Angela Lansbury receiving her Honorary Oscar at the 2013 Governor’s Ball (x)
this is where I declare my unabashed love for angela lansbury:
- my very very sweet dearly-departed grandmother loved murder mysteries like nobody’s business and she watched Murder She Wrote every single week, and I watched it with her. Happy memories.
- I grew up on her disney movie Bedknobs and Broomsticks, which everyone has forgotten now but it was pretty weird and cool? Basically Angela Lansbury is secretly a witch and at the end she fights Nazis by animating piles of empty armor into a magical army and kicks their asses.
- She originated the role of Mame in the musical on broadway and was fantastic and she and Bea Arthur in their BFFs/frenemies parts were kind of my role models for adulthood which probably explains a lot
- on the total other end of the spectrum she was spectacularly evil in The Manchurian Candidate and if you haven’t seen that you are in for a surprise friends.
Anyway, yay Angela Lansbury
omg, all of this. also Bedknobs and Broomsticks needs more mentions.
One of the best nights out in my life was attending a Murder Mystery dinner evening where one of the other guests looked just like Angela Lansbury. I probably scared the poor dear by staring at her all evening, but the likeness was uncanny.
Also part of the Bedknobs and Broomsticks crew over here. LOVE that film.
One of my recital pieces was "If He Walked Into My Life" from Mame, and I used her recording to study. It’s definitely one of my favorite broadway tunes ever, and although I’ve heard so many versions hers is still my favorite.
Also, I think you guys are forgetting…