Angela Lansbury has died. The star of “Murder, She Wrote” — which nonetheless airs on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries — died on the age of 96.
She Died Peacefully in Her Home
She died peacefully in her dwelling, NBC News reported. An actual reason behind demise was not shared, however the beloved star was almost 97 years old.
Her household shared a press release: “The kids of Dame Angela Lansbury are unhappy to announce that their mom died peacefully in her sleep at dwelling in Los Angeles at 1:30 AM as we speak, Tuesday, October 11, 2022, simply 5 days shy of her 97th birthday.”
Lansbury was born in London, however well-known all through the world for her performances. She received quite a few Tony Awards, NBC News shared, together with greatest musical actress for “Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street,” “Mame,” “Dear World,” and “Gypsy.” She additionally starred in “Beauty and the Beast,” a 1961 big-screen musical.
But for Hallmark stars, she is maybe greatest identified for her position as Angela Lansbury on “Murder, She Wrote,” which ran for 12 seasons from the Nineteen Eighties to the Nineteen Nineties. The sequence nonetheless airs re-runs on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries.
Lansbury was nominated for 18 Primetime Emmys, together with nominations for each season that “Murder, She Wrote” was on. She additionally received six Golden Globe Awards, together with 4 for “Murder, She Wrote.”
Lansbury was born in 1925 in London. Her father died when she was solely 9. Then only a few years later, her mom bought every part they owned so they may flee German air assaults on London. They immigrated to the United States in 1940, Biography reported.
Lansbury Also Starred in Christmas Movies
Although Lansbury did not star in Hallmark Christmas films, she did star in Christmas movies that Hallmark followers would possibly like.
She starred in “The Story of the First Christmas Snow,” which premiered in 1975 and was directed by Jules Bass. She was the voice of Sister Theresa within the film.
The synopsis reads: “A younger shepherd, Lucas (David Kelley), is blinded by lightning, and a few kindly nuns at a close-by abbey take him in. Sister Catherine (Iris Rainer) describes snow to Lucas, who has by no means seen it. Lucas will get chosen to play an angel within the abbey’s Christmas pageant, and the Christmas snow that falls in the course of the pageant works a small miracle.”
She additionally starred in “The Gift of Love: A Christmas Story,” the place she portrayed Amanda Fenwick in 1983. Polly Holliday, Lee Remick, Michael Pearlman, and Michael Higgins additionally starred.
The synopsis reads: “After experiencing a number of irritating conditions inside a short while – together with the failure of the household enterprise and the lack of her mom – Janet Broderick (Lee Remick) turns into in poor health. Falling right into a deep sleep, she desires of returning to her hometown, taking her kids together with her to satisfy her deceased family members…”
Lansbury additionally starred in “Beauty and the Beast: The Enchanted Christmas,” which premiered in 1997. The synopsis reads: “Astonished to search out the Beast (Robbie Benson) has a deep-seeded hatred for the Christmas season, Belle (Paige O’Hara) endeavors to vary his thoughts on the matter.”
She voiced Mrs. Potts, whom she additionally voiced for the unique “Beauty and the Beast” Disney film.
She additionally starred within the Christmas film, “Buttons,” which premiered in 2018.
The synopsis reads: “Follow the heartwarming journey of two orphan ladies whose solely want is to discover a dwelling for Christmas. With a little bit assist from their guardian angels (Dick Van Dyke and Dame Angela Lansbury), they uncover miracles can occur once you consider.”
She performed Rose and Dick Van Dyke was merely “Angel.” Also starring had been Alivia Clark, Kate Winslet (narrator), Robert Redford (narrator), Abigail Spencer, Hallmark star Paul Greene, Reilly Anspaugh, John de Lancie, and extra.