Angela Lansbury Biography

Dame Angela Brigid Lansbury, DBE is a British and American actress and singer who has appeared in theatre, television, and films. Her career has spanned seven decades, much of it based in the United States, and her work has attracted international attention.

Lansbury was born in central London to actress Moyna Macgill and politician Edgar Lansbury. In 1940, she moved to New York City in the United States, where she studied acting. Proceeding to Hollywood, Los Angeles in 1942, she signed to MGM and got her first film roles, in Gaslight and The Picture of Dorian Gray, earning two Oscar nominations and a Golden Globe Award. She appeared in eleven further MGM films, mostly in minor roles, and after her contract ended in 1952 she began supplementing her cinematic work with theatrical appearances. Although her appearance in the film adaptation of The Manchurian Candidate was widely acclaimed, she finally gained stardom for her theatrical starring role in the Broadway musical Mame. Relocating from California to County Cork, Ireland in 1970, she continued with a variety of theatrical and cinematic appearances throughout that decade. Source: Wikipedia

Biography Snapshot
Name:
Angela Lansbury
Nationality:
United States of America
Profession:
Actor, Singer, Television producer, Writer, Author, Voice Actor
Ethnicity:
British people
Religion:
Anglican
Date of Birth:
October 16, 1925 (93)
Astrological Sign:
Libra
Marriages
  • 1945-09-27
    Actor Richard Cromwell (35) weds actress Angela Lansbury (19) in Independence, California
  • 1949-08-12
    Multi-Tony award-winning actress Angela Lansbury (23) weds actor and producer Peter Shaw (31) at St. Columba's Presbyterian Church of Scotland in London, England
Angela Lansbury Timeline
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