Angela Lansbury, best known for her starring role in murder, she wrote, died. She was 96 years old. Here’s a look at Lansbury net worth and career.
Lansbury was born in London on October 16, 1925. Her mother, Moyna Macgill, was a London actress and her father, Edgar Lansbury, was a businessman. Lansbury and her family moved to New York after her father died of cancer at the age of 9. The family later moved to California so Lansbury and her mother could pursue acting.
One of Lansbury’s early acting roles was in the 1944 film gas light. She played the role of Nancy. That same year, Lansbury played Edwina Brown National Velvet. In 1945 she played Sibyl Vane in The picture of Dorian Gray.
Lansbury said she had natural acting talent. When she auditioned The picture of Dorian Grayfor which it was also recommended gas lightwith Ingrid Bergman and Charles Boyer.
“I really didn’t know what I was doing,” Lansbury admits in an interview with the New York Times. “Now I look at the picture and I’m like, ‘How the hell did you experience that?'” She was recognized for her performance and received an Oscar nomination in 1944.
In 1962, Lansbury co-starred in one of her most famous film roles when she appeared in The Manchu Candidate. She played the role of Eleanor Shaw Iselin. “I really have to give John Frankenheimer full credit,” Lansbury said. “He was tireless in his passion to make this woman the essence of evil.”
Lansbury is probably best known for playing Jessica Fletcher murder, she wrote. She appeared in 264 episodes from 1984 to 1996. Some of Lansbury’s other acting roles include appearances in Sweeney Todd: Fleet Street’s demonic barber, MagnumPI, Touched by an angel, little womanand Mary Poppins’ Return.
According to Celebrity Net Worth, Lansbury had an estimated net worth of $70 million.
Lansbury never won an Oscar. She would win Iselin for her portrayal of Eleanor Shaw The Manchu Candidate. However, the Oscar went to Patty Duke The Miracle Worker.
“It was a night I don’t want to relive,” Lansbury says in her interview with The New York Times. “You know, there are times in your life when you’re like, ‘This could be it. It could be that.” And I had a special dress made and, oh, I don’t know, it’s just — I think I came to New York shortly after that.”
Lansbury brought her talents to New York theater. She played the lead role in the musical mummywhich earned her a Tony.
When asked what she hopes for her legacy, Lansbury said she wants audiences to feel like they’ve been transported to another world.
“[I hope through my acting] I’ve enabled people to get out of their own lives and into other areas of life that they wouldn’t otherwise have,” Lansbury told the Times. “I would like to feel that I have empowered people to do this. Life is so hard for so many people.”
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