Angela Lansbury, Legendary Actress & Homicide, She Wrote Star, Lifeless at 96

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Angela Lansbury, probably the most iconic actresses in Hollywood, has died.

She was 96.

In response to People, Lansbury handed away in her sleep Tuesday at her house in Los Angeles.

“The kids of Dame Angela Lansbury are unhappy to announce that their mom died peacefully in her sleep at house in Los Angeles at 1:30 a.m. as we speak, Tuesday, October 11, 2022, simply 5 days shy of her 97th birthday,” her household says in a press release obtained by the outlet.

“Along with her three youngsters, Anthony, Deirdre and David, she is survived by three grandchildren, Peter, Katherine and Ian, plus 5 nice grandchildren and her brother, producer Edgar Lansbury,” the assertion provides.

“She was proceeded in loss of life by her husband of 53 years, Peter Shaw.”

“A personal household ceremony might be held at a date to be decided.”

Lansbury was born on October 16, 1925 in London, England.

Her mom, Moyna Macgill, was well-known for her work on the West Finish.

Her father was a timber service provider, and her grandfather was the chief of England’s Labour Celebration.

At age 19, Lansbury netted a best-supporting actress Oscar nom for her very first movie function, George Cukor’s Gaslight (1944).

The star was nominated for a number of awards all through her time within the highlight.

Lansbury is finest recognized for Homicide, She Wrote, through which she performed Jessica Fletcher — a task she had no intention of accepting.

“I couldn’t think about I’d ever need to do tv,” Lansbury mentioned in a 1985 interview with The New York Instances.

“However the yr 1983 rolled round and Broadway was not forthcoming, so I took an element in a miniseries, Gertrude Whitney in Little Gloria, Blissful at Final [a dramatization of Gloria Vanderbilt‘s childhood].

“After which [there was] a slew of roles in miniseries, and I started to sense that the tv viewers was very receptive to me, and I made a decision I ought to cease flirting and shut the door or say to my brokers, ‘I’m able to suppose sequence.’”

The sequence was an enormous hit, operating from 1984-96 and spawning 4 tv motion pictures.

Along with Homicide, She Wrote, Lansbury’s intensive record of credit consists of The World of Henry Orient, Bedknobs and Broomsticks, Magnificence and the Beast, Demise on the Nile, and plenty of extra.

Lansbury was additionally a longtime theatre star, racking up a string of broadly praised roles.

Could Angela Lansbury relaxation in peace.

Paul Dailly is the Affiliate Editor for TV Fanatic. Comply with him on Twitter.

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