Angela Lansbury is one of the suavest and most astounding Irish-British-American actresses and riveting singers who have garnered wider recognition within a brief period of time and have managed to swoop into the lives of people across the globe. Most exquisite actresses who spanned long eight decades and has a net worth estimated at $70 million
Gritting her teeth Angela Lansbury has achieved everything she desired over the course of decades. Her departure at the age of 97 is quite mind-writhing as she was considered the legend of American cinema having eight decades of career in the industry.
Angela Lansbury Biography
Angela Brigid Lansbury one of the legendary actresses was born on October 16, 1925, in the outskirts of London, Regent’s park. Unfortunately, this most beloved and highly acknowledged actress passed away on October 11, 2022.
|Angela Brigid Lansbury
|96 years old
|Date of Birth
|October 16, 1925
|Peter Shaw (m. 1949–2003),
Richard Cromwell (m. 1945–1946)
|Date Of Death
|11 October 2022
She was the only daughter of her parents other than her brothers. Edgar Lansbury was her father and Moyna Lansbury was her mother. She had two twin brothers named Bruce Lansbury and Edgar Lansbury. Angela Lansbury also has a half-sister from her mother’s side named Isolde.
She was married twice. Richard Cromwell was her first husband and they got divorced in 1946. Following this in 1949 she married Peter Shaw and he died in 2003. She has two children.
Angela Lansbury Net Worth
Over the course of time, Angela Lansbury has played numerous roles and she is regarded as one of the most exquisite actresses who spanned long eight decades and has a net worth estimated at $70 million. Having a long career span Angela Lansbury has acquired most of her wealth from her acting career and she passed away on October 11, 2022.
Angela Lansbury Early Life
Angela Lansbury was a riveting child born to an upper-middle-class family. As we all know Moyna Macgill one of the confoundingly beautiful actresses of that era was her mother and while growing up as a child Angela Lansbury always looked up to her mother while her father was a vociferous English politician.
From a very young age, Angela harbored the desire to become an actress rather than having any sort of inclination towards any other profession. Having a mixed ancestry Angela always found pride in it. She once proudly said that “ I am eternally grateful for the Irish side of me.
That’s where I got my sense of comedy and whimsy. As for the English half that’s my reserved side. But put me onstage, and the Irish come out. The combination makes a good mix for acting.
Angela had to endure a massive loss at the age of nine when her father died from stomach cancer. Completely out of financial stability Angela and her family had to thrive and her mother found a Scottish Colonel, Leckie Forbes, and became engaged to him.
Albeit Angela Lansbury studied at South Hampstead High School, she always considered or pictured herself as highly educated. Learning from several books, theatre, and cinema Angela eventually fell into the mesmerizing world of cinema. Angela became obsessed with how cinema life has been and she became self-possessed and started to imagine and act as different shades of characters.
Having other talents like being an instrumentalist Angela Lansbury for a brief period of time studied piano and music at the Ritman School of Dancing.
Angela Lansbury Career Beginnings
Angela Lansbury one of the highly commendable versatile actresses had a compelling and prolific career. Gaining a scholarship from the American Theatre Wing she happened to get the chance to study at the Feagin School of Drama and Radio. While studying there she got a few subtle but great opportunities to perform in The Way of the World by Willaim Congreve and in Lady Windermere’s Fan by Oscar Wilde.
As her father’s sudden death caused immeasurable encumbrances in her life with her startling resilience she achieved everything that she had before her last breath from the earth. Being self-educated predominantly she finally got the graduation on March 1942.
Angela Lansbury’s mother was also an actress and she decided to move to Los Angeles to pursue her once-stopped acting career. Claims that Angela is 19 when she was actually 16 she got the chance to sing the songs by Noel Coward and this gave her a ray of hope to thrive amidst the cacophonies of the city.
A party hosted by Moyna changed the entire perspective of the Lansbury family as one of the guests was John Van Druten and he suggested that Angela Lansbury would be the perfect fit in the role of a conniving cockney maid.
Following the events of her appearances, she was then cast in the role of Edwina Brown in the movie National Velvet. Being immensely lucky this film was a massive commercial hit and this film paved way for a forever friendship with her fellow actress Elizabeth Taylor.
Again she got the chance to appear in Oscar Wilde’s cinematic adaptation titled The Picture of Dorian Grey. Her Mind-blogging performance in this film drew wide recognition and soon she stepped into the world of fame.
Her career milestones include The Harvey Girls, The Hoodlum Saint, Till the Clouds Roll by, If winter comes, Tenth Avenue Angels, The Three Musketeers, State of the Union, The Red Danube, King Lady, Mutiny, Pride and Prejudice, The Citadel, etc.
Angela Lansbury Personal Life
Meticulous, self-editing astounding actress of all time personal life was not that of any controversies. Being profoundly amazing Angela Lansbury was keen on her sense of privacy and she always detested unnecessary flattering.
As we all know Angela Lansbury was married twice. Her former husband was an actor named Richard Cromwell. The startling fact is that at the time of her marriage she was only nineteen years and Richard was at his thirty-five.
Absolutely smitten by his charm they both eloped and got married. But as usual and common certain irreconcilable differences aroused they decided to part ways, but until his last breath, they never lost their friendship bond.
Following this in 1949, Angela Lansbury married handsome actor and producer Peter Shaw. they both share two children and besides the two Angela became the stepmother of Shaw’s son David.
Angela Lansbury Awards And Honors
- Angela Lansbury was been nominated for Academy Awards three times
- Angela was nominated eight times for Tony Awards
- She was nominated for Primetime Emmy Awards eighteen times
- Angela has won Tony Awards six times
- She has won six Golden Globe Awards
- She was nominated for Grammy Awards once
- Angela Lansbury was honored with the 2022 Lifetime Achievement of Tony Award
- She has won Laurence Olivier Award
- She has won Drama Desk Awards three times
- She has won the Outer Critics Circle Awards
- Angela Lansbury has earned Academy Award nominations three times
- In 1975, 1978, and 1979, She was awarded as the Oustanding Actress in a musical
- In 2009, Angela Lansbury won the award for Outstanding Featured Actress in a play.