Angela Lansbury

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Angela Lansbury

British actress and singer in theatre, television and films add

Category: Movies & TV

Born in 1925.

Countries: United States (61%), United Kingdom (23%), Australia (9%)

Education: undef.

Main connections: The Manchurian Candidate (1962 film), Catherine Zeta-Jones, Stephen Sondheim

Linked to: The New York Times, Communist Party of Great Britain, Hal Leonard Corporation, Labour Party

 

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Angela Lansbury was born in 1925 add something


1934

Following her father's death from stomach cancer in 1934, her mother became involved with a Scotsman named Leckie Forbes, and the two merged their families under one roof in Hampstead add something


1940

They arrived in New York on 25 August 1940 add something


1944

Carleton Carpenter - Before signing to Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Carpenter was a magician and an actor on Broadway, beginning with David Merrick's first production "Bright Boy" in 1944, followed by co-starring appearances in "Three to Make Ready" with Ray Bolger, "John Murray Anderson's Almanac" and "Hotel Paradiso" with Bert Lahr and Angela Lansbury

 

Elizabeth Taylor - "Velvet", which costarred fellow young actor Mickey Rooney and English newcomer Angela Lansbury, became a great success upon its release in December 1944


1945

In 1945, Lansbury married American actor Richard Cromwell when he was 35 and she was 19 add something


1946

Lansbury's half-sister Isolde was married to Peter Ustinov for some years, but they divorced in 1946 add something


1947

Bruce Marshall - His 1947 novel "Vespers in Vienna" was the basis of the 1949 film "The Red Danube" starring Walter Pidgeon, Ethel Barrymore, Peter Lawford, Angela Lansbury and Janet Leigh


1949

In 1949, Lansbury married British-born actor and businessman Peter Shaw add something


1950

Jean Parker - In the 1950s, Parker co-starred opposite Edward G. Robinson in "Black Tuesday"; had a small but effective role in "The Gunfighter" which starred Gregory Peck and appeared with Randolph Scott and Angela Lansbury in the western "A Lawless Street"


1951

Lansbury became a naturalized US citizen in 1951 add something


1954

Keith Andes - He co-starred with Angela Lansbury in the 1954 film noir "A Life at Stake" after appearing in 1952 with Robert Newton in "Blackbeard the Pirate"


1956

Patrick Dennis - The 1956 Broadway production of "Auntie Mame", starring Rosalind Russell, and the highly successful 1958 screen adaptation that followed, inspired Jerry Herman's 1966 musical "Mame", with Angela Lansbury in the lead


1959

Joan Collins - In 1959, she performed "It's Great Not To Be Nominated" at the Academy *awards with actresses Angela Lansbury and Dana Wynter


1960

Lansbury received her much coverage in the media because of her popularity from, and association with, "Mame" on Broadway in the 1960s add something


1962

She had a prominent supporting role in the 1962 film "The Manchurian Candidate" in which she portrayed the malicious Mrs. Iselin add something

 

The Manchurian Candidate (1962 film) - "'The Manchurian Candidate"' is a 1962 American Cold War suspense thriller directed by John Frankenheimer that stars Frank Sinatra, Laurence Harvey and Janet Leigh and co-stars Angela Lansbury, Henry_Silva and James Gregory


1963

Susan Ertz - One of her later works, "In the Cool of the Day", was the source of an eponymous movie in 1963, starring Jane Fonda, Peter Finch, and Angela Lansbury


1965

The Amorous Adventures of Moll Flanders - "'The Amorous Adventures of Moll Flanders"' is a 1965 British historical comedy film directed by Terence Young and starring Kim Novak, Richard Johnson and Angela Lansbury


1966

For example, when appearing as a guest on the Sunday night CBS-TV show "What's My Line-", she made a plea for viewers to contribute to the 1966 Muscular Dystrophy Association fund-raising drive, chaired by Jerry Lewis add something

 

In 1966, she played the title role in the musical "Mame", Jerry Herman's musical adaptation of the novel "Auntie Mame" add something

 

"Mame" opened at the Winter Garden Theatre in May 1966, with Stanley Kauffmann writing in the "New York Times", "Miss Lansbury is a singing-dancing actress, not a singer or dancer who acts add something

 

Jerry Herman - In 1966, Herman's next musical was the smash hit "Mame" starring Angela Lansbury, which introduced a string of Herman standards, most notably the ballad "If He Walked Into My Life", the holiday favorite "We Need a Little Christmas", and the title tune


1970

A fire destroyed the family's Malibu, California home in September 1970, prompting a move to a rural area of County Cork in Ireland add something

 

Hurd Hatfield - Having been introduced to Ireland by his friend Angela Lansbury, Hatfield lived at Ballinterry House, Rathcormac, County Cork, Ireland from the early 1970s

 

Jane Carr - In 1970, she co-starred with Angela Lansbury and Michael York in "Something for Everyone"


1971

In 1971, Lansbury was cast in the title role in the musical "Prettybelle" add something

 

Mary Norton (author) - Norton's novels "The Magic Bed Knob; or, How to Become a Witch in Ten Easy Lessons" and "Bonfires and Broomsticks" were adapted into the 1971 Disney film "Bedknobs and Broomsticks", starring Angela Lansbury and David Tomlinson


1973

Harry Guardino - Guardino had a continuing role as Perry Mason's nemesis, Hamilton Burger, in the 1973 television series "The New Perry Mason" and a recurring role on Angela Lansbury's "Murder, She Wrote"


1974

In September 1974, the same production opened at Broadway's Winter Garden Theatre add something


1975

In December 1975, she portrayed Gertrude in the Royal National Theatre, London , production of "Hamlet", directed by Peter Hall add something

 

John Lindsay - In 1975, Lindsay made a surprise appearance on "The Tony *awards" telecast in which he, along with a troupe of celebrity male suitors in tuxedos, sang "Mame" to Angela Lansbury


1977

"The New York Times", February 4, 1977 add something


1978

She was a three-week replacement for the role of Anna in the Broadway revival of "The King and I" in April 1978 add something

 

George Kennedy - He was part of an all-star cast in the Agatha Christie mystery "Death on the Nile" in 1978, joining the likes of David Niven, Peter Ustinov, Angela Lansbury and Bette Davis


1980

Sunset Boulevard (film) - Around 1980, Stephen Sondheim and Hal Prince were working on a musical adaptation with Norma to be played by Angela Lansbury

 

Van Johnson - In the 1980s, he appeared on an episode of Angela Lansbury's "Murder, She Wrote", along with June Allyson

 

Kathryn Grayson - In the 1980s, she guest starred in three episodes of "Murder she Wrote" with Angela Lansbury


1982

In 1982, a recording of the show was released by Varèse Sarabande add something


1983

Ann Blyth - Her most recent television appearances came in episodes of Jack Klugman's "Quincy" in 1983 and Angela Lansbury's "Murder, She Wrote" in 1985


1984

Lansbury made her first theatrical film appearance since "The Company of Wolves" as Aunt Adelaide in "Nanny McPhee" in 2005 add something


1986

On 5 July 1986, she co-hosted the New York Philharmonic's tribute to the 100th anniversary of the Statue of Liberty, which was televised live on ABC Television add something


1987

LeVar Burton - In 1987, Burton played Dave Robinson, a journalist , in the third season of "Murder, She Wrote", episode 16 - "Death Takes a Dive", starring Angela Lansbury as Jessica Fletcher

 

Corymore Productions - "'Corymore Productions"' is a television production company that was founded in 1987 by Peter Shaw, the late husband of Angela Lansbury


1990

Ken Howard - In the early 1990s, he was a regular on the television series "Murder, She Wrote" as guest sleuth with Angela Lansbury, and later in "Crossing Jordan" as Jill Hennessy's father from 2001-2004


1991

Janet Blair - Her last performance was on television in a 1991 episode of "Murder, She Wrote", starring Angela Lansbury


1992

Ally Sheedy - On April 12, 1992, Sheedy married actor David Lansbury, the nephew of actress Angela Lansbury and son of Edgar Lansbury, the producer of the original production of "Godspell"


1997

Lansbury reprised her role as The Dowager Empress Maria Feodorovna of Russia in the reading of a new musical based on the 1997 Fox Animation Studios feature film "Anastasia" during the week of 23 July 2012 add something


1999

Dorothy Gilman - Angela Lansbury starred in the made-for-TV movie "The Unexpected Mrs. Pollifax" in 1999


2001

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937 film) - "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs" was released on DVD on October 9, 2001, the first in Disney's Platinum Editions, and featured, across two discs, the digitally restored film, a making-of documentary narrated by Angela Lansbury, an audio commentary by John Canemaker and, via archived audio clips, Walt Disney


2003

They were married for 54 years until his death in January 2003 add something


2005

Her recent roles include Lady Adelaide Stitch in the film "Nanny McPhee" , Leona Mullen in the 2007 Broadway play "Deuce", Madame Arcati in the 2009 Broadway revival of the play "Blithe Spirit" and Madame Armfeldt in the 2010 Broadway revival of the musical "A Little Night Music" add something

 

She had knee-replacement surgery on 14 July 2005 add something


2007

The play opened at the Music Box Theatre in May 2007 in a limited run of eighteen weeks add something

 

The Manchurian Candidate (1962 film) - In April 2007, Angela Lansbury's character was selected by "Newsweek" as one of the ten greatest villains in cinema history


2008

Carey Mulligan - For her debut Broadway performance in the 2008 American transfer of "The Seagull", she was nominated for a Drama Desk *award, but lost to Angela Lansbury

 

Melissa Errico - In 2008, she made an acclaimed London concert debut at the Palladium with Angela Lansbury and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra


2009

She played the role of Madame Arcati in the 2009 Broadway revival of "Blithe Spirit", at the Shubert Theatre in March 2009 add something

 

Lansbury starred as Madame Armfeldt in the first Broadway revival of "A Little Night Music", which opened in December 2009 at the Walter Kerr Theatre add something

 

Jayne Atkinson - In 2009, she starred as Ruth Condomine in a Broadway revival of Noël Coward's "Blithe Spirit", which co-starred Rupert Everett, Christine Ebersole, and Angela Lansbury, who won her record-breaking 5th Tony *award for her role as Madame Arcati

 

Jeffrey Finn - Previously, he produced the 2009 revival of "Blithe Spirit" starring Angela Lansbury, Rupert_Everett, and Christine Ebersole

 

Julie Harris - She held the record for most Tony wins until Angela Lansbury tied her in 2009

 

Stephen Sondheim - Playbill.com, April 27, 2009 The 2010 honoree was Angela Lansbury, with Peters and Catherine Zeta-Jones as honorary hosts for the Gala Benefit held on April 12, 2010

 

Catherine Zeta-Jones - In August 2009, it was announced she would return to her musical roots and make her Broadway debut in the revival of A Little Night Music with Angela Lansbury, beginning December 2009.


 

For this role, she received a 2010 Tony award nomination for Best Featured Actress in a Musical, but lost to Katie Finneran add something

 

Career Transition For Dancers - The program was hosted by actress Angela Lansbury and honored choreographer Twyla Tharp with 2010 Rolex Dance Award

 

Stephen Sondheim - The New York City Center birthday celebration and benefit concert on April 26, 2010 featured : Michael Cerveris, Alexander Gemignani, Donna Murphy, Debra Monk, Joanna Gleason, Maria Friedman, Mark Jacoby, Len Cariou, B.D. Wong, Claybourne Elder, Alexander Hanson, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Raul Esparza, Sutton Foster, Nathan Lane, Michele Pawk, the original cast of "Into the Woods"; Kim Crosby, Chip Zien, Danielle Ferland, & Ben Wright, Angela Lansbury, and Jim Walton

 

The Age of Adaline - On November 12, 2010, Angela Lansbury was added to the cast of the film, set to play the daughter of the ageless Adaline


2011

Mr. Popper's Penguins (film) - Popper's Penguins"' is a 2011 American comedy family film distributed by 20th Century Fox, directed by Mark Waters, produced by John Davis, written by Sean Anders, John Morris and Jared Stern with music by Rolfe Kent and starring Jim Carrey, Carla Gugino, Madeline Carroll, Maxwell Perry Cotton, Angela Lansbury, Desmin Borges, Philip Baker Hall, Dominic Chianese, Clark Gregg, Ophelia Lovibond, Jeffrey Tambor, David Krumholtz with Frank Welker and James Tupper


2012

The show opened at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre on 1 April 2012, with Lansbury leaving on 22 July 2012 add something


2013

Lansbury and her "The Best Man" co-star James Earl Jones will star in a strictly-limited three-week run of "Driving Miss Daisy" in Australia, at the Queensland Performing Arts Centre, Brisbane, Queensland, starting on 5 February 2013 add something

 

The tour will visit Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide and Perth, finishing in June 2013 add something

 

In September 2013, it was announced that Lansbury would receive the Honorary Oscar after 70 years work in the motion picture industry add something

 

She will receive the award at the fifth annual Governors awards, scheduled to take place on November 16, 2013 add something


2014

The show is scheduled to play a limited 15-week engagement at the Gielgud Theatre from March 2014 add something

 

Previews ran from March 1, 2014 with the formal opening night due on March 18 add something

 

In April 2014 she made an appearance at The Angela Lansbury Film Festival in Poplar, a screening of some of her most popular films organised by Poplar Film add something

 

The show is scheduled to play a limited 15-week engagement at the Gielgud Theatre until June 7, 2014 add something

 

It was announced in September 2014 that Lansbury will star as Madame Arcati in a North American tour of "Blithe Spirit" from December 2014 to March 2015 add something

 

Lansbury starred as Madame Arcati in a North American tour of "Blithe Spirit" from December 2014 to March 2015 add something

 

Michael Blakemore - In 2014 Blakemore directed Angela Lansbury once more, in the critically acclaimed West End production of "Blithe Spirit"

 

Janie Dee - In March 2014, Dee will co-star in the London revival of "Noel Coward's" Blithe Spirit at the Gielgud Theatre, opposite Dame Angela Lansbury, who will reprise her Tony *award-winning Broadway performance as Madame Arcati in 2009

 

Janie Dee - From March until June 2014, Dee co-stars in the London revival of Noël Coward's "Blithe Spirit" at the Gielgud Theatre, opposite Dame Angela Lansbury, who will reprise her Tony *award-winning Broadway performance as Madame Arcati in 2009


 

In April 2015 she received an Olivier award as Best Supporting Actress for her performance as Madame Arcati add something

 

"The Daily Telegraph" as well as the academic and novelist Coral Lansbury, whose son Malcolm Turnbull, became Prime Minister of Australia in September 2015, succeeding Tony Abbott add something

 

She will receive the Oscar Hammerstein award for Lifetime Achievement in Musical Theatre on November 16, 2015 add something

 

The Manchurian Candidate (1962 film) - As of 2015 Angela Lansbury, Henry_Silva and Leslie Parrish are the only cast members still alive


2016

On June 2, 2016, it was officially announced that Lansbury will return to Broadway in the 2017-2018 season with a revival of Enid Bagnold's 1955 play "The Chalk Garden" add something

 

However, Lansbury stated, in an interview published on September 20, 2016, that she will not be performing in "The Chalk Garden", stating, in part: "At my time of life, I've decided that I want to be with family more and being alone in New York doing a play requires an extraordinary amount of time left alone add something

 

Mary Poppins (film) - In December 2016, it was announced that Angela Lansbury had joined the cast in an unspecified role


2017

In February 2017, it was revealed that Lansbury has joined the cast of the upcoming movie "Mary Poppins Returns" add something


2018

Filming began at Shepperton Studios that month and the film is due for release in December 2018 add something