Here is another guest post, this time from my good friend, Relax Max of Clarity 2009. Thank you, Max, for helping me out here.
One of the most loved and enduring actresses of American stage, screen, and television, is not American at all.
She made her first film at age 17, received an academy award nomination for that picture at age 18, and never looked back: she has won four Tony Awards and six Golden Globes. She has been nominated for no less than eighteen Emmys. The latter is the record for most Emmy nominations -- without a single win.
Born in London in 1925, her mother moved the children to Montreal during WWII and then to New York and eventually California. She currently resides in Montana. She was married to her second husband for 54 years until his death in 2003.
In addition to her performance awards and nominations, she was named a Disney Legend in 1995; a recipient of the Screen Actors Guild Lifetime Achievement Award in 1997; and of the Kennedy Center Honors, in 2003.
A resident of the USA almost all her life, she remains proudly British. Queen Elizabeth has appointed Angela Lansbury a Commander of the Order of the British Empire.
In spite of all her other lifetime achievements, she is probably most famous for her long-running starring role in an American television series called “Murder, She Wrote.”
"A sitcom. I hate that word."