Farewell to Angela Lansbury, the 'Word, She Wrote' died at 96 years old

The British actress became very popular as Jessica Fletcher, but played many other roles, even in recent years. In 2014 she received the Oscar for her career. The announcement of the family: 'she died in her sleep'

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Angela Lansbury, the unforgettable Jessica Fletcher de the signora in giallo , died five days before her 97th birthday at her home in Los Angeles. The announcement was made by the family: 'Dame Angela Lansbury's children are sad to announce that their mother died in her sleep in her home'. - Photo

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A VERY LONG CAREER - He captivated the world as an infallible detective, in a series that will remain in the history of TV like the Lieutenant Columbo with Peter Falk. Ma La Signora in Giallo it was only the epilogue of a career dedicated above all to cinema and theatre. Daughter of Irish actress Moyna MacGill and granddaughter of politician George Lansbury, leader of the Labor Party in the early 1930s, Angela moved to the United States after her father's death and the Nazi bombing of London. And she, at just 19, was cast by Metro Goldwin Meyer to play the maid who tormented Ingrid Bergman in Anguish , a role that earned her an Oscar nomination for Best Supporting Actress. Application that she also received the following year for The Picture of Dorian Gray , thanks to which he won the Golden Globe, also acting alongside his mother. She is often chosen for more mature roles compared to her age, she was the older sister of the very young Liz Taylor in Big prize and the protagonist of the thriller Go and kill , which will bring her her third Oscar nomination and a new Golden Globe. She performed with, among others, Spencer Tracy, Katherine Hepburn, Bette Davis, Frank Sinatra and for Vincente Minnelli, and won 5 Tony Awards for musicals.

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LA SIGNORA IN GIALLO - Before becoming Jessica Fletcher, she was with Peter Ustinov in Murder on the Nile , a role that earned her a Bafta nomination, and took on the role of Miss Marple in Mirror Murder , in two memorable film adaptations of the novels by Agatha Christie. Then, in 1984, the debut ne the signora in giallo , which will hold the court for twelve years and 264 episodes, keeping an average of 26 million viewers per episode glued to the television. And continuing to be revived on TV in the decades to come. In 2013 Queen Elizabeth awarded her the title of Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire. The following year she was awarded the Academy Award for Lifetime Achievement 'for her varied achievements in the motion picture and television industries throughout her long career (over 75 years).' But still in 2018, as indomitable in her life as she is on screen, she played the part of the balloon lady in Mary Poppins Returns . She will be missed.

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