Angela Brigid Lansbury, CBE (born October 16, 1925) is an English Golden Globe Award and Tony Award winning actress, and has been nominated three times for the Academy Award. She is notable for her work in cinema, theatre and television. Highly respected for her versatility, she has won four Tony Awards and six Golden Globes, and has been nominated for three Oscars and 18 Emmy Awards.
More recently she is known for her starring role as Jessica Fletcher on the American television series Murder, She Wrote, but her career began in the 1940s. Among her notable film roles are Mrs. Iselin in The Manchurian Candidate, for which she received an Academy Award nomination, and she was successful in such Broadway musicals as Mame, Gypsy, and Sweeney Todd.