Angela Lansbury is a British-American-Irish actress known for her service to the British and American entertainment industry that over an extensive eight-decade period. The actress who started her career at the age of 18 with the movie Gaslight (1944) immediately earned a nomination for Best Supporting Actress in the 17th Academy Awards. Even at the age of 94, the actress is still active with roles in movies and television.
How Much Did Angela Lansbury Earn In Her Remarkable Career?
The legendary actress, over the career span of eight decades, has appeared in numerous movies and television shows & has amassed more than 100 acting credits to her name.
With her latest appearance on a screen coming in 2018 movie Mary Poppins Returns, the actress’s net worth is estimated to be $70 million as of February 2020.
Academy Award In Movie Debut In 1944 & Contract With Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
The decorated actress, who was nominated by the Academy with an Academy Honorary Award in 2013, had a great start as anyone would wish to have. After her Oscar-nominated performance in the debut movie Gaslight, Lansbury came back with another outstanding performance in the 1945 movie The Picture of Dorian Gray which for which she was nominated again in the same category.
Later in 1946, she starred in the Oscar-winning musical The Harvey Girls setting a landmark in her career as her first American role. Later she had roles in The Hoodlum Saint (1946), Till the Clouds Roll By (1947), If Winter Comes (1947), Tenth Avenue Angel (1948), The Three Musketeers (1948), State of the Union (1948) and The Red Danube (1949). She appeared in those movies while being signed on a contract with the Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.
Struggle & Ladder To Success Post ‘Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer’ Contract
After abandoning the Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer 1952, Lansbury went as a freelancer into the movie industry where she struggled to find any major roles in movies. She had several minor roles in movies such as A Life at Stake, A Lawless Street and The Purple Mask.
She managed to draw critical attention towards her after appearing in movies such as The Dark at the Top of the Stairs in 1960, antagonist role in All Fall Down and in The Manchurian Candidate in 1962.
These couple of years proved to be very important in Lansbury’s career as these three movies helped the actress to make a comeback into the mainstream. She was again nominated for Best Supporting Actress by the Academy of Motion Pictures, Arts and Science.
In television, her most significant role came as Jessica Fletcher in the American crime drama Murder, She Wrote in 264 episodes. The actor reportedly earned $300,000 per episode during the twelve-year run of the show. She also appeared as guest characters in numerous other television projects.
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The experienced actress also devoted her time to theatre and stage performances starting in 1957 in Hotel Paradiso and the latest coming in 2015 in Blithe Spirit.
Her other movies include Anastasia (1997), Mr. Popper’s Penguins (2011), The Company of Wolves (1984) and Nanny McPhee(2005).
Lansbury has also provided voices to many animated movies. Her most notable voice acting came as Mrs. Potts in the animated fairy tale movie Beauty and the Beast in 1991.
She has appeared with many generations of actors such as Michael York in Something for Everyone, Jim Carrey in Mr. Popper’s Penguin and Emily Blunt in Mary Poppins Returns.
House in Ireland and Condo in Central Park
The actress owns a farmhouse in Cork, Ireland where she visits every now and then. The farmhouse of the actress is a two-story divided into two wings with guest room on each wing. The house accommodates a big hall, a spacious living room, and an open corner kitchen. The entire residence is furnished with items all made in Ireland.
Lansbury resides in Central Park in a condo which she purchased in 2006 for an undisclosed amount. The interior of the condo sports a minimalist and simplistic look.
London-Born Angela Married Twice: Family, Children & Relationship
Dame Angela Brigid Lansbury was born in Poplar, East London on 16 October 1925 to Monya Macgill and Edgar Lansbury. Her mother was an established actress and her father was an English timber merchant and former mayor of the Metropolitan Borough of Poplar.
She has an older half-sister Isolde and twin brothers Bruce and Edgar. She graduated high school from South Hampstead High School and later joined Webber Douglas School of Singing and Dramatic Art in Kensington, West London to study acting.
On September 27, 1945, Lansbury married Richard Cromwell, however, divorced after a year on September 11, 1946. After their separation, she came to know that Cromwell was gay, reported through an authorized biography Balancing Act.
In 1946, she met Peter Pullen Shaw; an aspiring actor who had recently broken up Joan Crawford. The two lived together for three more years before tying the knot on August 22, 1949, in the Church of Scotland.
Lansbury had two children with Peter Shaw and remained together until Shaw’s death on January 29, 2003, due to congestive heart failure.