Angela Lansbury Passed Away - Details Of Her Death And Career
Angela Lansbury is one of the rare stars of theatre and movies whose accomplishments are comparable to those of Angela Lansbury. Because of her performance as Jessica Fletcher on the CBS show Murder, She Wrote, the three-time Oscar nominee, five-time Tony Award winner, and all-around Hollywood darling became one of the industry's most recognizable faces.
Sadly, Angela Lansbury passed awayon October 11, 2022, at the age of 96, leaving behind a legacy as one of the most influential people in the entertainment industry. She had a long and fruitful career in the industry. After more than eight decades of working as an actress, what ultimately led to Angela's passing?
Angela Lansbury Dies at 96
Her family verified the newsto People in a statement that Lansbury passed away at 1:30 in the morning on October 11, 2022, while she was sleeping at her home in Los Angeles, California.
Her passing occurred on October 11, 2022, just five days prior to her 97th birthday on October 16, 2022. The children of Dame Angela Lansbury released a statement on Tuesday, October 11, 2022, which read as follows:
The children of Dame Angela Lansbury are sad to announce that their mother died peacefully in her sleep at home in Los Angeles at 1:30 a.m. today, Tuesday, October 11, 2022, just five days shy of her 97th birthday.- Angela Lansbury children
Lansbury's three children, her stepson David Shaw, son Anthony Shaw, and daughter Deirdre Shaw will carry on her legacy after her passing. Lansbury was married to her second husband, Peter Shaw, from 1949 until the latter's untimely death from a heart attack on January 29, 2003.
Lansbury and Peter Shaw were parents to their children together. He had 84 years under his belt. The statement stated,
In addition to her three children, Anthony, Deirdre, and David, she is survived by three grandchildren, Peter, Katherine, and Ian, plus five great grandchildren and her brother, producer Edgar Lansbury. She was proceeded in death by her husband of 53 years, Peter Shaw. A private family ceremony will be held at a date to be determined.- Angela Lansbury children
Angela Lansbury kicked off her career in the film industry in 1944 with the psychological thriller Gaslight, for which she was nominated for an Academy Award.
She went on to star in a variety of critically acclaimed films over the course of the last seven decades, including National Velvet, The Manchurian Candidate, The Picture of Dorian Gray, Bedknobs and Broomsticks, Nanny McPhee, and Death on the Nile.
She made her debut on Broadway in 1957 with the production of Hotel Paradiso at the Henry Miller Theatre. After that, she went on to star in productions such as Anyone Can Whistle (1964), Dear World (1969), Gypsy (1974), and Little Night Music (1977). (2009).
Lansbury also had a great career in television, with the role of Jessica Fletcher in the show "Murder, She Wrote" is her most well-known performance. She played the role of the protagonist in a number of television movies in addition to starring in 246 episodes of the show between the years 1984 and 1996.
During each and every season of the television show Murder, She Wrote, Angela was nominated for an Emmy Award in the category of best actress in a drama series; yet, she was never the actual winner.
Despite this, her work was recognized for what it was. She was given an honorary Oscar by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in 2013 for her career as "an entertainment icon who has created some of cinema’s most memorable characters, inspiring generations of actors."
The upcoming crime thriller Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery will feature Lansbury in her very last movie appearance, which will be a guest starring role.
To provide some background, Angela was considered for an Academy Award for the very first time in 1944 for her part as Nancy the maid in George Cukor's picture Gaslight. This was her very first film appearance.
Angela Lansbury's three children, Anthony, Deirdre, and David, as well as her three grandchildren, Peter, Katherine, and Ian, as well as five great-grandchildren, as well as her brother, producer Edgar Lansbury, survive her.
Peter Shaw, her spouse of 53 years, passed away before she did. Her family has stated that a private family ceremony will be held at a date that has not yet been decided upon.