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Dame Angela Lansbury DBE

16 October 1925 to 11 October 2022

A British actress, who moved to the US and became an American screen legend. Lansbury, who became a US citizen in 1951, was best known as amateur detective Jessica Fletcher in the long-running Murder, She Wrote (1984-1996), which earned her 12 of her 18 Emmy nominations. Disney’s Bedknobs and Broomsticks (1971) was perhaps her most celebrated film role, but it was for Death on the Nile (1978) that she received a BAFTA nomination. She was given a BAFTA Special Award in 1991 and a Lifetime Achievement Britannia in 2003, as well as an Honorary Oscar in 2014. Other major film roles included Gaslight, National Velvet (both 1944), The Court Jester (1955), The Manchurian Candidate (1962), The Greatest Story Ever Told (1965), The Mirror Crack’d (1980) and a raft of voiceover work, including Beauty and the Beast (1991), Anastasia (1997) and The Grinch (2018).

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