Happy Birthday Angela Lansbury!


Today Angela Lansbury celebrates her 91st birthday. In her 75 year career, she has won an Oscar,  5 Tony awards, 6 Golden Globes and the Olivier.

Is she slowing down? It doesn’t look that way: last month she appeared at Lincoln Center for the 25th anniversary of Beauty and the Beast. Accompanied by composer Alan Menken, she performed the title song.

She arrived in Hollywood in the early 40’s and at age 17 earned her first Academy Award nomination for GASLIGHT. Here are a few of her early publicity photos.


MANCHURIAN CANDIDATE was a film career highlight in 1962, and led to another Academy Award nomination.


Great success continued on stage as well, beginning with MAME in 1966, for which she won her first Tony.


Oh, and there is this: she is a Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire.

Dame Angela, we salute you on your birthday ! angela-lansbury-456462