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Angela Lansbury

Highest Rated:   100% Till the Clouds Roll By (1947)
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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

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet Mary Poppins Returns
  • Balloon Lady
2018
89% Carol Channing: Larger Than Life
  • Angela Lansbury
$0.1M 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 Beauty and the Beast: DVD Read-Along
  • Actor
2002
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
0% Beauty and the Beast - The Enchanted Christmas
  • Mrs. Potts
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
93% 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
80% The Pirates of Penzance
  • Ruth
1983
63% The Last Unicorn
  • Mommy Fortuna
1982
No Score Yet Little Gloria: Happy at Last
  • Actor
1982
67% The Mirror Crack'd
  • Miss Marple
1980
20% The Lady Vanishes
  • Miss Froy
1979
80% Death on the Nile
  • Salome Otterbourne
1978
No Score Yet The Story of the First Christmas Snow (First Christmas)
  • Narrator
1975
63% 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
89% 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
17% 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
50% 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
No Score Yet 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
91% The Picture of Dorian Gray
  • Sibyl Vane
1945
100% National Velvet
  • Edwina Brown
1944
84% Gaslight
  • Nancy Oliver
1944

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Great Performances
2000
  • Actor
  • 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
  • Actor
  • 2000

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