Beloved British-American actress Angela Lansbury, best known for her role as mystery novelist Jessica Fletcher in the feature film “Murder, She Wrote”, died peacefully in her sleep at her Los Angeles home on Tuesday, October 11, 2022.
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She was also the oldest Oscar nominee, according to the website. She won four Golden Globes for her work on “Murder, She Wrote,” as well as Best Supporting Actress Golden Globes for “The Manchurian Candidate” and “The Picture of Dorian Gray.” Despite numerous Oscar and Emmy Award nominations, she never won. In 2014, she received an Honorary Academy Award for lifetime achievement, according to IMDb.
Lansbury’s long career included roles in ‘National Velvet’, the British film ‘Gaslight’ and countless others. She also played the voice of beloved Mrs. Potts in Disney’s animated classic, “Beauty and the Beast.”
Lansbury also showcased his vocal talents on stage, playing the lead in the musical “Mame” and in “Gypsy” in the 70s.
“Murder, She Wrote” ran for 12 seasons. Lansbury earned around $300,000 per episode of the show in 1984, according to TheRichest.com. This paycheck may have increased as the show progressed. That’s a huge jump from his weekly salary of just $5,000 in 1944 for “Gaslight.”
Lansbury married actor Richard Cromwell when she was just 19, but the two divorced a year later, Celebrity Net Worth noted. She then married actor Peter Shaw in 1949.
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Lansbury is survived by three children, Anthony, Diedre and David, as well as three grandchildren and five great-grandchildren, according to People. Lansbury’s brother, Edgar Lansbury, was also mentioned in the statement from surviving family members.
Lansbury’s real estate included a $2 million condo in New York, a home in Brentwood, California and a farmhouse in County Cork on the Irish coast, which was featured in Architectural Digest for its warm yet simple simplicity. luxurious.
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