rated movies

      Till the Clouds Roll By poster
      Till the Clouds Roll By
      The Harvey Girls poster
      The Harvey Girls
      National Velvet poster
      National Velvet
      The Manchurian Candidate poster The Manchurian Candidate The Court Jester poster
      The Court Jester
      The Picture of Dorian Gray poster
      The Picture of Dorian Gray
      The World of Henry Orient poster
      The World of Henry Orient
      Gaslight poster
      Gaslight

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      Filmography

      Movies

      Credit
      No Score Yet 36% Buttons: A Christmas Tale Rose (Character) - 2018
      80% 65% Mary Poppins Returns Balloon Lady (Character) $172.0M 2018
      59% 51% Dr. Seuss' The Grinch Mayor McGerkle (Voice) $270.9M 2018
      47% 53% Mr. Popper's Penguins Mrs. Van Gundy (Character) $68.2M 2011
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Heidi 4 Paws Grandmamma (Voice) - 2009
      74% 64% Nanny McPhee Aunt Adelaide (Character) $47.1M 2005
      No Score Yet 50% The Blackwater Lightship Dora (Character) - 2004
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Cecil B. DeMille: American Epic Unknown (Character) - 2004
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Murder, She Wrote: The Celtic Riddle Jessica Fletcher (Character) - 2003
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Murder, She Wrote: The Last Free Man Jessica Fletcher/Sarah McCullough (Character) - 2001
      No Score Yet 75% Murder She Wrote: A Story to Die For Jessica Fletcher (Character) - 2000
      81% 75% Fantasia 2000 Hostess (Voice) $60.5M 1999
      No Score Yet 50% Forever Hollywood Self - 1999
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Unexpected Mrs. Pollifax Mrs. Emily Pollifax (Character) - 1999
      13% 55% Beauty and the Beast: The Enchanted Christmas Mrs. Potts (Voice) - 1997
      84% 77% Anastasia Dowager Empress Marie (Voice) $58.4M 1997
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Murder, She Wrote: South by Southwest Jessica Fletcher (Character) - 1997
      No Score Yet 61% Mrs. Santa Claus Mrs. Santa Claus (Character) - 1996
      No Score Yet 80% Mrs. 'Arris Goes to Paris Mrs. Ada Harris (Character) - 1992
      94% 91% Beauty and the Beast Mrs. Potts (Voice) $219.0M 1991
      No Score Yet No Score Yet A Green Journey Agatha McGee (Character) - 1990
      No Score Yet 39% The Shell Seekers Penelope Keeling (Character) - 1989
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Shootdown Nan Moore (Character) - 1988
      85% 73% The Company of Wolves Granny (Character) - 1985
      No Score Yet 90% Lace Aunt Hortense Boutin (Character) - 1984
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Gift of Love: A Christmas Story Amanda Fenwick (Character) - 1983
      81% 83% The Pirates of Penzance Ruth (Character) - 1983
      No Score Yet No Score Yet A Talent for Murder Ann Royce McClain (Character) - 1983
      77% 86% The Last Unicorn Mommy Fortuna (Voice) - 1982
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street Nellie Lovett (Character) - 1982
      65% 46% The Mirror Crack'd Miss Jane Marple (Character) - 1980
      33% 43% The Lady Vanishes Miss Froy (Character) - 1979
      78% 79% Death on the Nile Mrs. Salome Otterbourne (Character) - 1978
      No Score Yet 73% The First Christmas: The First Christmas Snow Sister Theresa / Narrator (Voice) - 1975
      67% 74% Bedknobs and Broomsticks Miss Price (Character) - 1971
      80% 68% Something for Everyone Countess Herthe von Ornstein (Character) - 1970
      No Score Yet 50% Mister Buddwing Gloria (Character) - 1966
      No Score Yet 45% The Amorous Adventures of Moll Flanders Lady Blystone (Character) - 1965
      33% 69% Dear Heart Phyllis (Character) - 1965
      No Score Yet 46% Harlow Mama Jean Bello (Character) - 1965
      42% 64% The Greatest Story Ever Told Claudia (Character) - 1965
      92% 57% The World of Henry Orient Isabel Boyd (Character) - 1964
      No Score Yet 40% In the Cool of the Day Sybil Logan (Character) - 1963
      97% 90% The Manchurian Candidate Mrs. Iselin (Character) $1.9M 1962
      40% 54% All Fall Down Annabell Willart (Character) - 1962
      22% 67% Blue Hawaii Sarah Lee Gates (Character) - 1961
      No Score Yet 31% A Breath of Scandal Countess Lina (Character) - 1960
      No Score Yet 86% The Dark at the Top of the Stairs Mavis Pruitt (Character) - 1960
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Season of Passion Pearl (Character) - 1959
      50% 74% The Reluctant Debutante Mabel Claremont (Character) - 1958
      86% 83% The Long, Hot Summer Minnie Littlejohn (Character) - 1958
      97% 93% The Court Jester Princess Gwendolyn (Character) - 1955
      No Score Yet 48% A Lawless Street Tally Dickenson (Character) - 1955
      No Score Yet 40% Please Murder Me Myra Leeds (Character) - 1955
      No Score Yet No Score Yet A Life at Stake Doris Hillman (Character) - 1955
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Purple Mask Madame Valentine (Character) - 1955
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Remains to Be Seen Valeska Chauvel (Character) - 1953
      No Score Yet 17% Mutiny Leslie (Character) - 1952
      No Score Yet 63% Kind Lady Mrs. Edwards (Character) - 1951
      No Score Yet 62% The Red Danube Audrey Quail (Character) - 1949
      56% 59% Samson and Delilah Semadar (Character) - 1949
      No Score Yet 54% Tenth Avenue Angel Susan Bratten (Character) - 1948
      No Score Yet 53% If Winter Comes Mabel Sabre (Character) - 1948
      80% 78% State of the Union Kay Thorndyke (Character) - 1948
      75% 74% The Three Musketeers Queen Anne (Character) - 1948
      No Score Yet 57% The Private Affairs of Bel Ami Clotilde de Marelle (Character) - 1947
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Hoodlum Saint Dusty Millard (Character) - 1946
      100% 48% Till the Clouds Roll By London Specialty (Character) - 1946
      100% 82% The Harvey Girls Em (Character) - 1946
      93% 77% The Picture of Dorian Gray Sibyl Vane (Character) - 1945
      100% 78% National Velvet Edwina Brown (Character) - 1944
      89% 90% Gaslight Nancy Oliver (Character) - 1944

      TV

      Credit
      82% 52% Little Women Aunt March (Character) 2017
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Great Performances Unknown (Character) 2015
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Michael Feinstein's American Songbook Guest 2013
      78% 88% Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Eleanor Duvall (Guest Star) 2005
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Law & Order: Trial by Jury Unknown (Guest Star) 2005
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Touched by an Angel Unknown (Guest Star) 2002
      No Score Yet 66% Murder, She Wrote Jessica Fletcher (Character),
      Unknown (Guest Star),
      Executive Producer
      1984-1996
      No Score Yet 93% Magnum, P.I. Unknown (Guest Star) 1986
      No Score Yet No Score Yet What's My Line? Guest 1966
      100% No Score Yet The Man From U.N.C.L.E. Unknown (Guest Star) 1965
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Danny Kaye Show Guest 1964
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Climax! Unknown (Character) 1956-1957
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Screen Directors Playhouse Unknown (Character) 1956
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Star and the Story Unknown (Character) 1955
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Stage 7 Vanessa Peters (Character) 1955