Angela  Lansbury Star of "Murder, She Wrote"  Dies  at 96 

Dame Angela Lansbury renowned actress of the US television "Murder, She Wrote" passed away at the age of 96

Born in 1925, she was one of the last remaining stars from Hollywood's Golden Age.

She was three-time Oscar nominee and had a career spanning eight decades, across film and television

Dame Angela passed away peacefully in her sleep, her family stated in a  statement. 

Dame Angela, who was born in London,  eventually relocated to New York and attended the Feagin School of Dramatic Art. 

In 1942 a Hollywood producer saw her at a party, and she was casted as a maid in the picture Gaslight 

Gaslight was based on the 1938 play "Gaslight", and in 1945 her  performance garnered her an Oscar nomination for best supporting  actress

Patrick Hamilton used the word "Gaslighting" in his play about a young  lady whose husband manipulates her in assuming that she is going insane. 

After moving to Broadway in  1960s, she received number of Awards for her outstanding performance 

She also won award for her performance as "Nellie Lovett" in Stephen Sondheim's 1979 musical Sweeney Todd 

She got millions of worldwide admirers as "Detective Jessica Fletcher "in the television series "Murder, She Wrote"

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