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[[quoteright:300:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Angela_Lansbury_in_The_Picture_of_Dorian_Gray_trailer_5518.jpg]] Angela Brigid Lansbury is an English actress and singer whose career spans stage, screen and television. Born 16 October 1925 in London, she moved with her family to New York City in 1940. Her first film roles were in ''Film/{{Gaslight}}'' and ''Literature/ThePictureOfDorianGray'', both of which brought her nominations for [[AcademyAward Best Supporting Actress]]. She went on to extensive work in film, on television and on the stage, eventually earning five Tony Awards (and two nominations), six Golden Globes, another Best Supporting Actress nomination and 19 Emmy Award nominations. In 1994, she was appointed a Commander of the Order of the British Empire by Queen Elizabeth II. Additional memorable film roles came in ''Literature/NationalVelvet'', ''The Harvey Girls'', ''[[Film/NannyMcPhee Nanny [=McPhee=]]]'', ''Film/BedknobsAndBroomsticks'', ''Disney/BeautyAndTheBeast'', ''Film/TheCourtJester'' and ''Literature/TheManchurianCandidate''. On Broadway, she won acclaim in ''[[Literature/AuntieMame Mame]]'', ''{{Theatre/Gypsy}}'' and ''[[Theatre/SweeneyToddTheDemonBarberOfFleetStreet Sweeney Todd]]''. On television, she is best known as the star of ''Series/MurderSheWrote''. ---- !!Her career provides examples of: * CelebrityResemblance: To Glynis Johns. * EvilMatriarch: In ''Literature/TheManchurianCandidate''. * GoldenAgeOfHollywood: When her career began. * GrandeDame: In ''[[Film/NannyMcPhee Nanny [=McPhee=]]]''. * HappilyMarried: To Peter Shaw for 54 years. * HollywoodOld: Frequently cast as characters older than her actual age. * TheIngenue: In ''Literature/ThePictureOfDorianGray''. * KindlyHousekeeper: In ''Disney/BeautyAndTheBeast''. * KnightFever: She is a Commander of the Order of the British Empire. * LittleOldLadyInvestigates: Her role on ''Series/MurderSheWrote'' and in ''[[Literature/MissMarple The Mirror Crack'd]]'' as well as a 1999 MadeForTVMovie based on the ''Literature/MrsPollifax'' books. * PlayingGertrude: She is rather well-known for this. * TheVamp: In ''Film/{{Gaslight}}''. * WhatCouldHaveBeen: She was seriously considered for the title role of ''Film/MaryPoppins'' before Creator/JulieAndrews was finally cast. She did later star in a similarly magical role as Miss Eglantine Price in ''Film/BedknobsAndBroomsticks'', which shared a ProductionPosse with the earlier film.
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[[quoteright:300:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Angela_Lansbury_in_The_Picture_of_Dorian_Gray_trailer_5518.jpg]] Angela Brigid Lansbury is an English actress and singer whose career spans stage, screen and television. Born 16 October 1925 in London, she moved with her family to New York City in 1940. Her first film roles were in ''Film/{{Gaslight}}'' and ''Literature/ThePictureOfDorianGray'', both of which brought her nominations for [[AcademyAward Best Supporting Actress]]. She went on to extensive work in film, on television and on the stage, eventually earning five Tony Awards (and two nominations), six Golden Globes, another Best Supporting Actress nomination and 19 Emmy Award nominations. In 1994, she was appointed a Commander of the Order of the British Empire by Queen Elizabeth II. Additional memorable film roles came in ''Literature/NationalVelvet'', ''The Harvey Girls'', ''[[Film/NannyMcPhee Nanny [=McPhee=]]]'', ''Film/BedknobsAndBroomsticks'', ''Disney/BeautyAndTheBeast'', ''Film/TheCourtJester'' and ''Literature/TheManchurianCandidate''. On Broadway, she won acclaim in ''[[Literature/AuntieMame Mame]]'', ''{{Theatre/Gypsy}}'' and ''[[Theatre/SweeneyToddTheDemonBarberOfFleetStreet Sweeney Todd]]''. On television, she is best known as the star of ''Series/MurderSheWrote''. ---- !!Her career provides examples of: * CelebrityResemblance: To Glynis Johns. * EvilMatriarch: In ''Literature/TheManchurianCandidate''. * GoldenAgeOfHollywood: When her career began. * GrandeDame: In ''[[Film/NannyMcPhee Nanny [=McPhee=]]]''. * HappilyMarried: To Peter Shaw for 54 years. * HollywoodOld: Frequently cast as characters older than her actual age. * TheIngenue: In ''Literature/ThePictureOfDorianGray''. * KindlyHousekeeper: In ''Disney/BeautyAndTheBeast''. * KnightFever: She is a Commander of the Order of the British Empire. * LittleOldLadyInvestigates: Her role on ''Series/MurderSheWrote'' and in ''[[Literature/MissMarple The Mirror Crack'd]]'' as well as a 1999 MadeForTVMovie based on the ''Literature/MrsPollifax'' books. * PlayingGertrude: She is rather well-known for this. * TheVamp: In ''Film/{{Gaslight}}''. * WhatCouldHaveBeen: She was seriously considered for the title role of ''Film/MaryPoppins'' before Creator/JulieAndrews was finally cast. She did later star in a similarly magical role as Miss Eglantine Price in ''Film/BedknobsAndBroomsticks'', which shared a ProductionPosse with the earlier film.[[redirect:Creator/AngelaLansbury]]
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* CelebrityResemblance: To Glynis Johns.
15th Apr '13 1:57:16 AM PaulA
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* LittleOldLadyInvestigates: Her role on ''Series/MurderSheWrote'' and in ''[[Literature/MissMarple The Mirror Crack'd]]'' as well as a 1999 MadeForTVMovie based on the ''Mrs. Pollifax'' books.
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* LittleOldLadyInvestigates: Her role on ''Series/MurderSheWrote'' and in ''[[Literature/MissMarple The Mirror Crack'd]]'' as well as a 1999 MadeForTVMovie based on the ''Mrs. Pollifax'' ''Literature/MrsPollifax'' books.
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* LittleOldLadyInvestigates: Her role on ''Series/MurderSheWrote'' and in ''[[Literature/MissMarple The Mirror Crack'd]]'' as well as 1999 MadeForTVMovie based on the ''Mrs. Pollifax'' books.
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* LittleOldLadyInvestigates: Her role on ''Series/MurderSheWrote'' and in ''[[Literature/MissMarple The Mirror Crack'd]]'' as well as a 1999 MadeForTVMovie based on the ''Mrs. Pollifax'' books.
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Additional memorable film roles came in ''Literature/NationalVelvet'', ''The Harvey Girls'', ''[[Film/NannyMcPhee Nanny [=McPhee=]]]'', ''Film/BedknobsAndBroomsticks'', ''Disney/BeautyAndTheBeast'', ''Film/TheCourtJester'' and ''Literature/TheManchurianCandidate''. On Broadway, she won acclaim in ''[[AuntieMame Mame]]'', ''{{Theatre/Gypsy}}'' and ''[[Theatre/SweeneyToddTheDemonBarberOfFleetStreet Sweeney Todd]]''. On television, she is best known as the star of ''Series/MurderSheWrote''.
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Additional memorable film roles came in ''Literature/NationalVelvet'', ''The Harvey Girls'', ''[[Film/NannyMcPhee Nanny [=McPhee=]]]'', ''Film/BedknobsAndBroomsticks'', ''Disney/BeautyAndTheBeast'', ''Film/TheCourtJester'' and ''Literature/TheManchurianCandidate''. On Broadway, she won acclaim in ''[[AuntieMame ''[[Literature/AuntieMame Mame]]'', ''{{Theatre/Gypsy}}'' and ''[[Theatre/SweeneyToddTheDemonBarberOfFleetStreet Sweeney Todd]]''. On television, she is best known as the star of ''Series/MurderSheWrote''.
18th Mar '13 12:34:13 PM JIKTV
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Additional memorable film roles came in ''NationalVelvet'', ''The Harvey Girls'', ''[[Film/NannyMcPhee Nanny [=McPhee=]]]'', ''Film/BedknobsAndBroomsticks'', ''Disney/BeautyAndTheBeast'', ''Film/TheCourtJester'' and ''Literature/TheManchurianCandidate''. On Broadway, she won acclaim in ''[[AuntieMame Mame]]'', ''{{Theatre/Gypsy}}'' and ''[[Theatre/SweeneyToddTheDemonBarberOfFleetStreet Sweeney Todd]]''. On television, she is best known as the star of ''Series/MurderSheWrote''.
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Additional memorable film roles came in ''NationalVelvet'', ''Literature/NationalVelvet'', ''The Harvey Girls'', ''[[Film/NannyMcPhee Nanny [=McPhee=]]]'', ''Film/BedknobsAndBroomsticks'', ''Disney/BeautyAndTheBeast'', ''Film/TheCourtJester'' and ''Literature/TheManchurianCandidate''. On Broadway, she won acclaim in ''[[AuntieMame Mame]]'', ''{{Theatre/Gypsy}}'' and ''[[Theatre/SweeneyToddTheDemonBarberOfFleetStreet Sweeney Todd]]''. On television, she is best known as the star of ''Series/MurderSheWrote''.
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* TheIngenue: In ''Literature//ThePictureOfDorianGray''.
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* TheIngenue: In ''Literature//ThePictureOfDorianGray''.''Literature/ThePictureOfDorianGray''.
18th Mar '13 12:29:26 PM JIKTV
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Additional memorable film roles came in ''NationalVelvet'', ''The Harvey Girls'', ''Film/NannyMcPhee'', ''Film/BedknobsAndBroomsticks'', ''Disney/BeautyAndTheBeast'', ''TheCourtJester'' and ''Literature/TheManchurianCandidate''. On Broadway, she won acclaim in ''Mame'', ''{{Theatre/Gypsy}}'' and ''[[Theatre/SweeneyToddTheDemonBarberOfFleetStreet Sweeney Todd]]''. On television, she is best known as the star of ''Series/MurderSheWrote''.
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Additional memorable film roles came in ''NationalVelvet'', ''The Harvey Girls'', ''Film/NannyMcPhee'', ''[[Film/NannyMcPhee Nanny [=McPhee=]]]'', ''Film/BedknobsAndBroomsticks'', ''Disney/BeautyAndTheBeast'', ''TheCourtJester'' ''Film/TheCourtJester'' and ''Literature/TheManchurianCandidate''. On Broadway, she won acclaim in ''Mame'', ''[[AuntieMame Mame]]'', ''{{Theatre/Gypsy}}'' and ''[[Theatre/SweeneyToddTheDemonBarberOfFleetStreet Sweeney Todd]]''. On television, she is best known as the star of ''Series/MurderSheWrote''.

* GrandeDame: In ''Film/NannyMcPhee''.
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* GrandeDame: In ''Film/NannyMcPhee''.''[[Film/NannyMcPhee Nanny [=McPhee=]]]''.
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