Who was Angela Lansbury?
A: Dame Angela Brigid Lansbury was a British-Irish American actress and singer.
She played various roles across film, stage, and what?
Her career, much of it in the United States, spanned
how many decades?
At the time of her death, she was one of the last
surviving stars from what?
A: The Golden Age of Hollywood cinema.
She is the recipient of numerous accolades, including
how many Tony Awards?
A: Six, including Lifetime Achievement Award.
How many Golden Globe Awards did she receive?
She also received, a Laurence Olivier Award, and the
Academy Honorary Award, in addition to nominations for Academy Awards?
How many Primetime Emmy Awards did she receive?
Lansbury was born to an upper-middle-class family in
Central London, the daughter of whom?
A: Irish actress Moyna Macgill and English politician Edgar Lansbury.
To escape the Blitz, she moved where in
A: New York.
Proceeding to Hollywood in 1942, she signed to MGM and
obtained her first what?
A: Film roles.
What were her first three films?
A: Gaslight (1944), National Velvet (1944), and The Picture of Dorian Gray (1945).
She appeared in eleven further MGM films, mostly in
A: Minor roles.
After her contract ended in 1952, she began
supplementing her cinematic work with what?
A: Theatrical appearances.
Although largely seen as a B-list star during this
period, her role in the film The Manchurian Candidate (1962) received what?
A: Widespread acclaim and is often cited as one of her career-best performances, earning her a third Academy Award nomination.
Moving into musical theatre, Lansbury finally gained
stardom for playing the leading role in what?
A: The Broadway musical Mame (1966), which won her her first Tony Award and established her as a gay icon.
Amidst difficulties in her personal life, Lansbury
moved from California to where?
A: County Cork, Ireland, in 1970, and continued with a variety of theatrical and cinematic appearances throughout that decade.
These included leading roles in what stage musicals?
A: Gypsy, Sweeney Todd, and The King and I, as well as in the hit Disney film Bedknobs and Broomsticks (1971).
Moving into television in 1984, she achieved worldwide
fame as what?
A: As fictional writer and sleuth Jessica Fletcher in the American whodunit series Murder, She Wrote.
Murder,She Wrote ran for how many seasons?
A: Twelve seasons until 1996, becoming one of the longest-running and most popular detective drama series in television history.
Through Corymore Productions,a company that she
co-owned with her husband Peter Shaw, Lansbury assumed ownership of what?
A: Of the series and was its executive producer for the final four seasons.
She also moved into voice work, contributing to
animated films like Disney's what?
A: Beauty and the Beast (1991) and Don Bluth's Anastasia (1997).
She toured in a variety of international productions
and continued to make occasional film appearances such as what?
A: Nanny McPhee (2005) and Mary Poppins Returns (2018).
In 2014, Lansbury was appointed what?
A: Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire by Queen Elizabeth II.
She was the subject of how many biographies?