Angela Lansbury

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Dame Angela Brigid Lansbury, DBE (born 16 October 1925) is a British-American actress and singer who has appeared in theatre, television, and films. Her career has spanned seven decades, much of it based in the United States, and her work has attracted international attention.

Lansbury was born in central London to actress Moyna MacGill and politician Edgar Lansbury. In 1940, she moved to New York City in the United States, where she studied acting. Proceeding to Hollywood, Los Angeles in 1942, she signed to MGM and got her first film roles, in Gaslight (1944), National Velvet, and The Picture of Dorian Gray (1945), earning two Oscar nominations and a Golden Globe Award. She appeared in eleven further MGM films, mostly in minor roles, and after her contract ended in 1952 she began supplementing her cinematic work with theatrical appearances. Although her appearance in the film adaptation of The Manchurian Candidate (1962) was widely acclaimed, she only gained theatrical stardom for her starring role in the Broadway musical Mame (1966). Relocating from California to County Cork, Ireland in 1970, she continued with a variety of theatrical and cinematic appearances throughout that decade.

Moving to television, in 1984 Lansbury achieved widespread fame as the fictional writer and sleuth Jessica Fletcher in the American murder mystery series Murder, She Wrote, which ran for twelve seasons until 1996, becoming one of the longest-running detective drama series in television history. She assumed ownership of the series and was executive producer for the final four seasons. She also moved into voice work, thereby contributing to animated films like Beauty and the Beast (1991). Since then, she has toured prolifically in a variety of international productions, and continued to make occasional film appearances.

Lansbury has won five Tony Awards, six Golden Globes and has been nominated for numerous other industry awards, including the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress on three occasions, and various Primetime Emmy Awards on eighteen occasions. On November 16, 2013, Lansbury received an Honorary Oscar after seventy years' work in the motion picture industry.

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Discography

Album

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
2009 The Sherman Brothers Songbook Various Artists 1
2012 Essential Christmas: Original Hits By The Original Artists Various Artists 1

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
1992 Christmas: 16 Most Requested Songs Compilation Various Artists 2
1993 The Party's Over: Broadway Sings the Blues Compilation Various Artists 1
1995 Classic Disney, Volume I: 60 Years of Musical Magic Compilation Various Artists 3
1995 The Very Best of Disney: 39 Original Songs Compilation Various Artists 1
1995 Walt Disney Records Presents Classics 1: 20 Original American Songs Compilation Various Artists 1
1996 Classic Disney, Volume III: 60 Years of Musical Magic Compilation Various Artists 3
1996 Broadway Greatest Hits Compilation Various Artists 1
1998 The Only Broadway CD You'll Ever Need Compilation Various Artists 1
1999 Chicken Soup for the Soul: Christmas Compilation Various Artists 1
1999 The Only Musicals Album You'll Ever Need Compilation Various Artists 1
2000 Disney's Greatest Hits Compilation Various Artists 1
2001 Great Musicals Compilation Various Artists 1
2001 Forever (28 Greatest Songs From Disney's Favourite Movies) Compilation Various Artists 1
2003 Musicals: The Essential Album Compilation Various Artists 1
2003 Disney's Magical Music Collection Compilation Various Artists 1
2004 Broadway: The American Musical Compilation Various Artists 2
2005 Julie Andrews Selects Her Favorite Disney Songs Compilation Julie Andrews 1
2006 Driving With Disney Compilation Various Artists 1
2006 Ultimate Disney Princess Compilation Various Artists 1
2006 The Best Disney Album in the World ...Ever Compilation Various Artists 1
2006 The Disney Collection, Volume 1 Compilation Various Artists 1
2008 101 Songs From the Musicals Compilation Various Artists 3.25 1
2008 Sleeping Beauty and Friends Compilation Various Artists 1
2011 Disney Princesses Compilation Various Artists 1
2011 Now That's What I Call Disney! Compilation Various Artists 2
2011 A Classic Christmas Compilation Various Artists 1
2013 Pure... Musicals Compilation Various Artists 1
Billboard Presents: Family Christmas Classics Compilation Various Artists 1
Croon and Swoon: A Classic Christmas, Volume 1 Compilation Various Artists 1

Album + Compilation + Soundtrack

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
2013 Disney Classics Box Set Compilation Soundtrack Various Artists 1

Album + Live

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
2006 The Wonder of Christmas Live Mormon Tabernacle Choir 1

Album + Soundtrack

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
1991 Beauty and the Beast (1991 film soundtrack) Soundtrack Alan Menken 3 3
2003 マイ・ファースト・ディズニー オリジナル・サウンドトラック・ベスト Soundtrack Various Artists 1

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Year Title Artist Rating Releases
Songs and Story: Beauty and the Beast Various Artists 1

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