Angela Lansbury, performer of Jessica Fletcher in Arabesque, died at 96

Author: Clark Tos
2022-10-12 12:25:02

His relatives announced his disappearance to the American media. The actress would have celebrated her 97th birthday on October 16.

Arabesque. Credit: CBS

British actress Angela Lansbury died on Tuesday, October 11, her family announced. She ' died peacefully in her sleep at her home in Los Angeles […], just five days before her 97th birthday “, said his relatives, in a press release.

Angela Lansbury became a naturalized American in 1951 after her family fled England for the United States during World War II. It is in the country of Uncle Sam that the Briton will take acting lessons before obtaining a first role in the cinema in 1944 in the film haunting .

From that time on, his career took off. Angela Lansbury will make a name for herself by illustrating herself in many musical comedies and playing in no less than sixty films. She has also won three Tony Awards (the equivalent of the American Molières) for her roles on the boards.

But in 1984, his career took a new turn.

Arabesque, the series that propelled it to the general public

Arabesque. Credit: CBS

For twelve years, Angela Lansbury lent her features to the detective-novelist Jessica Fletcher in the series Arabesque . The series makes it known to a wider audience and works all over the world. Angela Lansbury interpreted this character in 264 episodes until 1996, date of stop of Arabesque .

The actress has also dubbed several cartoons Disney as The beauty and the Beast before making a more gradual return to television in the 2000s.

Her role as a novelist capable of solving investigations in her spare time in Arabesque earned him four Golden Globes (out of six nominations). In 2014, Angela Lansbury received an honorary Oscar for lifetime achievement.

« A private ceremony for the family will be held on a date to be determined. “said his family. Angela Lansbury leaves behind her three children, three grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Source : 20 Minutes