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Angela Lansbury Height, Weight, Age, Facts, Biography

Angela Lansbury Quick Info
Height 5 ft 8 in
Weight 60 kg
Date of Birth October 16, 1925
Zodiac Sign Libra
Date of Death
October 11, 2022

Angela Lansbury was a British-Irish-American actress, voiceover artist, singer, songwriter, writer, and producer whose career had spanned almost 8 decades during which she had given critically-acclaimed performances in movies and shows like Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet StreetThe Picture of Dorian GrayGaslightThe Manchurian Candidate, Something for Everyone, Murder, She Wrote, and The Gift of Love: A Christmas Story.

Born Name

Angela Brigid Lansbury

Nick Name


Angela Lansbury as seen in a publicity shot from 1966
Angela Lansbury as seen in a publicity shot from 1966 (MGM / eBay / Public Domain)


Angela Lansbury was born on October 16, 1925.


Angela Lansbury died peacefully in her sleep (just 5 days before her 97th birthday) on October 11, 2022, at the age of 96 in Los Angeles, California, United States.

Sun Sign


Born Place

Regent’s Park, London, England, United Kingdom


London, England, United Kingdom




Angela Lansbury attended South Hampstead High School from 1934 until 1939. Also, she studied music at the Ritman School of Dancing and acting at the Webber Douglas School of Singing and Dramatic Art in Kensington, West London.

Later, she joined the Feagin School of Drama and Radio after securing a scholarship from the American Theatre Wing.


Actress, Voiceover Artist, Singer, Songwriter, Writer, Producer


  • Father – Edgar Lansbury (Timber Merchant, Politician, Member of the Communist Party of Great Britain, and former mayor of the Metropolitan Borough of Poplar)
  • Mother – Moyna MacGill (born Charlotte Lillian McIldowie) (Irish actress who regularly appeared on stage in the West End)
  • Siblings – Bruce Lansbury (Younger Brother) (Television Producer, Television Writer, Screenwriter), Edgar Lansbury (Younger Brother) (Theatre, film, and television producer)
  • Others – George Lansbury (Paternal Grandfather) (Politician, Labour Party Leader, Anti-war Activist), Elisabeth Jane Brine (Paternal Grandmother), William McIIdowie (Maternal Grandfather), Elizabeth Jane Mageean (Maternal Grandmother), Isolde Denham (Older Half-Sister), John Postgate (Cousin) (Microbiologist, Writer), Oliver Postgate (Cousin) (Animator, Puppeteer, Writer), Coral Lansbury (Cousin) (Scriptwriter, Novelist, Professor of English), Tamara Ustinov (Niece) (Actress)


Angela Lansbury was represented by Zero Gravity Management, Talent Management Company, Los Angeles, California, United States.



Angela Lansbury (Right) and her fellow 'Mame' original Broadway cast member Beatrice Arthur at the 41st Primetime Emmy Awards (1989)
Angela Lansbury (Right) and her fellow ‘Mame’ original Broadway cast member Beatrice Arthur at the 41st Primetime Emmy Awards (1989) (Alan Light / Flickr / CC BY 2.0)


5 ft 8 in or 173 cm


60 kg or 132 lbs

Boyfriend / Spouse

Angela Lansbury had dated –

  1. Richard Cromwell (1945-1946)​ – She eloped with American actor Richard Cromwell when she was 19 years old and Cromwell was 35 and they married in a small civil ceremony on September 27, 1945. However, the duo divorced the following year.
  2. Peter Shaw (1949-2003) – She got married to English actor and producer Peter Shaw in 1949 and they were blessed with 2 children, namely, Anthony Peter (b. 1952) and Deirdre Ann (b. 1953). She also became a stepmother to David, Peter’s son from his first marriage. The duo remained together until Peter Shaw’s death in 2003.

Race / Ethnicity


She was of English, Irish, Scottish, and Welsh descent.

Hair Color


Due to advancing age, her hair color had turned ‘Gray’.

Eye Color


Sexual Orientation


Distinctive Features

  • Sparkling eyes
  • Charming appearance

Brand Endorsements

He had appeared in TV commercials for Children’s Miracle NetworkJell-OEnsure Supplement, etc.



Angela Lansbury pictured while rehearsing for the Australian tour of the stage production ‘Driving Miss Daisy' in Sydney in January 2013
Angela Lansbury pictured while rehearsing for the Australian tour of the stage production ‘Driving Miss Daisy’ in Sydney in January 2013 (Eva Rinaldi / Flickr / CC BY-SA 2.0)

Angela Lansbury Favorite Things

  • Author – F. Scott Fitzgerald
  • Some Of Her Favorite TV Shows – Roseanne, Seinfeld


Angela Lansbury Facts

  1. Angela was born in an upper-middle-class family.
  2. She had been friends with Beatrice Arthur, Bob Hope, and Louis Herthum.
  3. For her lifetime achievement, she received an Academy Honorary Award in November 2013.
  4. She was a Democrat and had supported Barack Obama.
  5. She was one of the few Hollywood actors who lived into their 80s and/or 90s without retiring from acting and continuously kept getting work.
  6. In her lifetime, she achieved 3 Oscar nominations, 18 Emmy nominations, 1 Grammy nomination, 6 Golden Globe Awards, and 5 Tony Awards.
  7. In 2022, she received the Lifetime Achievement Tony Award.
  8. Angela studied acting in New York City after shifting to the United States in 1940.
  9. In her lifetime, she received citizenship of Ireland, the United States, and the United Kingdom.
  10. By Queen Elizabeth II, Angela was made the Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire in 2014.
  11. Angela’s final film role was in 2022 in the detective drama film Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery in a cameo appearance.
  12. She lost her father at the age of 9 as he died from stomach cancer.
  13. Angela’s mother married Leckie Forbes after the death of Angela’s father Edgar.
  14. Overall, her acting career lasted for 80 years.

Featured Image by MGM / eBay / Public Domain

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