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Angela Lansbury


British character actress, long in the United States. The daughter of an actress and the granddaughter of a high-ranking politician, Lansbury studied acting from her youth, departing for the United States as the Second World War began. She was contracted by MGM while still a teenager and nominated for an Academy Award for her first film, Gaslight ... See full bio »
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Nominated for 3 Oscars. Another 25 wins & 49 nominations. See more awards »

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 2010 At the Paley Center (TV Series)
 2009 Heidi 4 Paws
Grandmamma (voice)
 2007 Kingdom Hearts II: Final Mix+ (Video Game)
Mrs. Potts (English version, voice)
 2005 Kingdom Hearts II (Video Game)
Mrs. Potts (English version, voice)
 2004 The Blackwater Lightship (TV Movie)
Dora
 2002 Touched by an Angel (TV Series)
Lady Berrington
- For All the Tea in China (2002) ... Lady Berrington
 2001 Murder, She Wrote: The Last Free Man (TV Movie)
Jessica Fletcher / Sarah McCullough
 1990 The Love She Sought (TV Movie)
Agatha McGee
 1989 The Shell Seekers (TV Movie)
Penelope Keeling
 1988 Shootdown (TV Movie)
Nan Moore
 1986 Rage of Angels: The Story Continues (TV Movie)
Marchesa Allabrandi
 1984 The Company of Wolves
Granny
 1984 The First Olympics: Athens 1896 (TV Mini-Series)
Alice Garrett
- Part 1 (1984) ... Alice Garrett
 1984 Lace (TV Movie)
Aunt Hortense Boutin
 1984 A Talent for Murder (TV Movie)
Ann Royce McClain
 1983 The Gift of Love: A Christmas Story (TV Movie)
Amanda Fenwick
 1982 Little Gloria... Happy at Last (TV Movie)
Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney
 1970 Something for Everyone
Countess Herthe von Ornstein
 1966 Mister Buddwing
Gloria
 1965 The Trials of O'Brien (TV Series)
Celeste Thurlow
- Leave It to Me (1965) ... Celeste Thurlow
 1965 The Man from U.N.C.L.E. (TV Series)
Elfie van Donck
- The Deadly Toys Affair (1965) ... Elfie van Donck
 1964 The World of Henry Orient
Isabel Boyd
 1963 The Eleventh Hour (TV Series)
Alvera Dunlear
- Something Crazy's Going on in the Back Room (1963) ... Alvera Dunlear
 1963 In the Cool of the Day
Sybil Logan
 1962 All Fall Down
Annabell Willart
 1960 The Dark at the Top of the Stairs
Mavis Pruitt
 1960 A Breath of Scandal
Countess Lina
 1959 Season of Passion
Pearl
 1958-1959 Playhouse 90 (TV Series)
Hazel Wills / Victoria Atkins
- The Grey Nurse Said Nothing (1959) ... Hazel Wills
- Verdict of Three (1958) ... Victoria Atkins
 1958 The Reluctant Debutante
Mabel Claremont
 1956-1957 Climax! (TV Series)
Judith Beresford / Justina
- The Devil's Brood (1957) ... Judith Beresford
- Bury Me Later (1956) ... Justina
 1957 Undercurrent (TV Series)
Deborah
- Deborah (1957) ... Deborah
 1956 Studio 57 (TV Series)
Flossie Norris / Katy
- The Brown Leather Case (1956) ... Flossie Norris
- The Rarest Stamp (1956) ... Katy
 1956 Screen Directors Playhouse (TV Series)
Vera Wayne
- Claire (1956) ... Vera Wayne
 1956 Front Row Center (TV Series)
Joyce
- Instant of Truth (1956) ... Joyce
 1955-1956 Celebrity Playhouse (TV Series)
- Deborah (1956)
- Empty Arms (1955)
 1955-1956 The Star and the Story (TV Series)
Mrs. Jane Pritchard
- The Treasure (1955) ... Mrs. Jane Pritchard
 1956 Please Murder Me
Myra Leeds
 1956 Chevron Hall of Stars (TV Series)
- Crisis in Kansas (1956)
 1955 The Indiscreet Mrs. Jarvis (TV Short)
Brenda Jarvis
 1955 A Lawless Street
Tally Dickenson
 1955 Star Time Playhouse (TV Series)
Regular
 1955 The Purple Mask
Madame Valentine
 1955 Stage 7 (TV Series)
Vanessa Peters
- Billy and the Bride (1955) ... Vanessa Peters
 1954-1955 Four Star Playhouse (TV Series)
Mrs. Hallerton - William's Wife / Joan Robinson
- Madeira! Madeira! (1955) ... Mrs. Hallerton - William's Wife
- A String of Beads (1954) ... Joan Robinson
 1955 Fireside Theatre (TV Series)
Brenda Jarvis
- The Indiscreet Mrs. Jarvis (1955) ... Brenda Jarvis
 1954 A Life at Stake
Doris Hillman
 1954 General Electric Theater (TV Series)
Daphne Rutledge
- The Crime of Daphne Rutledge (1954) ... Daphne Rutledge
 1950-1954 Lux Video Theatre (TV Series)
Elsa / Tina Rafferty / Lucy Landor / ...
- A Chair for a Lady (1954) ... Elsa
- Stone's Throw (1952) ... Tina Rafferty
- Operation Weekend (1952) ... Lucy Landor
- That Wonderful Night (1950) ... Leslie
 1953 Schlitz Playhouse (TV Series)
Florie Vandrop
- Storm Swept (1953) ... Florie Vandrop
 1953 The Ford Television Theatre (TV Series)
Lola Walker
- The Ming Lama (1953) ... Lola Walker
 1953 The Revlon Mirror Theater (TV Series)
Joan Dexter
- Dreams Never Lie (1953) ... Joan Dexter
 1950-1953 Robert Montgomery Presents (TV Series)
Rosie / Christine Manson
- Cakes and Ale (1953) ... Rosie
 1953 Remains to Be Seen
Valeska Chauvel
 1952 Mutiny
Leslie
 1949 The Red Danube
Audrey Quail
 1948 State of the Union
Kay Thorndyke
 1948 Tenth Avenue Angel
Susan Bratten
 1946 Till the Clouds Roll By
London Specialty
 1946 The Hoodlum Saint
Dusty Millard
 1946 The Harvey Girls
Em
 1944 Gaslight
Nancy
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Other Works:

She acted in the Repertoire Season at the National Theatre in their final performances at the Old Vic Theatre in London, England with Laurence Olivier, John Gielgud, Ralph Richardson, Albert Finney, Peggy Ashcroft, Frank Finlay, Diana Rigg, Denis Quilley, Simon Ward, Diana Quick, Alan Webb, Dandy Nichols, David Yelland, ... See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Biographical Movie | 3 Print Biographies | 2 Interviews | 4 Articles | 2 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Height:

5' 8" (1.73 m)
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

[on what make her going at the age of 87] I rest, I take a nap, I don't eat stupidly, I take care of the bod and that's very, very important when you get to a certain age. I'm the bionic woman; I've got knees, hips, everything is new and that has made a tremendous difference to me; replacements are high on my list of goodies. See more »

Trivia:

Gave birth to her 1st child at age 26, a son Anthony Pullen Shaw on January 7, 1952. Child's father was her 2nd husband, Peter Shaw. See more »

Trademark:

Sparkling blue eyes See more »

Star Sign:

Libra

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