Angela Lansbury death"Murder, She Wrote star Angela Lansbury dies at 96"

The three-time Oscar nominee has a career spanning eight decades, in film, television and film.

Born in 1925, he is one of the last surviving stars of the golden age of Hollywood movies. Dame Angela died in her sleep just five days before her 97th birthday, her family said in a statement.

children of Dame Angela Lansbury are saddened to announce that their mother has passed away peacefully in her sleep at her home in Los Angeles," the family said. Born in London, Dame Angela later moved to New York and attended the Feagin School of Dramatic Art

A Hollywood director saw her at a party in 1942 and she received her first role as a maid in the 1944 film Gaslight, based on the 1938 play of the same name. His performance earned him an Oscar nomination for Best Supporting Actor the following year.

word "gaslight" comes from Patrick Hamilton's play, which is about a young woman whose husband slowly manipulates her into thinking he's going crazy. The British star went on to bring in two more Oscar nominations as Sibyl in The Picture of Dorian Gray in 1945 and Laurence Harvey's aggressive mother in The Manchurian Candidate - opposite Frank Sinatra - in 1962.

After leaving Broadway in 1960, she won several Tony Awards, including one for her role as Nellie Lovett in Stephen Sondheim's 1979 musical Sweeney Todd.

She appeared in Disney's hit Bedknobs and Broomsticks in 1971, and later appeared in other children's films, providing the voice of Mrs. Potts in the animated Beauty and the Beast; and most recently Mary Poppins Returns.

But it was her portrayal of detective Jessica Fletcher in the TV series Murder, She Wrote that earned her millions of fans around

Angela Lansbury

American-British-Irish actress

Date of death: October 11, 2022 Place of death: Los Angeles, California, United States