Thursday, 7 May 2009

"I made about 56 movies, I think. Not that many. Here I am, I still go on, you know, like the tides."

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."


  1. Thanks, Max. You are a source of endless fascinating information. You should be a storyteller and do something like the 1001 Nights. I had no idea that Angela Lansbury was British. Married for 54 years? Hmm... I have a way to go then. But like the tides, I still go on. :)

  2. And I think her first really notable role was as the maid in "Gaslight" with Ingrid Bergman...she was really good in that, I remember.

    This was a great post.

  3. I knew she was british, but very underrated by the british industry I think... I actually like Murder, she wrote.. kind of like an american version of miss marple

  4. I really enjoyed that series Murder she wrote.


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