‘Crime, She Said’ Star Angela Lansbury Dies
British actress Angela Lansbury, who became a household name for her role as detective-writer Jessica Fletcher in the US crime drama series Crime, has died, she said, her family said Tuesday. The artist was 96 years old.
“Dame Angela Lansbury’s children are saddened to announce that her mother died peacefully in her sleep at her Los Angeles home…just five days short of her 97th birthday,” reads a statement widely quoted by the US press.
Angela Lansbury won five Tony Awards for her roles in the musicals Mame (1966), Dear World (1969), Gypsy (1975) and Sweeney Todd (1979), and set the record for most Golden Globe nominations, most awards for best actress in a drama series and more Emmy nominations for leading actress in a drama series.
She has also been nominated for three Oscars, having received an honorary award in 2013.
In addition to Crime, she said, a series that catapulted her to stardom when she was almost 60 years old and which was shown on American television between 1984 and 1996 and later exported to dozens of countries, the actress was also known for her roles. in If My Bed Could Fly and for doubling Mrs Potts in Beauty and the Beast.
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