Angela Lansbury




Dame Angela Brigid Lansbury was an Irish-British and American actress and singer. In a career spanning eight decades, she played various roles across film, stage, and television. Although based for much of her life in the United States, her work attracted international attention as well as a large number of awards. Lansbury was born to an upper-middle-class family in Central London, the daughter of Irish actress Moyna Macgill and English politician Edgar Lansbury. To escape the Blitz, she moved to the United States in 1940, studying acting in New York City. Proceeding to Hollywood in 1942, she signed to MGM and obtained her first film roles, in Gaslight, National Velvet, and The Picture of Dorian Gray, earning various awards. She appeared in 11 further MGM films, mostly in minor roles, and after her contract ended in 1952, she began to supplement her cinematic work with theatrical appearances.


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