Angela Lansbury

Birthday: Oct 16, 1925
Birthplace: London, England, UK
Angela Lansbury received an Oscar nomination for her first film, Gaslight, in 1944, and has been winning acting awards and audience favor ever since. Born in London to a family that included both politicians and performers, Lansbury came to the U.S. during World War II. She made notable early film appearances as the snooty sister in National Velvet (1944); the pathetic singer in The Picture of Dorian Gray (1945), which garnered her another Academy nomination; and the madam-with-a-heart-of-gold saloon singer in The Harvey Girls (1946). She turned evil as the manipulative publisher in State of the Union (1948), but was just as convincing as the good queen in The Three Musketeers (1948) and the petulant daughter in The Court Jester (1956). She received another Oscar nomination for her chilling performance as Laurence Harvey's scheming mother in The Manchurian Candidate (1962) and appeared as the addled witch in Bedknobs and Broomsticks (1971), among other later films. On Broadway, she won Tony awards for the musicals Mame (1966), Dear World (1969), the revival of Gypsy (1975), Sweeney Todd (1979) and, at age 82, for the play Blithe Spirit (2009). Despite a season in the '50s on the game show Pantomime Quiz, she came to series television late, starring in 1984-1996 as Jessica Fletcher in Murder, She Wrote; she took over as producer of the show in the '90s. She returned to the Disney studios to record the voice of Mrs. Potts in Beauty and the Beast (1991) and to sing the title song and later reprised the role in the direct-to-video sequel, The Enchanted Christmas (1997). Lansbury is the sister of TV producer Bruce Lansbury.

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Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
79% Mary Poppins Returns Balloon Lady 2018
58% The Grinch Mayor McGerkle 2018
88% Every Act of Life Actor 2017
90% Carol Channing: Larger Than Life Angela Lansbury $16K 2012
48% Mr. Popper's Penguins Mrs. Van Gundy $68.2M 2011
No Score Yet Heidi 4 Paws Grandmamma 2008
73% Nanny McPhee Great Aunt Adelaide $47.2M 2006
No Score Yet Broadway's Lost Treasures III: The Best of the Tony Awards Gypsy 2005
83% Broadway: The Golden Age Actor 2004
No Score Yet The Blackwater Lightship Granny 2004
No Score Yet Broadway's Lost Treasures II Actor 2004
No Score Yet Broadway's Lost Treasures Host 2003
No Score Yet Murder, She Wrote: The Celtic Riddle Jessica Fletcher 2003
No Score Yet Beauty and the Beast: DVD Read-Along Actor 2002
No Score Yet Murder, She Wrote: The Last Free Man Jessica Fletcher 2001
No Score Yet On Cukor Actor 2000
82% Fantasia 2000 Narrator 2000
No Score Yet Forever Hollywood Actor 2000
No Score Yet Murder, She Wrote: A Story to Die For Jessica Fletcher 2000
85% Anastasia Dowager Empress Marie 1997
13% Beauty and the Beast - The Enchanted Christmas Mrs. Potts 1997
No Score Yet Murder, She Wrote: South by Southwest Jessica Fletcher 1997
No Score Yet Mrs. Santa Claus Mrs. Santa Claus 1996
No Score Yet Jerry Herman's Broadway at the Bowl Actor 1994
No Score Yet Mrs. 'arris Goes to Paris Ada Harris 1992
No Score Yet Shelley Duvall's Bedtime Stories Actor 1992
94% Beauty and the Beast Mrs. Potts $47.7M 1991
No Score Yet The Shell Seekers Penelope Keeling 1989
No Score Yet Shootdown Nan Moore 1988
No Score Yet Spencer Tracy Legacy Actor 1987
77% The Company of Wolves Granny 1984
No Score Yet Little Gloria...Happy at Last Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney 1984
No Score Yet Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street Actor 1984
No Score Yet The First Olympics: Athens 1896 Alice Garrett 1984
No Score Yet Lace Actor 1984
81% The Pirates of Penzance Ruth 1983
63% The Last Unicorn Mommy Fortuna 1982
No Score Yet Little Gloria: Happy at Last Actor 1982
71% The Mirror Crack'd Miss Marple 1980
20% The Lady Vanishes Miss Froy 1979
82% Death on the Nile Salome Otterbourne 1978
No Score Yet The Story of the First Christmas Snow (First Christmas) Narrator 1975
66% Bedknobs and Broomsticks Miss Price 1971
No Score Yet Something for Everyone Countess Herthe von Ornstein 1970
No Score Yet Mister Buddwing Gloria 1966
37% The Greatest Story Ever Told Claudia 1965
No Score Yet Amorous Adventures of Moll Flanders Lady Blystone 1965
No Score Yet Dear Heart Phyllis 1964
90% The World of Henry Orient Isabel Boyd 1964
No Score Yet In the Cool of the Day Sybil Logan 1963
98% The Manchurian Candidate Raymond's Mother 1962
No Score Yet All Fall Down Annabell Willart 1962
No Score Yet The 4 Horsemen of the Apocalypse Marguerite Laurier 1962
No Score Yet Season of Passion Pearl 1961
29% Blue Hawaii Sarah Lee Gates 1961
No Score Yet A Breath of Scandal Countess Lina 1960
No Score Yet The Dark at the Top of the Stairs Mavis Pruitt 1960
No Score Yet The Reluctant Debutante Mabel Claremont 1958
88% The Long, Hot Summer Minnie Littlejohn 1958
No Score Yet Please Murder Me Myra Leeds 1957
96% The Court Jester Princess Gwendolyn 1956
No Score Yet A Lawless Street Tally Dickenson 1955
No Score Yet Indiscreet Mrs. Jarvis Actor 1955
No Score Yet The Purple Mask Mme. Valentine 1955
No Score Yet Mutiny Leslie 1952
No Score Yet Kind Lady Mrs. Edwards 1951
57% Samson and Delilah Semadar 1949
No Score Yet The Red Danube Audrey Quail 1949
No Score Yet Tenth Avenue Angel Susan Bratten 1948
71% The Three Musketeers Queen Anne 1948
80% State of the Union Kay Thorndyke 1948
100% Till the Clouds Roll By Guest Performer 1947
No Score Yet If Winter Comes Mabel Sabre 1947
No Score Yet The Private Affairs of Bel Ami Clothilde de Marelle 1947
No Score Yet The Hoodlum Saint Dusty Millard 1946
100% The Harvey Girls Em 1946
92% The Picture of Dorian Gray Sibyl Vane 1945
100% National Velvet Edwina Brown 1944
86% Gaslight Nancy Oliver 1944

TV

CREDIT
84% Little Women
2017
Aunt March
  • 2018
No Score Yet Great Performances
2000
Daisy Werthan Performer
  • 2015
No Score Yet Michael Feinstein's American Songbook
2010-2013
Guest
  • 2013
No Score Yet Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
1999
Eleanor Duvall
  • 2005
No Score Yet American Masters
2001
  • 2000
No Score Yet Murder, She Wrote
1984-1996
Executive Producer Jessica Fletcher/Emma Jessica Beatrice Fletcher Jessica Fletcher Jessica Emma
  • 1996
  • 1995
  • 1994
  • 1993
  • 1992
  • 1991
  • 1990
  • 1989
  • 1988
  • 1987
  • 1986
  • 1985
  • 1984
No Score Yet Newhart
1982-1990
Cameo
  • 1990
No Score Yet Magnum, P.I.
1980-1988
Jessica Fletcher
  • 1986
100% The Man From U.N.C.L.E.
1964-1968
  • 1966
  • 1965
  • 1964

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