Angela Lansbury, the legendary ‘Murder, She Wrote,’ Actress, Dies at 96

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According to reports, Angela Lansbury, a legendary actress on screen and stage, has died at the age of 96.

The “Murder, She Wrote”According to a family statement, star died in her sleep five days before her birthday on September 97th.

“The children of Dame Angela Lansbury are sad to announce that their mother died peacefully in her sleep at home in Los Angeles at 1:30 AM today, Tuesday, October 11, 2022, just five days shy of her 97th birthday,” her family said in a statement.

“In addition to her three children, Anthony, Deirdre and David, she is survived by three grandchildren, Peter, Katherine and Ian, plus five great grandchildren and her brother, producer Edgar Lansbury,” the statement added. “She was proceeded in death by her husband of 53 years, Peter Shaw. A private family ceremony will be held at a date to be determined.”

Lansbury was born in London and later moved to New York and attended the Feagin School of Dramatic Art.

Lansbury, who was a three-time Oscar nominee and five-time Tony winner, had a career that spanned eight decades and  captivated audiences on England’s West End stages, New York’s Broadway and on both the big and small screens in roles like “Beauty and the Beast,” “Gaslight,” “The Manchurian Candidate.”

She was a star throughout her career but she became a household name when she played the role of Jessica Fletcher, a CBS series sleuth. “Murder, She Wrote,”She held it for twelve years and nine seasons.

It made her one of America’s wealthiest women at the time. Her fortune was estimated to be $100 million. BBC.

In 2014, Queen Elizabeth II made her a Dame.

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