The loss of life of the Oscar-winning actress was introduced by her household

Angela Lansbury, the actress finest identified for portraying Jessica Fletcher on ‘Homicide, She Wrote’, died in Los Angeles on Tuesday simply 5 days earlier than her 97th birthday. She leaves behind three youngsters, three grandchildren, 5 nice grandchildren and a seven-decade legacy as one among tv’s most beloved faces.

“The youngsters of Dame Angela Lansbury are unhappy to announce that their mom died peacefully in her sleep at residence in Los Angeles at 1:30 AM as we speak,” learn a press release from the Lansbury household, revealed by Broadway World.

Lansbury’s second husband, British actor and producer Peter Shaw, died in 2003. The pair had been married for 53 years.

Lansbury’s profession spanned three quarters of a century. After making her Broadway debut in 1957, Lansbury would win 5 Tony Awards and appeared on stage till 2014, when she received the Olivier Award for enjoying Madame Arcati in a manufacturing of Noel Coward’s ‘Blithe Spirit’ in London.

She made her function movie debut in 1944’s ‘Gaslight’, a efficiency that noticed her nominated for an Academy Award. Whereas she acquired an honorary Oscar in 2013, it was her efficiency as Jessica Fletcher on the small display screen that the majority endeared Lansbury to followers. 

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Over 12 seasons, ‘Homicide, She Wrote’ grew to become a staple of CBS’ Sunday evening schedule, and one of the profitable exhibits in tv historical past. All through the present’s 1984-1996 run, Lansbury was nominated for an Emmy Award every year and received 4 Golden Globes.

When she lastly acquired her honorary Oscar in 2013, Lansbury remarked that it was ‘Homicide, She Wrote’ that “has given me extra worldwide consideration than any function I ever performed in films or on the stage. It’s an exquisite factor to be identified in Spain, Portugal, in Paris, in France and Germany and in all places.”

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