Angela Lansbury, ‘Murder, She Wrote’ and ‘Beauty and the Beast’ Star, Dies At 96

Angela Lansbury, the legendary actress best known for “Murder She Wrote” and “Beauty and the Beast,” is dead at 96. The accomplished actor passed away peacefully on Tuesday, October 11, her family announced.

“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,” a statement from the family read.

Lansbury was the recipient of five Tony Awards throughout her illustrious stage career. Her most recent award came in 2009 for best featured actress in a play for her role in Noel Coward’s “Blithe Spirit.” She also won for “Gypsy” in 1975, “Dear World” in 1969, and “Mame” in 1966.

On the small screen, Lansbury gained legions of fans as writer and amateur sleuth Jessica Fletcher on “Murder, She Wrote” for 12 seasons. On the big screen, she’s well-known for lending her voice to the character of Mrs. Potts in Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast.”

With a career that spanned nearly eight decades, it’s clear that Angela Lansbury made her mark on Hollywood and will be dearly missed.

Jennifer has been the managing editor of Bolde since its launch in 2014. Before that, she was the founding editor of HelloGiggles and also worked as an entertainment writer for Bustle and Digital Spy. Her work has been published in Bon Appetit, Decider, Vanity Fair, The New York TImes, and many more.
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