Hollywood Star Angela Lansbury Passes Away at Age 96
(RepublicanNews.org) – Legendary actress Angela Lansbury died just five days before she would have turned 97. The actress’s children said she died peacefully in her Los Angeles home. Lansbury had a long and successful career that spanned decades.
Angela Lansbury made her film debut in the classic George Cukor film, Gaslight (1944).
This is her very first scene.
She was 18 at the time and working at Bullocks Department store in LA. pic.twitter.com/UUY0t1TrSN
— Danny Deraney (@DannyDeraney) October 11, 2022
The beloved actress was born in London, England, in 1925 and came to America at the age of 14 after her family fled Europe to avoid the ravages of the Second World War. Taking on her first role at the age of 17, Lansbury had her work cut out for her as she juggled a job and worked on the set of the 1944 film “Gaslight.” The actress’s breakout role would be followed by a successful career in showbiz both on Broadway and Hollywood. Lansbury’s career spanned eight decades and included roles in “The Beauty and the Beast” and acting alongside Elvis Presley in “Blue Hawaii.”
Her starring role in “Murder, She Wrote” television series earned her ten Golden Globe award nominations, four of which she won. She also received the most Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series Emmy nominations. Her time on Broadway was also very successful, earning her five Tony Awards.
The outpouring of love following the announcement of Lansbury’s death was swift, with other stars posting on social media to pay their respects. For instance, Kristin Chenoweth posted a heartfelt tweet thanking Lansbury for her “art & wisdom.” Alan Menken also posted a tribute, saying the “beautiful” and “precious” person Lansbury was “outshone” every one of her roles.
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