Movies – A form of entertainment that has been here for really long. But, what’s bothering me is the fact that they don’t really make them as they did before. Some things make past-decades movies and shows feel classic and iconic. And, I could say the same for the actors and actresses as well.
The good news is that there are a couple of entertainers from these golden times alive today. Stars like Dame Angela Lansbury, her appearance is as iconic as they get. She has gone through blockbusters like “Murder, She Wrote,” “Beauty and the Beast,” and many other famous movies. She has been the favorite of many generations of audiences.
Angela was born back in 1925, October 16th, to be more precise. She found success in the early days of her career, and she made a debut on the stage at only 18 years of age. Namely, back in 1944, she starred in Gaslight, as Ingrid Bergman. The film won a nomination for Best Picture, and Angela got an Oscar that year for Best Supporting Actress.
The second Oscar, Angela, got as a result of her excellent performance in “National Velvet” and “The Picture of Dorian Gray.”
One of the more recognized films was her 1962 appearance in the thriller “The Manchurian Candidate,” and with this movie, she got the Academy Award Nomination.
But, she found herself on the stage. She was clearly performing better there.
In the sixties, Lansbury decided to turn to musicals, and that’s when she got her first role in the musical named “Mame.” This musical got her the Tony Award for Best Actress in a Musical.
In her reign, she got four more Tony Awards, and these made her one of the more acclaimed ladies of the stage.
Lansbury got one of her most iconic performances in “Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street,” where she played the mad pie-baking Mrs. Lovett. There have been a couple of actresses that have tried to tackle Lansbury off her throne, but none have succeeded as of yet.
Some of you, TV viewers out there might remember her as the classical Jessica Fletcher, the leading role in the TV show “Murder, She Wrote.” She has managed to make this Detective Show one of the most-watched long-running shows in history.
There are still constant reruns of the show all over the world. New generations are always admiring the amazing detective work of Jessica Fletcher.
Lansbury will always be remembered by the younger generations as the iconic voice of Mrs. Potts in the “Beauty and the Beast.” She still sings the title track of “Beauty and the Beast” better than anyone even in her nineties.
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