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Angela Lansbury

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The Resume

    (October 16, 1925-October 11, 2022)
    Acted in 'National Velvet (1944),' 'Harvey Girls (1946),' 'Three Musketeers (1948),' 'Long, Hot Summer (1958),' 'Summer of the Seventeenth Doll (1959),' 'Dark at the Top of the Stairs (1960),' 'Manchurian Candidate (1962),' 'Greatest Story Ever Told (1965),' 'Bedknobs and Broomsticks (1971),' 'Last Unicorn (1982),' 'Company of Wolves (1984),' 'Beauty and the Beast (1991),' 'Anastasia (1997)' and 'Bride of Chucky (1998)'
    Star of the TV series 'Murder, She Wrote (1984)

Why she might be annoying:

    Despite having appeared in movies for over half a century, she is best known to Americans as 'Murder, She Wrote' author and amateur sleuth Jessica Fletcher.
    She was often cast as women much older than her actual age in her early movies.
    She married Richard Cromwell for just 18 months.
    In an authorized biography about Angela Lansbury 'Balancing Act' states that her first husband - Richard Cromwell was gay. She did not know this until after their separation.

Why she might not be annoying:

    She was contracted by MGM while still a teenager and nominated for an Academy Award for her first film, Gaslight (1944).
    She had a very successful stage career achieving notable success in a number of Broadway plays and musicals, winning four Tony Awards in sixteen years.
    She was awarded an honorary C.B.E. from the British Government through Queen Elizabeth II.
    She was good friends with Anne Baxter.
    She is a huge Wizard of Oz fan, and has hosted several tv specials about the classic film over the years.
    Angela, her mother Moyna MacGill and her twin younger brothers were in the last boatload of family members evacuated from London to America during the WW II blitz.
    Miss Lansbury's daughter DeeDee was a follower of Charlie Manson's gang. After the Sharon Tate murders, Miss Lansbury thought it best to get him out of the country. She took him to Ireland to help him with his drug problems.

Credit: Cosmic Princess

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Year In Review:

    For 2023, as of last week, Out of 5 Votes: 20.0% Annoying
    In 2022, Out of 402 Votes: 37.81% Annoying
    In 2021, Out of 69 Votes: 46.38% Annoying
    In 2020, Out of 74 Votes: 41.89% Annoying
    In 2019, Out of 118 Votes: 47.46% Annoying
    In 2018, Out of 22 Votes: 36.36% Annoying
    In 2017, Out of 11 Votes: 9.09% Annoying
    In 2016, Out of 11 Votes: 18.18% Annoying
    In 2015, Out of 178 Votes: 52.25% Annoying
    In 2014, Out of 68 Votes: 48.53% Annoying
    In 2013, Out of 47 Votes: 42.55% Annoying
    In 2012, Out of 59 Votes: 49.15% Annoying
    In 2011, Out of 84 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2010, Out of 205 Votes: 52.20% Annoying
    In 2009, Out of 2340 Votes: 32.78% Annoying
    In 2008, Out of 520 Votes: 31.54% Annoying
    In 2007, Out of 231 Votes: 43.72% Annoying
    In 2006, Out of 288 Votes: 46.18% Annoying
    In 2005, Out of 1016 Votes: 42.42% Annoying
    In 2004, Out of 741 Votes: 43.45% Annoying
    In 2003, Out of 1117 Votes: 43.06% Annoying
    In 2002, Out of 2864 Votes: 43.23% Annoying