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Do you have any special memories of Angela Lansbury?

Asked by LadyMarissa (15252points) October 11th, 2022
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CNN just announced that Angela Lansbury just passed away at the age of 96 according to her family. The cause of death has not been released as yet. I’m going to assume that it was age related until I hear otherwise. I’ve always admired her & her performance as Jessica Fletcher on Murder She Wrote. She’s another one of those celebrities that I can’t remember a day in my life that se wasn’t a part of!!! What about you…your thoughts?

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Hawaii_Jake's avatar

As a young gay youth enamoured of Broadway musicals, I somehow came into possession of a double cassette tape box of the recording of Sweeney Todd by Stephen Sondheim. Angela Lansbury played Mrs. Lovett. I listened to that recording over and over and would sing along to many of the songs. I can still hear her singing about meat pies. I’m smiling broadly now.

ragingloli's avatar

Nope. Do not know her.

Entropy's avatar

My mother LOVED Murder She Wrote when I was growing up. So I’ve seen quite a few episodes of that. I had no idea that it was basically just riffing on a billion other ‘super detective’ type shows and books before it. I remember asking at some point ‘This woman is adjacent to so many murders that it is not plausible that she’s not behind them. She should be investigated.’

I vaguely remember her in Bedknobs and Broomsticks, and I would have SWORN she was in Incredible Mr. Limpet, but i just looked it up and she was not. That’s really all I know about her career.

I had no idea she was still alive until today.

LadyMarissa's avatar

@Entropy I agree. At the beginning of the series, I always said that I wouldn’t want to be her friend because her friends are dead within the first 15 minutes or so. Then they moved her to NYC where se could have plenty of murders to solve, so I felt better!!! Then she became a world traveler which increased her number of victims. I had always hoped that by the end of the series that she & Dr Haslet would get married & live happily ever after!!!

Cupcake's avatar

@Hawaii_Jake Wow… that’s incredible! What I would give to hear that.

Hawaii_Jake's avatar

@Cupcake I’ve moved quite a few times. I think I finally donated it to a library at some point. I sang along for years to that tape.

Cupcake's avatar

I love the Sweeney Todd soundtrack, even without Angela Lansbury. But what a gift to hear her sing it!!

raum's avatar

I read an article this morning about how she saved her daughter, who had fallen into the Charles Manson crowd in Los Angeles. Landsbury up and moved her family to Ireland.

Made me think of how my parents decided to move our whole family when my brother fell into the wrong crowd. :(

LadyMarissa's avatar

Broadway will be honoring Angela tomorrow. Saturday 10/15/2022. Theaters will dim their lights for one minute Saturday at 7:45 p.m.

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