Murder, She Wrote star, five-time Tony winner and cultural icon Angela Lansbury has died. She was 96 years old.
According to reports, her children announcement her passing in a statement. “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 AM today, Tuesday, October 11, 2022, just five days shy of her 97th birthday.
“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.”
Until landing her big break in
The Manchurian Candidate in 1962, which earned her a Best Actress Oscar nomination, Lansbury played mainly supporting roles.
The actress, who once said that “The theatre is magical and addictive,” moved into musical theatre, solidifying herself as a star with her role in 1966’s Mame.
Her five Tony awards are for her roles in Mame, Dear World, Gypsy, Sweeney Todd and, Blithe Spirit.
Lansbury, who worked in entertainment her entire life while simultaneously taking care of her family, credited her long-running career and lifespan to her genetics and “a lot of vitamins.”