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
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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