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
It's better not to try to learn all the lines by rote. It's a very bad idea, in fact. You have to do it by using the process, and as I say, the process is to learn during rehearsals, and that's how you'll do it.More Angela Lansbury quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I just stopped playing bitches on wheels and peoples' mothers. I have only a few more years to kick up my heels!More Angela Lansbury quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
My daughter used to sit and watch Murder, She Wrote. I tried to watch with her, but I fell asleep.More Angela Lansbury quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Everything I did actually helped to build the revenue, shall we say, of experience, which enabled me to play a variety of roles as I got older.More Angela Lansbury quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I really wanted to go back to the theater, the live theater. That was the thing I had never had a chance to do, even though I had trained to be a stage actress.More Angela Lansbury quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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