Angela Lansbury Net Worth 2021: Wiki Biography, Married, Family, Measurements, Height, Salary, Relationships

Angela Lansbury net worth is
$70 Million

Angela Lansbury Wiki Biography

Dame Angela Brigid Lansbury was born on 16 October 1925, in Regents Park, London England, to an Irish mother and English father. As Angela Lansbury, she is a well known singer and actress, who has gained acclaim internationally through her performances on television, and in films and the theatre over almost 70 years in the entertainment industry. During her career as an actress and singer, Angela has won several Golden Globe Awards, Tony Awards and an Academy Award. Now Lansbury is performing more in the theatre, and participates in various other events.

How rich is Angela Lansbury? Recently it has been estimated that Angela’s net worth is over $65 million, however, as she is still performing in theatre, there is a high chance that Angela Lansbury’s net worth will become higher.

Angela Lansbury Net Worth $65 Million

Angela’s mother was an actress so acting was not something new to her. Lansbury started to study acting at Webber Douglas School of Singing and Dramatic Art, after being educated at South Hampstead High School and having decided against a career in music. During this period she appeared in several schools’ productions. Then she was able to be a part of performances of “Lady Windemere’s Fan” and “The Way of the World”. From that time Angela gained more experience and acclaim, dividing her time and work between both sides of the Atlantic, although largely domiciled in the USA. One of Angela’s first roles in movies was “Gaslight”, directed by George Cukor, and also “The Picture of Dorian Gray”, directed by Albert Lewin. These roles added a lot to Angela Lansbury’s net worth. Other outstanding movies that Angela appeared in include “The Private Affairs of Bel Ami”, “The Three Musketeers”, “The Long, Hot Summer”, “The Reluctant Debutante”, “The Manchurian Candidate”, “The Greatest Story Ever Told” and many others. Her latest movies include “Nanny McPhee”, “Mr. Popper’s Penguins” and “Heidi 4 Paws”. All these appearance had a huge impact on Lansbury’s net worth. However, Angela has appeared in over 70 films alone, which gives some indication of her real worth.

As mentioned before, Angela has not only appeared in movies, but at various times during her career she also performs in plays, including on Broadway. Some of them have been “Mame”, “Gypsy”, “Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street” and many more. All these musicals and others gained her a lot of success and not only added to Angela Lansbury’s net worth but also made her more famous and acclaimed among other people in the industry.

In addition to this, Angela also appeared in many television shows, among them  “The Star and The Story”, “Genera”; “Electric True Theater”, “Murder, She Wrote”, “Touched by an Angel”, “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit”, “Law & Order Trial by Jury”, and many others. These of course also made Angela’s net worth grow. Altogether, Angela has been involved in over 40 TV series, films and shows, a further indication of her popularity with audiences, but also her acting  ability and standing with directors especially.

In her personal life, Angela Lansbury married actor Richard Cromwell n 1945, when she was 19 and he 16 years older, but they divorced the following year. Her second marriage was in 1949 to another actor, Peter Shaw, a union which lasted until his death in 2003, and which produced a son and a daughter. Angela is known to support a number of charities, including Abused Wives in Crisis, and organisations conducting research into a cure for HIV/AIDS.

Angela Lansbury is one of the most successful and popular actresses in the industry. During her career, she has been able to eventually achieve a lot. and win many awards. What is more, even though Angela is approaching 90 years of age, she still performs in theatre, showing that she still has the ability and talent to act and sing. It is clear that Angela loves what she does and will probably continue doing it as long as she will be able to. There is also a high possibility that Angela Lansbury’s net worth will also become higher in the future.



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Full Name Angela Lansbury
Net Worth $70 Million
Date Of Birth 16 October 1925
Place Of Birth Regent’s Park, London, United Kingdom
Height 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
Profession Actor, Singer, Television producer, Writer, Author, Voice Actor
Education South Hampstead High School, Webber Douglas Academy of Dramatic Art, Ritman School of Dancing
Nationality British
Spouse Peter Shaw (m. 1949–2003), Richard Cromwell (m. 1945–1946)
Children Anthony Shaw, Deidre Angela Shaw
Parents Moyna Macgill, Edgar Lansbury
Siblings Bruce Lansbury, Edgar Lansbury, Isolde Denham
Nicknames Angela Brigid Lansbury , Lansbury , Angela Brigid Lansbury, CBE , Dame Angela Brigid Lansbury
IMDB http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0001450
Awards Academy Honorary Award, Kennedy Center Honors, Tony Award for Best Lead Actress in a Musical, Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress – Motion Picture, Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Play, Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actress In A Television Series – Drama, Scree…
Nominations Academy Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role, Tony Award for Best Lead Actress in a Play, Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy, Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Musical, Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series, Prime…
Movies Beauty and the Beast, The Manchurian Candidate, Gaslight, Bedknobs and Broomsticks, National Velvet, The Harvey Girls, The Picture of Dorian Gray, Nanny McPhee, The Mirror Crack’d, The Court Jester, Mr. Popper’s Penguins, Blue Hawaii, Anastasia, The Company of Wolves, Death on the Nile, Mrs. Santa C…
TV Shows Murder, She Wrote, Great Performances, Four Star Playhouse, American Masters, General Electric Theater, Intimate Portrait, Screen Directors Playhouse, Ford Theatre, The Eleventh Hour, Fireside Theatre, The Star and the Story, Omnibus, Backstory, The First Olympics: Athens 1896, Celebrity Playhouse, …
# Trademark
1 Deep sultry voice.
2 Sparkling blue eyes
3 Strawberry blonde hair
Title Salary
Fantasia 2000 (1999) £3,000
Murder, She Wrote (1984) $300,000 per episode
Gaslight (1944) $500 /week
# Quote
1 [speaking in 2015 about reprising her Murder, She Wrote (1984) character Jessica Fletcher] I think it would be a downer. In some way, we’d have to show her as a much older woman, and I think it’s better to maintain that picture we have in our mind’s eye of her as a vigorous person. I’m still pretty vigorous, especially in the garden … but if I wanted to transform myself back into the woman I looked like then, it would be ridiculous. And I can’t do that.
2 [on Bette Davis] She is an original. There has never been anyone, before or since, who could touch her.
3 Children in our business suffer from exposure. Mine did because I was Broadway star. And my children’s generation was the first to be confused by reality, The Sixties was a bad time to find yourself.
4 [on being awarded British Damehood] I’m joining a marvelous group of women I greatly admire like Judi Dench and Maggie Smith. It’s a lovely thing to be given that nod of approval by your own country and I really cherish it.
5 [on the Murder, She Wrote (1984) remake] I think it’s a mistake to call it Murder, She Wrote (1984), because Murder, She Wrote (1984) will always be about a Cabot Cove and this wonderful little group of people who told those lovely stories and enjoyed a piece of that place, and also enjoyed Jessica Fletcher, who is a rare and very individual kind of person. So I’m sorry that they have to use the title Murder, She Wrote (1984), even though they have access to it and it’s their right.
6 [on what make her going at the age of 87] I rest, I take a nap, I don’t eat stupidly, I take care of the bod and that’s very, very important when you get to a certain age. I’m the bionic woman; I’ve got knees, hips, everything is new and that has made a tremendous difference to me; replacements are high on my list of goodies.
7 [on the desire to perform until the very end] My son said to me “Mom, honestly, the best thing for you would be to keep working and just go out on stage.” and I think that’s a good thing to aim for.
8 [2013] I absolutely do not have a retirement age… I’m only 87 – which today is nothing. It’s just like 60 a few years back. I believe age should not stop you from keeping on.
9 Work in the theatre just keeps revitalizing me, it keeps giving me the excitement and the fun of something new coming up and that’s a great gift.
10 [Advice to aspiring actors] I really can’t honestly give any tips beyond hang on to your dream. Hang on to what you want, what you feel you want to achieve and go for it. We are all the victims of our own talent and our own shortcomings sometimes, and we have to be aware of those things because they will trip us up and stop us from achieving what our aims are.
11 [on handling the early success and Oscar nominations while still being in her teens] I was a very serious teenager at that time and I considered the work to be the most important thing and I concentrated on that. I was a bit goody goody. I didn’t fool around at all, which is a bit of a shame, I think. I’ve missed on a lot of fun, but I’ve made up for it later [laughs].
12 It has been erroneously reported that I am a Republican! I am not a Republican. It’s all over the Internet and It’s bizarre. I’m a huge Obama fan. I’ve already voted for him by absentee ballot. I am Democrat from the ground up.
13 Providing I can put one foot in front of the other, I will continue to act.
14 I’m never left behind. I’m the bionic woman.
15 [on working with the choir, the first time] I felt extremely nervous. I felt I was working with a group of people who are so wonderfully integrated among themselves to produce wonderful sound, music, singing

  • their voices are so pure, so clear. I’ve listened so much to them in

the past to be singing down with them, I was very nervous.

16 I just stopped playing bitches on wheels and peoples’ mothers. I have only a few more years to kick up my heels!
17 I’ve had an incredible relationship with my husband, with my family. I know they’ve had problems of their own, but we have never wavered in our closeness as a family. I’ve had a hell of a life.
18 Actors are not made, they are born.
# Fact
1 As of 2016 she is the 2nd earliest surviving recipient of a Best Supporting Actress Oscar nomination, behind only Olivia de Havilland. She was nominated in 1944 for Gaslight (1944).
2 After a forty year absence triumphantly returned to London’s West End stage in her Tony winning role as Madam Arcati in Sir Noel Coward’s ‘Blithe Spirit’. She won her only Laurence Olivier award for best supporting actress in 2015.
3 She created the role of Mame Dennis in Jerry Herman‘s Mame. When Jack L. Warner decided to make the movie _Mame_ he refused to cast Lansbury (despite intense pressure from Herman to do so) because she wasn’t then a big enough star. He cast Lucille Ball instead. The film was a flop and Lansbury never forgave Warner.
4 After being created a CBE, she was promoted to Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire for services to drama and to charitable work and philanthropy under her married name Angela Brigid, Mrs Lansbury Shaw, CBE.
5 She is known to be a very private person.
6 Gave birth to her 1st child at age 26, a son Anthony Pullen Shaw on January 7, 1952. Child’s father was her 2nd husband, Peter Shaw.
7 Gave birth to her 2nd child at age 27, a daughter Deirdre Angela Shaw on April 26, 1953. Child’s father was her 2nd husband, Peter Shaw.
8 She was awarded the DBE (Dame Commander of Order of the British Empire) in the 2014 Queen’s New Year Honours List for services to drama and for charitable and philanthropic services.
9 In November 2013, it was announced that NBC would reboot Murder, She Wrote (1984) with Octavia Spencer in the role of Jessica Fletcher. Lansbury was unhappy about the idea, but was relieved when, in January 2014, the network decided not to go forward with the project.
10 She was awarded 2 Stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for Motion Pictures at 6623 Hollywood Boulevard; and for Television at 6259 Holywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California.
11 Is a staunch Democrat and a solid supporter of Barack Obama.
12 In the late 1940s, MGM planned to cast her as the female lead in a film entitled “Angel’s Flight” with Clark Gable but the project never came to reality for Gable disliked the storyline, so the studio liquidated the entire project.
13 Is the only actress to appear in all 264 episodes of Murder, She Wrote (1984).
14 Alongside Norman Lloyd, William Daniels, Dick Van Dyke, Ernest Borgnine, Mickey Rooney, Betty White, Charlotte Rae, Adam West, Marla Gibbs, William Shatner, Larry Hagman, Florence Henderson, Shirley Jones and Alan Alda, Lansbury is one of the few actors in Hollywood who lived into their 80s and/or 90s without ever either retiring from acting or having stopped getting work.
15 Friends with: Shirley Jones, Bea Arthur, Jane Powell, Debbie Reynolds, Doris Roberts, Charlotte Rae, Florence Henderson, Karen Grassle, Carroll O’Connor, Martin Milner, Yvonne De Carlo, Harry Morgan, Karl Malden, Norman Lloyd, Dick Van Dyke ,Mary Tyler Moore, James Garner, Laraine Day, Lauren Bacall, William Windom, June Allyson, Ernest Borgnine, Tom Bosley, Steve Forrest, Jerry Orbach, Bob Hope, Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Van Johnson, Delbert Mann, Peter Lawford, Elizabeth Taylor, John Astin, John Frankenheimer, Linda Christian, Hurd Hatfield, James Earl Jones, Jerry Stiller, Anne Meara, Robert Conrad, Larry Manetti, Peter Falk, Anne Jeffreys, Marsha Hunt, Julie Adams, Piper Laurie, Tyrone Power, Anne Francis, Mickey Rooney, Jo Anne Worley, Tony Bennett, Julie Andrews, Julie Harris, Janet Leigh, Jean Simmons, Jerry Herman, Stephen Sondheim, Bernadette Peters, Carol Channing, Bette Davis, Geraldine Page, Katharine Hepburn, Roddy McDowall, Carol Burnett, Zachary Scott, Ingrid Bergman, Maggie Smith, Gertrude Lawrence, Lee Remick, Warren Beatty, Annette Bening, Neil Patrick Harris, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Barbara Walters, Tyne Daly, Len Cariou, George Hearn, Jack Klugman, Rod Taylor, Laurence Olivier, Joan Plowright, Ida Lupino, Geoffrey Rush, Emma Thompson, Paul Newman, Raymond Burr , Dean Jones, Carroll Baker, Kevin McCarthy, Ann Blyth, Ron Masak, Bradford Dillman, Herb Edelman, Theodore Bikel, Claude Akins, Chad Everett, Peggy Ashcroft, Fionnula Flanagan, Victor Garber, Marian Seldes, Gloria Stuart, Harry Guardino, Robert Wagner, Ruth Roman, Patricia Neal, Stuart Whitman, Jessica Walter, Diane Baker, Bryan Cranston, Mike Connors, Roy Dotrice,
16 The Oscar-winning song “Beauty and the Beast” almost wasn’t sung by Angela Lansbury. Because it was a slow, romantic ballad, something she wasn’t used to singing, Angela suggested that another character should sing it. The filmmakers asked her to try it just once, and Angela nailed the song in that one take. It is that take that you hear in the film.
17 She created the role of Mame Dennis in Jerry Herman‘s “Mame”. When Jack L. Warner decided to make the movie, he refused to cast Angela Lansbury (despite intense pressure from Jerry Herman to do so) because she wasn’t a big enough star. He cast Lucille Ball, instead. The film was a flop and, to this day, Angela Lansbury has never forgiven Warner.
18 Is a member of St. David’s Anglican Church in North Hollywood, California.
19 Angela Lansbury recreated the role of Mrs. Pollifax in the 1999 television movie who was originally in the movie was played by Rosalind Russell. She also recreated Miss Russell’s title role in Auntie Mame (1958) in the original Broadway cast of the musical “Mame”.
20 Best known by the public for her starring role as Jessica Fletcher on Murder, She Wrote (1984).
21 Has played Elvis Presley‘s mother in Blue Hawaii (1961), despite only being 10 years older than him.
22 As for February 2010, she holds the record for youngest actress to get two Oscar nominations (by the age of 20). Was tied with Meryl Streep, Jack Nicholson and Alan Alda for the most Golden Globe Award wins: six, until Streep’s seventh win on January 17, 2010.
23 She was awarded the 2009 Tony Award for Actress in a Featured Role in a Play for her performance in “Blithe Spirit” on Broadway in New York City.
24 With her 2009 Tony Award for Actress in a Featured Role in a Play on June 7, 2009, she and Julie Harris are the only two actresses to win five Tony Awards. In 2012, Audra McDonald became the third actress to win five Tony Awards. Additionally, Lansbury once was the only actress and the third performer ever to be nominated for all four performance awards at the Tony Awards. She won Best Actress in a Musical for “Mame” (1966), “Dear World” (1969), “Gypsy” (1975) and “Sweeney Todd” (1979). She was nominated for Best Actress in a Play for Deuce in 2007. She won Best Featured Actress in a Play for “Blithe Spirit” in 2009. She was nominated for Featured Actress in a Musical for “A Little Night Music” in 2010. In 2014, McDonald won her sixth Tony and is the single record holder since. Additionally, McDonald is also the only performer ever to win Tonys in all four possible acting categories: Best Leading Performance in both a play and a musical and Best Supporting Performance in both a play and a musical.
25 She was considered for the role of Miss Caswell in All About Eve (1950), but Marilyn Monroe was cast in the role instead.
26 She was nominated for the 2007 Tony Award (New York City) for Actress in a Drama for “Deuce”.
27 Grandmother, via son Anthony Pullen Shaw, of Ian Lansbury.
28 Cousin to Coral Lansbury, (died 4/4/1991), Rutgers University Camden Campus Dean of the Graduate School of English and mother to Australian Liberal Party leader, Malcolm Turnbull.
29 2nd cousin, via cousin Coral Lansbury, to Australian Prime Minister (since September 2015), Malcolm Turnbull.
30 Ex-stepmother-in-law of Catherine Bach.
31 Her performance as Mrs. John Iselin in The Manchurian Candidate (1962) is ranked #21 in AFI’s 100 Years…100 Heroes and Villains for villains.
32 Before becoming a professional performer she went by her middle name Brigid. MGM wanted her to take the name Angela Marlowe but she refused.
33 Her singing voice was dubbed in the romantic musical The Harvey Girls (1946).
34 Though she’s not hailed for her singing voice often, she has won 4 Tony Awards for Best Actress in a Musical, and is best known for being in musicals.
35 She was one of the speakers at Jerry Orbach‘s memorial service.
36 Her performance as Mrs. John Iselin in The Manchurian Candidate (1962) is ranked #91 on Premiere Magazine’s 100 Greatest Movie Characters of All Time.
37 1997: She was awarded the American National Medal of the Arts by the National Endowment of the Arts in Washington, D.C.
38 2006: To date, she has hosted (or co-hosted) more Tony Awards telecasts than any other individual: (1968, 1971, 1987, 1988 and 1989).
39 She has been the co-recipient of 3 Grammy Awards for the Broadway stage shows, “Mame” (1966) and “Sweeney Todd” (1979) in which she played the female lead.
40 While filming Death on the Nile (1978), aboard ship, no one was allowed his or her own dressing room, so she shared a dressing room with Bette Davis and Maggie Smith.
41 July 14, 2005: She had knee replacement surgery.
42 1985: She accepted the Oscar for “Best Actress in a Supporting Role” on behalf of Peggy Ashcroft, who wasn’t present at the awards ceremony.
43 2005: To date, she is the only actress with more than two nominations in Tony Award competition to go undefeated, having won all four for which she was nominated. Her Tony wins, all in the Best Actress (Musical) category, are: in 1966, “Mame”; in 1969, “Dear World”; the musical version of “The Madwoman of Chaillot”; in 1975, a revival of “Gypsy”; and, in 1979, “Sweeney Todd”, a performance she recreated in the television production of the same title, Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (1982).
44 She was offered the role of Nurse Ratchet in One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest (1975) but turned it down because she didn’t think she could handle the role.
45 She had performed with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir in their annual public Christmas concerts at Temple Square in Salt Lake City, Utah.
46 Her twin brothers are both film producers.
47 1951: Became a United States citizen.
48 11/25/75: Her mother, Moyna MacGill, died.
49 On the last episode of Murder, She Wrote (1984), she didn’t work on the final day of production as there was too much emotion going on.
50 She was one of the last guest stars on the situation comedy Newhart (1982).
51 She has been nominated 12 times for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series on Murder, She Wrote (1984), plus four more before, during and after the series, but didn’t win.
52 She trained at the Webber Douglas Academy of Dramatic Arts in London, England whose alumni include Terence Stamp, Elizabeth Knowelden, Hugh Bonneville, Rupert Friend, Antony Sher, Matthew Goode, Sue Johnston, Minnie Driver and Julian Fellowes.
53 She was among the special guests who were invited to the Grand Opening of the first Disney Park in Europe (Disneyland Resort Paris, formerly known as EuroDisney Resort), where she impressed her hand prints.
54 July 21, 2000: She withdrew from a Broadway musical, “The Visit”, due to her husband’s impending heart surgery.
55 She was longtime friends with the late Bob Hope and gave a speech at his memorial service on August 27, 2003. She and Hope appeared on Bob Hope: The First 90 Years (1993), and she sang with him.
56 She was reunited with her The Court Jester (1955) co-star, Glynis Johns, in the Murder, She Wrote (1984) episode, Murder, She Wrote: Sing a Song of Murder (1985), 29 years after that film.
57 She was reunited with her Death on the Nile (1978) co-star, Olivia Hussey, in the Murder, She Wrote (1984) episode, Murder, She Wrote: Sing a Song of Murder (1985), seven years after that film. Olivia played Rosalie Otterbourne in the movie and she was the daughter of Salome Otterbourne, played by Lansbury.
58 She and Mildred Natwick were both in The Court Jester (1955) and were reunited in the Murder, She Wrote (1984) episode, Murder, She Wrote: Murder in the Electric Cathedral (1986), 30 years later.
59 Cousin of Oliver Postgate, the producer and voice behind the classic BBC Television series The Clangers (1969) and such series such as Ivor the Engine (1975).
60 She has one half-sister, Isolde, from her mother’s first marriage to Reginald Denham. Isolde was married to Peter Ustinov, with whom she had one daughter, Tamara Ustinov, Lansbury’s niece.
61 As for 2012, Ms. Lansbury holds the record for the most Emmy nominations without a single win among performers with 18 unsuccessful nominations.
62 2000: She was the recipient of the John F. Kennedy Center Honors in 2000 for her services to the arts.
63 Aunt of David Lansbury, who is married to Ally Sheedy.
64 Her daughter was a follower of Charles Manson‘s gang. After the Sharon Tate murders, she thought it best to get her out of the country. She took her to Ireland to help her with his drug problems.
65 She was awarded the CBE (Commander of the Order of the British Empire) in the 1994 Queen’s Birthday Honours List for her services to drama.
66 A recent authorized biography, “Balancing Act”, states that her first husband, Richard Cromwell was gay, a fact she didn’t know until after their separation.
67 She, her mother Moyna MacGill and her twin younger brothers were in the last boatload of family members evacuated from London to America during World War II.
68 Wearing just conventional makeup (i.e., not studio made-up to look “old”), she was most chilling and unforgettable (and convincing!) as the manipulating mother of Laurence Harvey in The Manchurian Candidate (1962), while in real life being scarcely three years Harvey’s senior.
69 Sister of Edgar Lansbury and Bruce Lansbury, and half-sister of Isolde Denham.
70 Granddaughter of George Lansbury, British Labour Party leader in 1930s.
71 Daughter of actress Moyna MacGill, who appeared with her in The Picture of Dorian Gray (1945) and Kind Lady (1951).

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