Angela Lansbury

Angela Lansbury

actress
Angela Brigid Lansbury was born on October 16, 1925 in London (United Kingdom, EU).She was the first child of Edgar Lansbury and Moyna MacGill (Charlotte Lillian McIldowie), married in 1924.Edgar Lansbury died in 1934: he was 48 and his 9-year-old daughter Angela stood at the bedside, holding her mother's hand.Her first movie was Gaslight, directed by George Cukor with Ingrid Bergman, Charles Boyer and Joseph Cotten, filmed in 1944 (an MGM production). This was the first movie of a great career! (See the Movies section). With this movie she got her first Oscar nomination (See the Awards section).Angela's first husband was Richard Cromwell (Roy Radabaugh), married on September 27, 1945 in Independence (California). It wasn't a "happy marriage": Angela realized her approach to marriage had been immature; then in August 1946, after 11 months, she obtained the divorce from Roy in Los Angeles.And in 1946 she got her second Oscar nomination (See the Awards section) for her role in The Picture of Dorian Gray.Only 5 months after her divorce, Angela knew her actual husband (Peter Shaw), thanks to Hurd Hatfield, an actor who invited her to a weekend party at a friend's house in the Ojai Valley. She didn't know how getting there and Hurd "sent" Peter taking her. Angela married Peter Shaw (Peter Pullen) on August 12, 1949 in London (UK), St. Columbia's Church, after they won approval from the Church of Scotland (both Angela and Peter was divorced). Peter Pullen was born on June 24, 1918 in London (UK).Their first son, Anthony Peter Shaw, was born on January 7, 1952 in their home in Encino (San Fernando Valley).One year later, on April 26, 1953, at Hollywood Presbyterian Hospital, they had a daughter, Deirdre Angela Shaw.In the 1950s, Peter won custody of his son, David, and then he and Angela agreed that the time had come to bring over the ten-year-old boy. David was born in 1944, while Peter was still married with Mercia Squires, a model he knew in London.Source: angelalansbury.net
I made about 56 movies, I think. Not that many.More Angela Lansbury quotes [07/30/2011 10:07:02]
It's an incredible experience. I am so proud and so honored.More Angela Lansbury quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Mystery is something that appeals to most everybody.More Angela Lansbury quotes [07/30/2011 10:07:52]
I can't say that I pursued a career. I really didn't, it just sort of happened.More Angela Lansbury quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I was put under contract. A major studio. I got nominated for an Academy Award. Isn't that ridiculous? I mean, at the age of 18!More Angela Lansbury quotes [07/30/2011 10:07:32]

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