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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 24 wins & 48 nominations. See more awards »

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She acted in Edward Albee's play, "All Over," in a Royal Shakespeare Company production at the Aldwych Theatre in London, England with Peggy Ashcroft, David Waller, Sheila Hancock, Sebastian Shaw, and Patience Collier also in the cast, and Peter Hall directing. See more »

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

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5' 8" (1.73 m)
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I just stopped playing bitches on wheels and peoples' mothers. I have only a few more years to kick up my heels! See more »

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Wearing just conventional makeup (i.e., not studio made-up to look "old"), she was most chilling and unforgettable (and convincing!) as the manipulating mother of Laurence Harvey in The Manchurian Candidate (1962), while in real life being scarcely three years Harvey's senior. See more »

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Strawberry blonde hair See more »

Star Sign:

Libra

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