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--DEAD OR ALIVE?--
See if you know if the following celebrities have had a visit from the "Grim Reaper":
Eugene "Gordon" Lee
: Played "Porky" in the "Our Gang"/"Little Rascals" comedies
: Child star who was one of the "Little Rascals" in the 1930s and appeared in many other films ("The Champ","The Bowery"), he played Perry White in the "Superman" movies of the '70s and '80s
: French film director, "Les Amants", "Pretty Baby", "Atlantic City"
Answer at the bottom
Learn More About Angela Lansbury on Celebrity Nooz
October 16, 1925, Poplar, London, United Kingdom
Angela Brigid Lansbury
CLAIM TO FAME:
She is best known to modern audiences as writer and sleuth Jessica Fletcher on the American television series Murder, She Wrote (1984â??1996).
Lansbury was married to American actor Richard Cromwell in 1945 when he was 35 and she was 19. The marriage ended after a year when she learned of Cromwell's bisexuality. She was married to British-born actor and businessman Peter Shaw from 1949 until his death in 2003. They had two children, Anthony Peter Shaw born 1952 and Deidre Angela Shaw born 1953.
Lansbury was born in London to an upper-class British family, and came to America with her mother and twin brothers when she was 14. Her first professional role was on stage as a cabaret dancer at 16, and soon after came her Broadway debut in 1957's Hotel Paradiso. Her first starring role was in the 1960 play A Taste of Honey with Joan Plowright and Billy Dee Williams.
Her Broadway fame continued as she played the original
Mame, starred in New York productions of The King and I with Yul Brynner, as Gypsy Rose Lee's mother Mama Rose in Gypsy, and as the baker of human meat pies in Sweeney Todd.
She really became known to audiences when she played the best-selling mystery writer Jessica Fletcher on the TV series Murder, She Wrote. She portrayed the murder-solving Jessica for over a decade, and when the series was canceled she returned in the role for several made-for-TV movies.
Lansbury's film career included the haunting thriller Gaslight with Charles Boyer and Ingrid Bergman, and a role as Elizabeth Taylor's older sister in the classic National Velvet. She appeared as the music hall singer in Oscar Wilde's 1945 film The Picture of Dorian Gray, in the original Manchurian Candidate alongside Laurence Harvey, as the apprentice witch in Disney's Bedknobs and Broomsticks, and as detective Miss Marple in Agatha Christie's The Mirror Crack'd. She was also the voice of the teapot in Disney's animated Beauty and the Beast, and sang the movie's Oscar-winning theme song.
Became a naturalized US citizen in 1951.
Her daughter and son-in-law, a chef, are restaurateurs in West Los Angeles.
Her son Anthony Shaw, after a brief fling with acting, became producer/director of Murder, She Wrote and currently is a television executive and director.
Her half-sister Isolde was married to Peter Ustinov for some years.
Is related by marriage to actress Ally Sheedy, ex-wife of her nephew David Lansbury.
Was a long-time resident of Brentwood, a neighborhood of Los Angeles, California.
Had knee-replacement surgery on July 14, 2005.
Her brother Edgar was instrumental in bringing Godspell to Broadway.
Her other brother Bruce was a television producer for such shows as The Wild Wild West and Mission: Impossible.
Her paternal grandfather was the Labour Party leader George Lansbury.
Was offered the role of "Nurse Ratchet" in One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975) but turned it down because she didn't think she could handle the role.
Has been nominated 12 times for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series on "Murder, She Wrote" (1984), plus four more before, during and after the series, but didn't win.
Was among the special guests who were invited to the Grand Opening of the first Disney Park in Europe.
Was the recipient of the John F. Kennedy Center Honors in 2000 for her services to the arts.
Was awarded a C.B.E. (Commander of the Order of the British Empire) for her services to drama in 1994.
WHERE IS SHE NOW:
She moved to New York City in 2006 and the next year she returned to Broadway to appear in the production of Deuce. In March 2009, she appeared on Broadway again in the role of Madame Arcati in Blithe Spirit, which played at the Shubert Theatre. She won several awards for this role, including the Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Play. From December 2009 through June 2010, she starred as Madame Armfeldt in the first Broadway revival of A Little Night Music at the Walter Kerr Theatre.
Lansbury co-starred in the film Mr. Popper's Penguins, with Jim Carrey, which was released this summer. She will also appear in an upcoming film, Adaline, alongside Katherine Heigl.
WRITE TO Angela Lansbury:
9601 Wilshire Blvd, 3rd Floor,
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
Video Clips of Angela Lansbury
Murder She Wrote - Theme Song
A Tale as Old as Time - Beauty and the Beast
2012 Adaline (pre-production)...Flemming Jackson
2011 Mr. Popper's Penguins...Mrs. Van Gundy
2008 Heidi 4 Paws...Grandmamma (voice)
2007 Kingdom Hearts II: Final Mix+ (Video Game)...Mrs. Potts (voice: English version)
2005 Kingdom Hearts II (Video Game)...Mrs. Potts (voice: English version)
2005 Nanny McPhee...Aunt Adelaide
2005 Law & Order: Trial by Jury (TV series)...Eleanor Duvall
Day (2005) â?¦ Eleanor Duvall
2005 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (TV series)...Eleanor Duvall
Night (2005) â?¦ Eleanor Duvall
2004 Sing Along Songs: Disney Princess - Once Upon a Dream (video short)
2004 The Blackwater Lightship (TV movie)...Dora
2003 Murder, She Wrote: The Celtic Riddle (TV movie)...Jessica Fletcher
2002 Touched by an Angel (TV series)...Lady Berrington
For All the Tea in China
2001 Murder, She Wrote: The Last Free Man (TV movie)...Jessica Fletcher / Sarah McCullough
2000 Murder, She Wrote: A Story to Die For (TV movie)...Jessica Fletcher
1999 The Unexpected Mrs. Pollifax (TV movie)...Mrs. Emily Pollifax
1997 Anastasia...The Dowager Empress Marie (voice)
1997 Beauty and the Beast: The Enchanted Christmas (video)...Mrs. Potts (voice)
1997 Murder, She Wrote: South by Southwest (TV movie)...Jessica Fletcher
1996 Mrs. Santa Claus (TV movie)...Mrs. Santa Claus
1984-1996 Murder, She Wrote (TV series)...Jessica Fletcher / Emma McGill
1992 Mrs. 'Arris Goes to Paris (TV movie)...Mrs. Ada Harris
1991 Beauty and the Beast...Mrs. Potts (voice)
1990 The Love She Sought (TV movie)...Agatha McGee
1989 Hallmark Hall of Fame (TV series)...Penelope Keeling
The Shell Seekers
1988 Shootdown (TV movie)...Nan Moore
1986 Magnum, P.I. (TV series)...Jessica Fletcher
1986 Rage of Angels: The Story Continues (TV movie)...Marchesa Allabrandi
1984 The Murder of Sherlock Holmes (TV movie)...Jessica Fletcher
1984 The Company of Wolves...Granny
1984 The First Olympics: Athens 1896 (TV mini-series)...Alice Garrett
1984 Lace (TV movie)...Aunt Hortense Boutin
1984 A Talent for Murder (TV movie)...Ann Royce McClain
1983 The Gift of Love: A Christmas Story (TV movie)...Amanda Fenwick
1983 The Pirates of Penzance...Ruth
1982 The Last Unicorn...Mommy Fortuna (voice)
1982 Little Gloria... Happy at Last (TV movie)...Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney
1982 Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (TV movie)...Nellie Lovett
1980 The Mirror Crack'd...Miss Jane Marple
1979 The Lady Vanishes...Miss Froy
1978 Death on the Nile...Mrs. Salome Otterbourne
1975 The Story of the First Christmas Snow (TV short)...Sister Theresa (voice) / Narrator (voice)
1971 Bedknobs and Broomsticks...Miss Price
1970 Something for Everyone...Countess Herthe von Ornstein
1966 Mister Buddwing...Gloria
1965 The Trials of O'Brien (TV series)...Celeste Thurlow
Leave It to Me
1965 The Man from U.N.C.L.E. (TV series)...Elfie van Donck
The Deadly Toys Affair
1965/I Harlow...Mama Jean Bello
1965 The Amorous Adventures of Moll Flanders...Lady Blystone
1965 The Greatest Story Ever Told...Claudia
1964 Dear Heart...Phyllis
1964 The World of Henry Orient...Isabel Boyd
1963 The Eleventh Hour (TV series)...Alvera Dunlear
Something Crazy's Going on in the Back Room
1963 In the Cool of the Day...Sybil Logan
1962 The Manchurian Candidate...Mrs. Eleanor Shaw Iselin
1962 All Fall Down...Annabell Willart
1962 The 4 Horsemen of the Apocalypse...Marguerite Laurier (voice) (uncredited)
1961 Blue Hawaii...Sarah Lee Gates
1960 The Dark at the Top of the Stairs...Mavis Pruitt
1960 Season of Passion...Pearl
1960 A Breath of Scandal...Countess Lina
1958-1959 Playhouse 90 (TV series)...Hazel Wills / Victoria Atkins
The Grey Nurse Said Nothing
Verdict of Three
1958 The Reluctant Debutante...Mabel Claremont
1958 The Long, Hot Summer...Minnie Littlejohn
1956-1957 Climax! (TV series)...Judith Beresford / Justina
The Devil's Brood
Bury Me Later
1957 Undercurrent (TV series)...Deborah
1956 Studio 57 (TV series)...Flossie Norris / Katy
The Brown Leather Case
The Rarest Stamp
1956 Screen Directors Playhouse (TV series)...Vera Wayne
1956 Front Row Center (TV series)...Joyce
Instant of Truth
1955-1956 Celebrity Playhouse (TV series)
Empty Arms (1955)
1956 Please Murder Me...Myra Leeds
1955-1956 The Star and the Story (TV series)...Mrs. Jane Pritchard
The Force of Circumstance
1956 The Court Jester...Princess Gwendolyn
1956 Chevron Hall of Stars (TV series)
Crisis in Kansas (1956)
1955 A Lawless Street...Tally Dickenson
1955 Star Time Playhouse (TV series)...Regular
1955 The Purple Mask...Madame Valentine
1955 Stage 7 (TV series)...Vanessa Peters
Billy and the Bride
1954-1955 Four Star Playhouse (TV series)...Joan Robinson / Mrs. Hallerton - William's Wife
A String of Beads
1955 Fireside Theatre (TV series)...Brenda Jarvis
The Indiscreet Mrs. Jarvis
1955 The Indiscreet Mrs. Jarvis (TV short)...Brenda Jarvis
1954 G.E. True Theater (TV series)...Daphne Rutledge
The Crime of Daphne Rutledge
1950-1954 Lux Video Theatre (TV series)...Elsa / Leslie / Lucy Landor
1954 Your Show of Shows (TV series)
Episode dated 30 January 1954 (1954)
1954 A Life at Stake...Doris Hillman
1953 Schlitz Playhouse (TV series)...Florie
1953 The Ford Television Theatre (TV series)...Lola Walker
The Ming Lama (1953)
1953 The Revlon Mirror Theater (TV series)...Joan Dexter
Dreams Never Lie
1950-1953 Robert Montgomery Presents (TV series)...Christine Manson
Cakes and Ale
1953 Remains to Be Seen...Valeska Chauvel
1951 Kind Lady...Mrs. Edwards
1949 Samson and Delilah...Semadar
1949 The Red Danube...Audrey Quail
1948 The Three Musketeers...Queen Anne
1948 State of the Union...Kay Thorndyke
1948 Tenth Avenue Angel...Susan Bratten
1947 If Winter Comes...Mabel Sabre
1947 The Private Affairs of Bel Ami...Clotilde de Marelle
1946 Till the Clouds Roll By...London Specialty
1946 The Hoodlum Saint...Dusty Millard
1946 The Harvey Girls...Em
1945 The Picture of Dorian Gray...Sibyl Vane
1944 National Velvet...Edwina Brown
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--Answers to DEAD OR ALIVE--
Eugene "Gordon" Lee
Born: 10/25/1933 Died: 10/16/2005
Born: 09/15/1922 Died: 05/03/2011
Born: 10/30/1932 Died: 11/23/1995
WHO PASSED ON THIS WEEK...
Khalid Abdel Nasser, 62, Egyptian University professor,
eldest son of President Gamal Abdel Nasser.
Harishchandra Birajdar, 61, Indian Olympic wrestler (1972).
Choi Dong-Won, 53, South Korean baseball player (Lotte Giants, Samsung Lions), colon cancer.
Julia Constenla, 83, Argentine journalist and writer.
Desmond FitzGerald, 29th Knight of Glin, 74, Irish nobleman.
David Francey, 87, Scottish broadcaster.
Jorge Lavat, 78, Mexican actor.
Malcolm Wallop, 78, American politician, United States Senator from Wyoming (1977â??1995).
Walter Bonatti, 81, Italian mountain climber.
John Calley, 81, American movie studio executive.
Sam DeLuca, 75, American football player and broadcaster (New York Jets), pancreatic cancer.
Paul Gallant, 67, Canadian entrepreneur, inventor of Puzz-3D, cancer.
Jack E. Garner, 84, American actor (The Rockford Files, My Fellow Americans), brother of James Garner.
Richard Hamilton, 89, British artist.
David Jull, 66, Australian politician, Member of the House of Representatives (1975â??1983, 1984â??2007).
DJ Mehdi, 34, French musician.
Harlan Erwin Mitchell, 87, American politician, U.S. Representative from Georgia (1958â??1961).
Carl Oglesby, 76, American activist, lung cancer.
Gautam Rajadhyaksha, 62, Indian photographer.
Bill Cash, 92, American Negro league baseball player.
Frits Castricum, 64, Dutch politician, Member of the House of Representatives (1977â??1994) and the Senate (1999â??2003).
Alexander Galimov, 26, Russian ice hockey player, injuries sustained in the Sept. 7 Lokomotiv Yaroslavl plane crash.
Wade Mainer, 104, American bluegrass musician, heart failure.
Don Wayne, 78, American songwriter ("Country Bumpkin", "Saginaw, Michigan").
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