Angela Lansbury

Genres: Action & Adventure Movies Children's Music Comedy Movies Documentaries Drama Movies Holiday & Seasonal Movies Horror Movies Kids & Family Movies Musicals & The Arts Mystery & Thriller Movies Pop / Rock Soundtrack Special Interest Movies Television
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Decades: 2000s
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Biography

Angela Brigid Lansbury, 16 October 1925, London, England. An actress and singer who enjoyed a prolific career in Hollywood before blossoming into a star of Broadway musicals in the 60s. Angela Lansbury’s grandfather was George Lansbury, the legendary social reformer, and leader of the British Labour Party for a time during the 30s. She was taken to America in 1942 by her widowed mother, a popular actress named Moyna MacGill. After attending drama school in New York, Lansbury received an Oscar nomination for her first film performance in Gaslight (1944). It was the beginning of a long career in Hollywood during which she appeared in several musicals including The Harvey Girls (1946), Till The Clouds Roll By (1947), The Court Jester (1956), Blue Hawaii (1961, as Elvis Presley’s mother), and Bedknobs And Broomsticks (1971). For much of the time she played characters a good deal older than herself. From 1957 onwards, Lansbury played several straight roles on...

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