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Happy 92nd birthday to Angela Lansbury!


We are so amazed at the longevity at Cher, 71 and Barbra Streisand, 75.

Well, they are just kids compared to amazing Angela Lansbury.

Miss Lansbury, the winner of a record-tying five Tony Awards, has had an A-list career that has spanned seven decades. She turns 92 today and is still going strong.

She was signed on at MGM way back in 1942 and soon after earned Oscar nominations for Gaslight (1944) and The Picture of Dorian Gray (1945). Her third Oscar nod came for 1962′s The Manchurian Candidate. IN 2014, she received an Honorary Oscar for her career in films which also includes National Velvet, The Harvey Girls, State of the Union, Bedknobs and Broomsticks, Death on the Nile and The Mirror Crack’d.

She would later go on to star for 12 seasons as Jessica Fletcher on CBS’s Murder She Wrote and be nominated for a total of 18 Emmy Awards for that and other television work. Where is her Lifetime Achievement Emmy television academy? It’s certainly deserved.

While Lansbury never won a competitive Oscar or the Emmy, she was showered with Tonys winning for her Broadway roles in Gypsy, Mame, Dear World, Sweeney Todd and Blythe Spirit. She was also nominated in recent years for the play Deuce and the musical A Little Night Music.

In 2012, Miss Lansbury starred in the Broadway revival of the Gore Vidal play The Best Man and was nominated for a Drama Desk Award. In 2014, she starred with James Earl Jones in an Australian tour of Driving Miss Daisy and more recently appeared in a national tour of Blithe Spirit.

She is one for the ages.

Below is a wonderful interview she did a few years ago with CNN’s Christiane Amanpour, four of her five Tony wins, the American Theatre Wing Gala honoring Lansbury, and the Kennedy Center Honors.

Enjoy.


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  1. If you are speaking about the interview in which Christiane Amanpour takes delight in highlighting the death of Ms Lansbury’s husband (and shows little-to-no knowledge of the star’s extensive career), I am puzzled by your suggestion that it is so worthy of being watched. It isn’t. Amanpour used to be a journalist with a stellar reputation, but her People Magazine-style approach to Ms Lansbury’s life and clear clearly shows she has fallen from that pedestal.

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