Angela Lansbury, who was a versatile actor who worked in various roles such as a singing teapot and a small-town sleuth, died on Tuesday at the age of 96.
She was known for her portrayals of such roles as the murderous Baker and a Soviet spy. Her family released a statement saying that she died at around 1 am at her home in Los Angeles.
She was born in London and had a long and successful career in stage and television. She gained fame after she took on the role of Jessica Fletcher in the CBS show Murder, She Wrote. The role was one that most Americans will remember.
She became very popular during the time of black-and-white film.
Some people might not remember what a noteworthy movie career she had during this period, as well as the three Oscar nominations she received.
In 1944’s Gaslight, she played the role of a maid who was being manipulated by the main character played by actress Ingrid Bergman.
She was survived by her three children, David, Anthony, and Deirdre. Her three grandchildren, Ian, Katherine, and Peter, as well as her brother, Edgar Lansbury, were also her family.