She looks great for 94.
Are those things real?
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She looks great for 94.
Are those things real?
|by Anonymous||reply 277||Last Saturday at 4:33 AM|
She had breast implants after the 3rd season of Murder She Wrote.
|by Anonymous||reply 1||09/04/2020|
I read she doesn't like to be approached.
|by Anonymous||reply 2||09/04/2020|
[quote] Are those things real?
She invested in the best implants money could buy LONG ago.
Her unrepentant harlotry was notorious.
|by Anonymous||reply 3||09/04/2020|
She looks good and healthy
|by Anonymous||reply 4||09/04/2020|
She looks lovely and healthy.
|by Anonymous||reply 5||09/04/2020|
She’s always had big tits.
|by Anonymous||reply 6||09/04/2020|
She was a Charles Manson enabler, she got in over her head and moved abroad.
|by Anonymous||reply 7||09/04/2020|
[quote] I read she doesn't like to be approached.
I’ve approached her in public, my partner even asked for her autograph, and she was sweet and charming
It probably helped that he was gushing over her performance as Mrs. Lovett and not Jessica Fletcher
|by Anonymous||reply 8||09/04/2020|
"Are those things real?"
Thank God, yes.
|by Anonymous||reply 9||09/04/2020|
[quote] I read she doesn't like to be approached.
I can verify this firsthand. I was a shopbottom back in the '80s when she was on tour with SWEENEY TODD she came into the store in which I worked. She was pleasant but all business when I waited on her, but when someone approached her for an autograph she declined, telling the woman 'This is my personal time'. I saw her point, but felt it would've taken less time to scribble an autograph than it took to state her boundaries, although I suppose that being stopped every three feet must be exhausting.
|by Anonymous||reply 10||09/04/2020|
She looks very pleasant in the photo
|by Anonymous||reply 11||09/04/2020|
|by Anonymous||reply 12||09/04/2020|
[quote]r10 I was a shopbottom back in the '80s when she was on tour with SWEENEY TODD she came into the store in which I worked. She was pleasant but all business when I waited on her, but when someone approached her for an autograph she declined, telling the woman 'This is my personal time'.
That story makes me giggle....especially since she was returning a pair of her husband's pants or something at the time (?)
"I have [italic]importany business[/italic] to attend to!"
|by Anonymous||reply 13||09/04/2020|
ugggh ... "IMPORTANT business"
|by Anonymous||reply 14||09/04/2020|
Someone on that thread asked what she was eating and NOBODY replied "a meat pie"???
|by Anonymous||reply 15||09/04/2020|
[quote]I suppose that being stopped every three feet must be exhausting.
Then she should have invested in a large pair of sunglasses and a floppy hat. That's why God created disguises.
|by Anonymous||reply 16||09/04/2020|
[quote]She was pleasant but all business when I waited on her, but when someone approached her for an autograph she declined, telling the woman 'This is my personal time'.
She should have said, "Oh, you must think I'm Angela ... I'm actually her identical Irish cousin Emma MacGill."
|by Anonymous||reply 17||09/04/2020|
what was on the menu?
|by Anonymous||reply 18||09/04/2020|
[quote] That story makes me giggle....especially since she was returning a pair of her husband's pants or something at the time (?)
Close. Believe it or not, she was exchanging a Members Only jacket (remember those?) for a different size. She'd bought one the day before (my day off, damn it) and her husband thought it was too small on her so she went up to a medium.
Not that she would've known it, but store policy didn't require a signature for exchanges and I was so intimidated by the upbraiding she'd given that woman that I was too scared to ask for her to sign a receipt lest she find a floorwalker and complain. I just scribbled the date and 'exchanged' on the receipt, thanked her, and sent her on her way.
I finally got her autograph decades later after a performance of DEUCE, and she was lovely
|by Anonymous||reply 19||09/04/2020|
Everyone always has something nice to say about her. If you write to her for an autograph she’ll respond within two weeks, even thank you if you sent her something. She’s a very nice woman. I would love to know what she and Bea Arthur were like together.
|by Anonymous||reply 20||09/04/2020|
love this pic
|by Anonymous||reply 21||09/04/2020|
Just a coupla song & dance girls, r20!
|by Anonymous||reply 22||09/04/2020|
I love her.
Screw Malibu, Angie, go North.
|by Anonymous||reply 23||09/04/2020|
I thought she was living in Britain. She looks fantastic either way.
|by Anonymous||reply 24||09/04/2020|
And she'll be 95 next month.
|by Anonymous||reply 25||09/04/2020|
And she'll be 96 13 months from now, R25, you helpful little reporter, you.
|by Anonymous||reply 26||09/04/2020|
R19, good story. Have you recounted this Members Only jacket return in another thread as well? (Not criticizing, I've told the same celebrity encounter stories in different threads.)
|by Anonymous||reply 27||09/04/2020|
Yes he has, r27, I remember it.
|by Anonymous||reply 28||09/04/2020|
Angela lives in Los Angeles. Not sure if she still has her home in Ireland or not. She did a radio interview last year where she announced her love of reggae music.
|by Anonymous||reply 29||09/04/2020|
They sat her near the rubbish bin!
|by Anonymous||reply 30||09/04/2020|
I read that Bea had issues with Angela during Mame, mainly feeling she wasn't getting her just due for its success. Also, she didn't like the fact she had to wear black while Angela wore white during their Bosom Buddies showstopper.
I see Bea wore white and Angela wore black when they recreated the number at the Tonys in 1988. Angie still looked smashing.
Here they are in costume rehearsing for the original production.
|by Anonymous||reply 31||09/04/2020|
Here they are at the 1988 Tonys.
|by Anonymous||reply 32||09/04/2020|
At least, she still got her wits and not senile like Baba Wawa.
|by Anonymous||reply 33||09/04/2020|
R26, my point was just that she looks great at almost 95. Thanks for the snark though.
|by Anonymous||reply 34||09/04/2020|
Do you think Bea was bitter that Angela became more famous when MSW became such a massive success? After Mame on Broadway, Bea became the much bigger star with Maude and then Golden Girls, but Angela topped all that with MSW.
Bea was well-known to be a jealous and vindictive person. I have no doubt that she resented Angela later in life.
|by Anonymous||reply 35||09/04/2020|
She’ll be dead by Christmas.
|by Anonymous||reply 36||09/04/2020|
Angela never topped Bea on TV. MSW was a long running show but not showey enough for that kind of recognition Bea got for GG or Maude. I'm sure Angie and Bea didn't give a shit about that.
|by Anonymous||reply 37||09/04/2020|
Angela never topped Bea on TV.
|by Anonymous||reply 38||09/04/2020|
I believe Angela never received an Emmy for MSW. Bea did for GG.
|by Anonymous||reply 39||09/04/2020|
[quote] Angela never topped Bea on TV.
God'll get you for that, Walter.
|by Anonymous||reply 40||09/04/2020|
Isn't Murder She Wrote bigger today than Golden Girls?
|by Anonymous||reply 41||09/04/2020|
Yes, r41. Murder, She Wrote is a huge money maker internationally to this very day. It’s exported in every language. They just released the show on remastered Blu-ray in France. The book series has now surpassed 50 novels. Retailers in Italy sell clothes with the character on it and I think in Brazil the character Jessica Fletcher is used as a rebellion character in protest posters. The show’s longevity is amazing.
|by Anonymous||reply 42||09/04/2020|
Has anyone played the two Murder, She Wrote video games? I got the Jessica Fletcher Funko pop.
|by Anonymous||reply 43||09/04/2020|
Angela admitted a few years ago that she regrets selling off the rights to the show. It sounds like she no longer has any stake in it beyond residuals.
Some reggae group put out a Murder, She Wrote inspired song recently.
|by Anonymous||reply 44||09/04/2020|
[quote]They sat her near the rubbish bin!
That’s what I was thinking! What restaurant was this?
|by Anonymous||reply 45||09/04/2020|
r45 It looks like that casual seafood place where Jax proposed to Brittany on Vanderpump Rules.
|by Anonymous||reply 46||09/04/2020|
R46 I don’t watch that stupid ass show so...
|by Anonymous||reply 47||09/04/2020|
I love the wedding dress she wore here when she married Peter Shaw. I think it's beautiful.
|by Anonymous||reply 48||09/04/2020|
Peter Shaw was a hottie! She was lucky to snag him as a fat old hag.
|by Anonymous||reply 49||09/04/2020|
A living treasure
|by Anonymous||reply 50||09/04/2020|
She looks radiant in that photo r48, the dress is indeed lovely, as is the head...thing. (Not up on names for head things). R49 is crying in the basement, as per usual. Pay no mind.
|by Anonymous||reply 51||09/04/2020|
Her first husband was gay
|by Anonymous||reply 52||09/04/2020|
She still wears her wedding ring.
|by Anonymous||reply 53||09/04/2020|
|by Anonymous||reply 54||09/04/2020|
Oh, to be young again...
|by Anonymous||reply 55||09/04/2020|
Is that actually Dame Angela in the photo? I'm usually good with faces and I don't see the resemblance.
OP's pic looks a bit like the late actress Mabel Albertson( the poor man's Jessie Royce Landis)
|by Anonymous||reply 56||09/05/2020|
Just to second what's been said, MSW was a bigger hit when it aired, it got higher ratings than GG. And it's still massive over the world.
Angela won 4 Golden Globes but notoriously lost all 12 of her Emmy nominations for playing Jessica. Bea was (controversially to her!) the last of the three to win an Emmy for GG lead. Only Estelle win a Golden Globe for the show.
I read that Bea was disappointed she didn't get to be lead in Mame in 1966 but she seems to have considered Angela to be a true friend.
I'm jealous of all those who got to speak with her and have kindly shared their stories!
I saw her in Blithe Spirit in the West End 2014 (she stole the show) . Unfortunately there were lots of fans waiting at the stage door each time but she did come out and pose for photos (not selfies) and thank us for coming. Very gracious and she looked terrific.
The theatre is in London's Sohi and before Angela came out this group of drunk girls joined us at the door, yelling a version of the MSW theme, saying the thought she was dead and generally taking the piss. A bunch of us turned round and told them to FUCK OFF! They did.
|by Anonymous||reply 57||09/05/2020|
r51, we in the world of professional costuming call those...head things. Or to be more accurate...
|by Anonymous||reply 58||09/05/2020|
Her husband must have had a big uncut English schlong.
|by Anonymous||reply 59||09/05/2020|
|by Anonymous||reply 60||09/05/2020|
Paper plates? Oh my.
|by Anonymous||reply 61||09/05/2020|
She looks incredible for 94! My god!
|by Anonymous||reply 62||09/05/2020|
How did people avoid having loads of kids before the pill?
|by Anonymous||reply 63||09/05/2020|
Fuck you, r61.
|by Anonymous||reply 64||09/05/2020|
She looks great.
|by Anonymous||reply 65||09/05/2020|
And she'll be 95 next month!
|by Anonymous||reply 66||09/05/2020|
Why is Bedknobs & Broomsticks never shown on TV? It's like it was taken out of circulation for some reason.
|by Anonymous||reply 67||09/05/2020|
Maybe Malibu Seafood? It’s a seat yourself kind of place, so she chose to sit there!
|by Anonymous||reply 68||09/05/2020|
MSW might have gathered larger ratings at the time but without question GG has surpassed it. GG is one of those weird comedies that looks to be an evergreen and I never would have expected that.
|by Anonymous||reply 69||09/05/2020|
GG attracts the gays
|by Anonymous||reply 70||09/05/2020|
[quote]Why is Bedknobs & Broomsticks never shown on TV? It's like it was taken out of circulation for some reason.
Probably because it’s so fucking long.
|by Anonymous||reply 71||09/05/2020|
[quote]Why is Bedknobs & Broomsticks never shown on TV? It's like it was taken out of circulation for some reason.
[quote]Probably because it’s so fucking long.
More likely because it's so fucking boring.
|by Anonymous||reply 72||09/05/2020|
She's a class act.
|by Anonymous||reply 73||09/05/2020|
|by Anonymous||reply 74||09/05/2020|
It's so strange how Angela's kids turned out so horrible. She must have been a terrible mother. What's the real story?
|by Anonymous||reply 75||09/05/2020|
Horrible in what way ?
|by Anonymous||reply 76||09/05/2020|
Angie eats clams in Malibu.
|by Anonymous||reply 77||09/05/2020|
"In the latter part of the 1960s, Anthony and Deirdre became involved in the growing counterculture movement and started using recreational drugs. Deirdre developed an acquaintance with the Manson family, while Anthony became addicted to cocaine and heroin, giving it up in 1971. After recovering, Anthony became a television director, and directed 68 episodes of Murder, She Wrote, also marrying and having three children."
|by Anonymous||reply 78||09/05/2020|
She's a true national treasure. The day she dies will be a very dark day indeed.
I do wish she could have one last great film role. I remember hearing she desperately wanted the lead in Notes on a Scandal, but Dench got it. She'd have been fantastic in it.
|by Anonymous||reply 79||09/05/2020|
[quote] MSW might have gathered larger ratings at the time but without question GG has surpassed it. GG is one of those weird comedies that looks to be an evergreen and I never would have expected that.
Not worldwide. MSW is bigger.
|by Anonymous||reply 80||09/05/2020|
[quote] It's so strange how Angela's kids turned out so horrible. She must have been a terrible mother. What's the real story?
Huh? They’re fine. Her niece did a mini doc on her aunt. It’s on YouTube. They’re a close knit family.
|by Anonymous||reply 81||09/05/2020|
R67, it’s on Disney+
|by Anonymous||reply 82||09/05/2020|
She's sitting in the parking lot next to the trash snacking on something on a paper plate. Class.
|by Anonymous||reply 83||09/05/2020|
Why does her hair have a pink tint?
|by Anonymous||reply 84||09/05/2020|
Who is Angela eating with in OP's pic?
|by Anonymous||reply 85||09/05/2020|
Why is she eating out in a restaurant in the first place? She's 94 years old!
|by Anonymous||reply 86||09/05/2020|
[quote] Have you recounted this Members Only jacket return in another thread as well? (Not criticizing, I've told the same celebrity encounter stories in different threads.)
Other than sitting next to Ruth Buzzi at the counter at the Westwood Hamburger Hamlet, it's my only celebrity encounter, so yes, I'm guilty of telling the story before.
|by Anonymous||reply 87||09/05/2020|
Oops, I should've signed the above post R19 not R27
(Thanks for the kind words R28)
|by Anonymous||reply 88||09/05/2020|
Did she try and sell you a stone, r87?
|by Anonymous||reply 89||09/05/2020|
I know at 94 it might be expected, but that looks like a walker next to her.
|by Anonymous||reply 90||09/05/2020|
She must have a strong immune system.
|by Anonymous||reply 91||09/05/2020|
Stamina, r91. It takes stamina to get through MAME, 8 shows a week.....
|by Anonymous||reply 92||09/05/2020|
That shirt is way too tight.
|by Anonymous||reply 93||09/05/2020|
Did straight guys consider Angela a GILF during the MSW days?
|by Anonymous||reply 94||09/05/2020|
R94, Pee Wee Herman had a joke that older women/younger men was the trend in Hollywood so he was making out like a bandit.....Lucy, Angela Lansbury, etc.
|by Anonymous||reply 95||09/05/2020|
Proudly display those knockers in your rockers, older famous ladies!
|by Anonymous||reply 96||09/05/2020|
I remember another thread on here about Angela liking black cock. I can't even imagine it.
|by Anonymous||reply 97||09/05/2020|
There's a cigarette lighter on the table near her phone. I think Angela used to smoke in her younger days but I doubt she smokes now at her age, so I'm guessing it's her companion's but would they really be allowed to smoke at a public dining area, even if it's out in the open?
|by Anonymous||reply 98||09/05/2020|
I can't believe that Angela is out spreading disease all over Malibu. Didn't she kill enough people in Cabot Cove to satisfy her bloodlust?
|by Anonymous||reply 99||09/05/2020|
R81, I recall Angie being upset with Barbara Walters for bringing up her kids' issues and making her cry on camera.
|by Anonymous||reply 100||09/05/2020|
R94, She had a facelift a few seasons into the MSW run.
|by Anonymous||reply 101||09/05/2020|
R101 she said in an interview she didn't like how frumpy and chubby she looked in the first season of MSW so she lost weight and had her neck tightened by surgery. She freely admits having a face-lift in 1966, before MAME opened.
R99 it was Sheriff Amos TUPPER!
R97 She starred in a controversial musical in 1970 called "PrettyBelle" where she offered herself sexually to black men. It never made it to Broadway.
R79 I completely agree. It's unlikely now but I wish she had the chance at one last great screen role. She's said the same in interviews but it looks like she's stepped back now. Notes On A Scandal would have been a magnificent role and completely subverted her public image.
R75 her two teenagers, like millions of others, got into recreational drugs in the late 60s. Her biggest failing might well have been that she was in NYC on stage a lot and didn't get to have much control over them. But then she was the bread-winner at this point. All her children turned out really well eventually and it seems they're a close family.
Angela and her husband basically gave up work for several years and took them to the middle of nowhere in Ireland until they were clean. Ironically they had a house right there in Malibu that burned down during the 1970 bush fires.
|by Anonymous||reply 102||09/05/2020|
[quote]Her first husband was gay
Richard Cromwell. He was a very well known stage and film actor. especially in the late '30s and 40s. He was several years her senior. Angela was only 19 and naive. It was the first marriage for each and lasted less than a year. She said the marriage was mistake but the two remained close friends until he died in 1960.
|by Anonymous||reply 103||09/06/2020|
Angela said Richard thought of her as the actual character she played in "The Picture Of Dorian Grey" and fell in love with her (Sybil Vane).
She and her second husband seem to have had a great, solid 55 year relationship. He became her manager later in and she got most of her family (brothers, sons, husband) involved in cash cow MSW.
|by Anonymous||reply 104||09/06/2020|
[quote]Why is she eating out in a restaurant in the first place? She's 94 years old!
People in their 90s should be stuck at home? Huh? She didn't get to 94 by sitting around.
|by Anonymous||reply 105||09/06/2020|
She sure left a lot of uneaten food on her plate.
|by Anonymous||reply 106||09/06/2020|
It was therapeutic rape, r102.
|by Anonymous||reply 107||09/06/2020|
|by Anonymous||reply 108||09/06/2020|
I believe she gave up smoking when she did MAME. She really would have had to to get through 8 shows a week. Whether she's smoking now...well...does it really matter?
|by Anonymous||reply 109||09/06/2020|
Oh, bravo Mr. Herman. I sat here and listened to that again. Such a perfect 11:00 number. Character/plot specific, yet able to be taken out of context and used as a traditional torch song.
|by Anonymous||reply 110||09/06/2020|
Richard Cromwell said she drank tea all the time and it got on his nerves.
|by Anonymous||reply 111||09/06/2020|
WEHT that MSW reboot with Octavia Spencer?
|by Anonymous||reply 112||09/06/2020|
Her brother Bruce Lansbury produced the major portion of Wild Wild West (thank you, Bruce) as well as being producer of MSW.
|by Anonymous||reply 113||09/06/2020|
The standards here are slipping. It must be the pandemic. It's always WHET; are you new here R112?
|by Anonymous||reply 114||09/06/2020|
Her grandfather was a raving red socialist.
|by Anonymous||reply 115||09/06/2020|
[quote]WEHT that MSW reboot with Octavia Spencer?
Angie wouldn't approve it.
|by Anonymous||reply 116||09/06/2020|
Her father was a commie.
|by Anonymous||reply 117||09/06/2020|
And your mother wears army boots.
|by Anonymous||reply 118||09/06/2020|
She said in that her doctor allows her one cigar a day.
|by Anonymous||reply 119||09/06/2020|
[quote] Her grandfather was a raving red socialist.
Yes, it’s called the Labour Party, dear. What’s your point?
|by Anonymous||reply 120||09/06/2020|
[quote] WEHT that MSW reboot with Octavia Spencer?
Octavia didn’t want to end up as one of JB Fletcher’s victims.
|by Anonymous||reply 121||09/06/2020|
Angie didn't have any say in the reboot except to whine to the press that she didn't want to see it. Similar to how Merman felt about her version of Gypsy.
|by Anonymous||reply 122||09/07/2020|
Quite big tits, Eddie.
|by Anonymous||reply 123||09/07/2020|
R122, Angie badmouthed the remake of "The Manchurian Candidate" without having seen it.
|by Anonymous||reply 124||09/07/2020|
So that’s who that old dear was milling about the Mary Poppins 2 set. I had no idea. I thought she was someone’s great great grandmother just there for a lark. Of course, I never watched the film (just a favor to Rob and Disney). Come to think of it, I never saw the Manchuria Candidate I did, either.... was I merely great or simply unforgettable?
|by Anonymous||reply 125||09/07/2020|
I hope France releases season 7 of MSW on blu ray. Amazon Prime streaming only has the first 5 seasons, so I had to buy season 6 on blu ray from a French label (they had also released the first 5). I’ve gotten really into the show just in the last year. I can’t imagine ever tiring of it.
|by Anonymous||reply 126||09/07/2020|
Amazon used to have the entire series up, but now they are being stingy with what seasons go up when. It’s annoying.
|by Anonymous||reply 127||09/07/2020|
Season 6 and 7 contain the dreaded "bookend episodes" where Jessica is in less than 5 minutes and someone else solves the murder. They were a compromise to get Angela to stay on the show.
|by Anonymous||reply 128||09/07/2020|
Murder, She Wrote shouldn’t be remade. Periodt.
|by Anonymous||reply 129||09/07/2020|
Angela Lansbury is why Murder, She Wrote worked. She was playing herself. Had Jean Stapleton played the part it probably wouldn’t have lasted 12 seasons and 4 TV movies.
|by Anonymous||reply 130||09/07/2020|
She wasn't really plating herself at all but Angela freely admits the role was very easy to play and presented no real challenge.
|by Anonymous||reply 131||09/07/2020|
R10, what is a "shopbottom?"
Were there "shoptops?" I was in a few establishments in the 1980s where there were bottoms and tops, but I don't recall them at Saks, Altman's, Lord&Taylor's, or Bonwit Teller's. Perhaps at Henri Bendel?
|by Anonymous||reply 132||09/08/2020|
R131, the show creators told her to play herself. Angela wanted to make Jessica wacky with a variety of wigs. It was easy because she was playing Angela.
|by Anonymous||reply 133||09/08/2020|
They did not tell her to play herself. Angela has said they wanted an "everywoman" character that everyone could relate to. She also said she is much more reserved than Jessica.
|by Anonymous||reply 134||09/08/2020|
Who is the fool at that eatery who sat Dame Angela Landsbury next to the damned trash can?
|by Anonymous||reply 135||09/08/2020|
She is the earliest surviving to have received an Academy Award nomination.
|by Anonymous||reply 136||09/08/2020|
A couple of other tidbits. Her father, a wealthy businessman in Britain was a member of the Communist Party. And Peter Ustinov was her brother in law from 1940-1950.
|by Anonymous||reply 137||09/08/2020|
I heard that she farts alot and they are smelly.
|by Anonymous||reply 138||09/08/2020|
R135, It looks like the type of outdoor restaurant where you place your order at a window and then find yourself a table, no host or server involved.
|by Anonymous||reply 139||09/08/2020|
Poor Angela. Best known to the general public for her TV work but 18 Emmy nominations and never won.
|by Anonymous||reply 140||09/08/2020|
R135, Tony Awards mean nothing in Malibu.
|by Anonymous||reply 141||09/08/2020|
No one cares about that, R140.
|by Anonymous||reply 142||09/08/2020|
I thought she had 19 nominations?
She also has 7 Golden Globes and a Grammy.
|by Anonymous||reply 143||09/08/2020|
Bea and Angie were friends the whole time. Bea did often say she wished she had a chance to play Mame. She wore black in the 'Bosom Buddies' scene whereas Angela wore white because it was a joke: Mame just came back from her husband' funeral, Vera was in mourning and Mame was showing that life goes on. It's a very funny moment. Remember with Roz in the film AUNTIE MAME when she finally turns around (wearing black) and has a Huge rose stuck in the bottom of her low-cut dress ? Very funny. Life Does go on !
|by Anonymous||reply 144||09/08/2020|
R131 / MSW-Troll. All this time, I thought "MSW" referred to Masters in Social Work. Does your MSW actually stand for Murder, She Wrote? TIA.
|by Anonymous||reply 145||09/08/2020|
yes, r145, and did you know TIA means Total Idiot Analysis?
|by Anonymous||reply 146||09/08/2020|
The stage version of Auntie Mame was even more outrageous with Mame's mourning dress. When she turned around at the end of the scene, the dress was cut so low in the back that it showed the top of her ass crack. Of course that couldn't be filmed back then so they did the rose gimmick but it wasn't the same.
|by Anonymous||reply 147||09/08/2020|
Barbra Streisand wanted to direct a TV version of Mame starring Cher, but it never happened for some reason.
|by Anonymous||reply 148||09/08/2020|
Haha yes R145 it's for Murder, She Wrote! I swear I don't start all the threads about it though!
|by Anonymous||reply 149||09/08/2020|
R148, Do they even know each other?
|by Anonymous||reply 150||09/08/2020|
I think MAME with Barbra and Cher as Vera Charles would have been a hoot.
|by Anonymous||reply 151||09/08/2020|
I love her, I don't know why. I would never approach her.
|by Anonymous||reply 152||09/08/2020|
[quote] They did not tell her to play herself.
Yes, they did.
|by Anonymous||reply 153||09/09/2020|
The creators told her they wanted Angela Lansbury, not a wacky character. This was told to her face. The creator even has a book.
|by Anonymous||reply 154||09/09/2020|
When her All in the Family contract was up, Jean Stapleton declined to renew. But she was a very popular performer and CBS commissioned several projects for her to keep her at CBS. Murder She Wrote was one of them. There was a script for a pilot episode and Stapleton was interested but wanted changes. A second script was written but in the end, she turned it down.
The script was then shopped around to a number of well known names and Angela was the first star to say yes. Initially, she felt obliged to go with the producers opinions and played a rustically dressed woman in a small town but as the show went on, her opinions became more and more important and by the time the show ended she was playing a very glamorously dressed woman living in Manhattan.
|by Anonymous||reply 155||09/09/2020|
^ The "jean" at the end of my post above was an editing error. Sorry.
|by Anonymous||reply 156||09/09/2020|
The show was a hit from the beginning but as the seasons went on it was apparent from surveys and polls that audiences were more interested in seeing Angela as opposed to a generic lady detective/writer. So she was given more and more producer's credits and creative control. Just to keep her on, the last 3 or 4 seasons were produced by her own production company, headed mostly by members of her family, giving her complete control.
|by Anonymous||reply 157||09/09/2020|
Doris Day was also offered the role.
|by Anonymous||reply 158||09/09/2020|
In addition to MSW and "The Graduate", what else did Doris pass on?
|by Anonymous||reply 159||09/09/2020|
I wonder why Jean Stapleton turned down MSW? It seems if she handled it correctly, it would have broadened her profile and people would have thought of her as more than just wacky Edith Bunker.
|by Anonymous||reply 160||09/09/2020|
R148 Gary talked her out of it.
|by Anonymous||reply 161||09/09/2020|
Angela was in Malibu. Did she meet-up with Caitlyn Jenner for lunch? Caitlyn may have been busy with her new cooking show.
|by Anonymous||reply 162||09/09/2020|
I want to smell a 94 year old pussy.
|by Anonymous||reply 163||09/09/2020|
You know, Jean Stapleton would have been great in MSW. Probably better than Angela.
|by Anonymous||reply 164||09/09/2020|
Lol R164 no one knows who she is. And no one would have been better than Angie. She is Jessica!
|by Anonymous||reply 165||09/09/2020|
Everyone knew who Jean Stapleton was at the time, idiot. She was a television icon.
|by Anonymous||reply 166||09/09/2020|
Not here in the UK she wasn't. Idiot.
|by Anonymous||reply 167||09/09/2020|
^^Girls, girls! You’re BOTH ignorant cows!
|by Anonymous||reply 168||09/10/2020|
Well she shouldn't have said that Edith Bunked would have made a better Jessica Fletcher than Dame Angela!
|by Anonymous||reply 169||09/10/2020|
[quote]I wonder why Jean Stapleton turned down MSW? It seems if she handled it correctly, it would have broadened her profile and people would have thought of her as more than just wacky Edith Bunker.
She told them she didn't understand it. The creators said that she had just lost her husband and was obviously going through things.
|by Anonymous||reply 170||09/10/2020|
How would Angela have been playing Edith Bunker?
|by Anonymous||reply 171||09/10/2020|
R171 I'm sure she would have tired of it soon. Angie didn't want to keep doing MSW and had to be talked back each year. It was only in the last 5 or so years when she had creative control and the show was employing most of her family that she wanted to keep it going.
In the beginning Jessica was in almost every scene and it was a gruelling 7-day shooting schedule. Angela eventually got an 8-day shoot after she threatened to go off sick.
In the last few years when she was a producer and her company, Corymore, was making the show Jessica appeared less on screen, it had less prestigious guest stars and it became very "90s".
I think she said once she needed to see some challenge in the character in order to take it on. Plus in the early 70s she was living in Ireland and wasn't thinking about TV. I believe she deliberately sought TV work in the 80s for financial security.
|by Anonymous||reply 172||09/10/2020|
R172, A half hour, three camera, "live" audience, ensemble cast show would have been much less work for Angela than MSW.
|by Anonymous||reply 173||09/10/2020|
[quote]A half hour, three camera, "live" audience, ensemble cast show would have been much less work for Angela than MSW.
This would have been really fun. They could have set Angela up as a Park Avenue doyenne trying to make it on Broadway. Think of all the Broadway talent they could have run through that show.
|by Anonymous||reply 174||09/10/2020|
They sat her near the rubbish bin! That’s what I was thinking! What restaurant was this?
R45 My favorite Malibu hangout!
|by Anonymous||reply 175||09/10/2020|
I like having nice tits.
I like having tits in a nice heliotrope shirt.
|by Anonymous||reply 176||09/10/2020|
In 1984 Angela had her agent look for a well paid TV role for her. Initially the scripts were crap. Angela herself said she was "pissed off" this is what they thought of her.
She rightly complained and after some better offers was finally was torn between a half-hour sitcom and MSW.
She was more interested in the "Jessica" character as something she could "do something with" and signed on to MSW.
|by Anonymous||reply 177||09/10/2020|
There used to be a story that Lucille Ball had considered MSW. I can't imagine her in the role. Did she want Gale Gordon for the Tom Bosley role?
|by Anonymous||reply 178||09/10/2020|
Groundbreaking post...imagine, someone eating lunch.
|by Anonymous||reply 179||09/10/2020|
R179 not just anyone
|by Anonymous||reply 180||09/10/2020|
She had the clam roll.
|by Anonymous||reply 181||09/10/2020|
DEUCE was horrendous.
Angela and Bea were close right up until Bea died; I recall Angela calling in to Larry King Live when Bea died (I think?) and saying she was sad, but relieved that "Bea was finally no longer in pain." That's always stayed with me; I find it very moving. And I'm sad when I think of Bea being in pain. (Yes, I'm gay.)
More context on the development of MSW: I recall that Helen Hayes had done a few Miss Marple TV movies in the early 80s, including A CARIBBEAN MYSTERY (a book I loved) and they did very well, ratings-wise. So there was thought to be an audience for an on-going show like MSW, and sure enough, there was. I did not know that Lucy had been approached--that would have been so odd.
|by Anonymous||reply 182||09/10/2020|
Those prices for Malibu Seafood restaurant are awfully steep, considering you eat outside and on paper plates with plastic forks.
|by Anonymous||reply 183||09/10/2020|
The Golden Girls is a beloved TV comedy classic.
Murder She Wrote is mildly entertaining garbage with a rather bland performance by Dame Angie (there's a reason she never won an Emmy for that dreck).
But, Angie made a shit ton more money from MSW than Bea did from GG.
|by Anonymous||reply 184||09/10/2020|
Does Angie loathe Tyne Daly and Sharon Gless for their Emmy wins?
|by Anonymous||reply 185||09/10/2020|
Folks, the only way you can eat at a restaurant in LA right now is outside. So restaurants have made do and put tables and chairs everywhere they can. The fact that she's sitting by a garbage can only means that that was the table available.
|by Anonymous||reply 186||09/10/2020|
MSW was a hit because there was a ton of senior citizens in the 1980s with nothing but time on their hands to watch it. Seriously, the 1980s was the first decade where senior citizens made themselves known. That's why Angie's workout videos were so popular. The old ladies watched because they wanted to look like Angie and the old men watched because they thought, "I'd hit that."
|by Anonymous||reply 187||09/10/2020|
Angela can’t do comedy
|by Anonymous||reply 188||09/10/2020|
R187, It also had a superb time slot, Sunday at 8:00 PM, following "60 Minutes".
|by Anonymous||reply 189||09/10/2020|
What did Angie think of Bea shitting on Betty’s dressing room floor?
|by Anonymous||reply 190||09/10/2020|
Is that little blue thing next to her mostly uneaten plate a cigarette lighter, too? What’s with all the smoking ?! An excuse your mask below your chin? Very bizarre, especially since she’s 94. The air quality in Malibu fucking sucks, as well. Those chem trails are insane - are they still doing them there?
|by Anonymous||reply 191||09/10/2020|
Actually, now that I think of it, maybe she’s seated next to the garbage can because that is the smoking section. A lot of restaurants with outdoor dining have a smoking section allocated, especially in rich areas/fancier restaurants. It’s astonishing what percentage of the rich and famous smoke.
|by Anonymous||reply 192||09/10/2020|
[quote]Very bizarre, especially since she’s 94.
Elaine Stritch started drinking again when she became elderly. I think these old broads say, "I've sacrificed for many years. Hell with it, I'm just going to do whatever I want." Olivia de Havilland was suing people at 104 years old.
|by Anonymous||reply 193||09/10/2020|
[quote]More context on the development of MSW: I recall that Helen Hayes had done a few Miss Marple TV movies in the early 80s, including A CARIBBEAN MYSTERY (a book I loved) and they did very well, ratings-wise. So there was thought to be an audience for an on-going show like MSW, and sure enough, there was.
Angela played Miss Marple in 1980's The Mirror Crack'd. Considering the amount of high priced talent both onscreen and behind the camera, it should have been a smash but it wasn't. Plans for two more Marple films with her were canceled.
|by Anonymous||reply 194||09/10/2020|
She was in too few few scenes in The Mirror Crack'd. Most of the attention was given to Elizabeth and Rock, which is weird for a Miss Marple mystery. It's not her greatest movie but you can see the seed of MSW in it and Kim Novak doing high camp is fun to watch.
|by Anonymous||reply 195||09/10/2020|
Angie did "A Talent For Murder" in the early 80s with Lawrence Olivier which had the germs of MSW in it.
As pointed out, the TV Chanel found (by accident) that they got good ratings when they showed an old Marple movie in that time slot and that lead them to commission a similar Detective series which wouldn't be too violent or offensive.
With regards to Emmys, Angela has said she knew there was no way to compete with actresses who were playing characters fighting addictions, cancer, rape, abuse etc as their writing obviously provided a lot more acting opportunities. She suggested there should have been a separate category for these "lighter" shows.
R184 that "dreck" is still one of the most watched series around the world and for the most part was fairly well written, acted and was entertaining. It wasn't pretending to be an innovative or daring show.
R187 not true. It had fairly decent demographics with whole families watching it together on a Sunday night, at least in the 80s. It finished at least 10 out of 12 seasons in the top 10 for ratings. Even today there are many University students and other young people who watch it religiously in afternoon reruns.
R188 Angela is brilliant at comedy. Death On The Nile, Something For Everyone, Mrs 'Arris Goes To Paris etc. Even in clips of Sweeney Todd she's very funny.
|by Anonymous||reply 196||09/11/2020|
R196, Laurence, not Lawrence.
|by Anonymous||reply 197||09/11/2020|
I didn't know The-MSW-Troll stood for Murder She Wrote troll either, R145, ignore the cranky old biddy at R146.
|by Anonymous||reply 198||09/11/2020|
R187, I worked at CBS when MSW was on the air and I can say that their older demographics were a huge problem. They got ratings but the sponsors didn't like who was watching. To say they skewed old is an understatement, hence all those old timey performers who appeared, similar to The Love Boat.
As for families watching MSW today, I'd like to know what country you're from. That is absolutely not the case in the States. Those fiction murder stories have been completed replaced with reenactment shows like Forensic Files or Dateline.
|by Anonymous||reply 199||09/11/2020|
If you watch the first few episodes of MSW, Angie thought she was still acting on a Broadway stage and her hammy performance didn't work at all. Studio execs had a word with Ms. Lansbury and told her to take it down a notch.
Neither Angela nor Bea are good actresses. They are personalities that connected with audiences.
|by Anonymous||reply 200||09/11/2020|
"Waiter, give me another Golden-what-have-you"
|by Anonymous||reply 201||09/11/2020|
R199 I meant in the 80s families watched it together on Sunday nights.
I do realise that part of the reason they dumped it on Thursday nights was because it didn't make enough from advertisers and they wanted to kill the show
|by Anonymous||reply 202||09/11/2020|
Even in clips of Sweeney Todd she's very funny.
She was absolutely brilliant in Sweeney Todd, as she was pretty much in everything she did.
|by Anonymous||reply 203||09/11/2020|
|by Anonymous||reply 204||09/11/2020|
R200 We 're all entitled to our opinions of art and artists and it's all very subjective but when you state that Angela Lansbury and Bea Arthur aren't good actresses only personalities that connect with an audience, that pretty much tells me you're an idiot with terrible taste and lousy opinions.
If anyone is suggesting Angela Lansbury isn't a good comedian, they're also an idiot.
I will say this again: Angela was very boring on MSW which I've never been a fan of despite being a huge fan of mystery shows. It was bland, formulaic and very contrived. I know people appreciate it for those cheesy values but it has zero charm for me. That said, I still think Angela Lansbury is terrific in roles well suited for her talents, either as cold hearted monsters (Manchurian Candidate) or loopy hams (Mame, Death on the Nile) or combos of the two (Sweeney Todd) which is more ham than monster. In roles requiring her to be sweet and twinkly or the "straight man", she's very fake.
|by Anonymous||reply 205||09/11/2020|
Lansbury’s performance as Rose in Gypsy, which I saw many times, was about the best stage work I have ever seen. Growing up in Boston I saw her on stage several times; also saw her later stage work when my partner and I moved to New York. Simply put, she is my stage performer and, off topic, her Honorary Academy Award was more than well-deserved
|by Anonymous||reply 206||09/11/2020|
That Oscar number is proof why Lansbury never had a career as a movie leading actress. Her avuncular face aside, she really does live up to John Simon's unflattering description of a bisected androgyne, male on top, female on bottom. There was a very odd look that worked onstage but was not for closeups.
|by Anonymous||reply 207||09/11/2020|
"John Simon's unflattering description" is redundant. Fortunately Lansbury has lived long enough to spit on vitriolic Simon's grave.
|by Anonymous||reply 208||09/11/2020|
R208, you mean drool on his grave?
At any rate, Lansbury does look like a female impersonator in that TMM number.
|by Anonymous||reply 209||09/11/2020|
Whatever, R209. Simon was vile in all ways. Come to think of it, I meant urinate.
|by Anonymous||reply 210||09/11/2020|
R210, Guess that would be easier since she's added Depends to her wardrobe.
And sorry but Lansbury really does give off tranny vibes in that number. It has zero sex appeal except to her gay fans.
|by Anonymous||reply 211||09/11/2020|
R207, I remember Angie's BFF, Rex Reed, raving about her Oscar appearance, writing that she returned to Hollywood and spit in their faces.
|by Anonymous||reply 212||09/11/2020|
Eldergays, tell me did Angela get standing ovations for her performance as Mrs Lovett ?
|by Anonymous||reply 213||09/11/2020|
R211 et al, kindly fuck off.
|by Anonymous||reply 214||09/12/2020|
Come on. Y’all had to laugh, as did everyone, when the old nosy busybody Jessica Fletcher took over a case on MSW. She’d demand to see the files. The police in charge should have said - get the fuck out of here you old battleaxe.
|by Anonymous||reply 215||09/12/2020|
Don't anger the lady, she knows hundreds of ways to murder someone.
|by Anonymous||reply 216||09/12/2020|
What I dudnt like about later episodes of MSW was that Jessica was hired by "New York University" to teach a course in Criminology when she had no formal training and also that Jess became much more brazen about inserting herself into investigations that, ostensibly, had little to do with her.
At least in the earlier episodes she was either unwilling drawn in, could see the investigators needed a hand or someone/herself was being wrongly accused. Later on it was more Jessica acting like a senior Cop.
|by Anonymous||reply 217||09/12/2020|
Check out my bosoms, you freaks.
|by Anonymous||reply 218||09/12/2020|
She has the nice titties.
|by Anonymous||reply 219||09/12/2020|
R43 I HATE dust collectors, and wouldn't ever own any of those annoying Funko things, but I didn't know they'd created a Jessica Fletcher version. This is pretty great!
|by Anonymous||reply 220||09/12/2020|
R205 - Shows like MSW, Matlock, Diagnosis Murder, etc., were formulated to be comfort food TV viewing for a certain demographic. They were going for ratings, not Emmys. And Angela did very fine work in "straight" roles, like Mavis Pruitt in Dark at the Top of the Stairs
|by Anonymous||reply 221||09/12/2020|
r207 - Given she shrewdly went the character actress route early on, her close-ups are just fine. She's what I call "character actress pretty". On stage, they can approximate beauty and on film they can get as far as pretty. Sandy Dennis, Geraldine Page, Kim Stanley, etc. Having said that, she would not have been the ideal film MAME. But MAME wasn't going to work no matter who they cast.
|by Anonymous||reply 222||09/12/2020|
[quote]Are those things real?
Yes. And they are real bosom buddies.
|by Anonymous||reply 223||09/12/2020|
Sorry, but this is horrendous. And she was only about 40.
|by Anonymous||reply 224||09/12/2020|
I thought she would have made a terrific "Eve" alongside Bette Davis.
|by Anonymous||reply 225||09/12/2020|
Agreed, R225, as would Jean Simmons. Lansbury also could have excelled in Separate Tables as either the spinster daughter or the hotelkeeper.
|by Anonymous||reply 226||09/12/2020|
Angela wasn't a strong enough actress to play Eve.
|by Anonymous||reply 227||09/12/2020|
Why do DLers always insist on recasting every movie role? She's good enough to play anything but not pretty enough to play everything.
|by Anonymous||reply 228||09/12/2020|
R227 she was a much stringer actress than Anne Baxter
|by Anonymous||reply 229||09/12/2020|
R229, But I have an Oscar, cunt. And mine was won, not some mercy honorary gesture.
|by Anonymous||reply 230||09/12/2020|
They didn't come any stringer than Miss Baxter, r229.
|by Anonymous||reply 231||09/12/2020|
Angela is less attractive version of Kaye Ballard.
|by Anonymous||reply 232||09/12/2020|
|by Anonymous||reply 233||09/12/2020|
The toothache scene
|by Anonymous||reply 234||09/12/2020|
Link, R1. I know she took off some weight early on because she didn't like the way she looked at first. Have seen nothing about breast implants. That's a tight sweater. She wore a lot of jackets and cardigans on MSW.
|by Anonymous||reply 235||09/12/2020|
Angela and friend, S.S.
|by Anonymous||reply 236||09/12/2020|
Many of the European/Irish/British episodes were done when she had creative control. Her son was developing a problem with drugs and she moved to Ireland to get him out of the California drug scene. I thought she had good stars on throughout the series. Before she got control she has talked about how she thought the series was going downhill in terms of quality. I thought she knew a lot of people theater work plus she brought back a lot of the older actors with whom she had worked on films in the past. Her ratings were always decent, but CBS wanted a younger demographic.
|by Anonymous||reply 237||09/12/2020|
I fucked Angela Lansbury off the coast of Malibu in her ASS one whole summer.
|by Anonymous||reply 238||09/12/2020|
It's funny - I've probably walked past or eaten next to many aged celebrities, but I just don't notice them because of their advanced age.
|by Anonymous||reply 239||09/12/2020|
R239 is Olivia deHavilland.
|by Anonymous||reply 240||09/12/2020|
|by Anonymous||reply 241||09/12/2020|
R241, At long last!
|by Anonymous||reply 242||09/12/2020|
When Angie takes off her bra, dem titties fall right to the floor.
|by Anonymous||reply 243||09/13/2020|
Thank you for sharing, r243.
|by Anonymous||reply 244||09/13/2020|
[quote]Angela and friend, S.S.
Is she using her tit to prop up Sondheim's saggy moob?
|by Anonymous||reply 245||09/13/2020|
Patricia Routledge was the first choice for Sweeney Todd. If she had taken the role, how would that have affected Angela's career. Would Angela even have been offered MSW? Routledge (after Keeping Up Appearances) did her own detective show in the UK.
|by Anonymous||reply 246||09/13/2020|
R237, her son developed the drug problem when she was in Mame.
|by Anonymous||reply 247||09/13/2020|
That was one new window he should *not* have opened.
|by Anonymous||reply 248||09/13/2020|
I wonder if he sang "We Need A Little Christmas" while snorting coke?
|by Anonymous||reply 249||09/13/2020|
He was trying to be three dimensional.
|by Anonymous||reply 250||09/13/2020|
R246 I love Patricia and would have loved her to even have done the London transfer. Great actress.
I very much doubt it would have affected Angela's career. She was already a big star of Broadway and consciously put herself out there for a TV show. The MSW creators said they were ecstatic she agreed to the show as they dudnt think they could get her.
I think her playing Miss Marple also helped.
|by Anonymous||reply 251||09/13/2020|
Why in heaven's name did Routledge turn down Sweeny Todd?
|by Anonymous||reply 252||09/13/2020|
Wasn't her cuppa tea, r252.
|by Anonymous||reply 253||09/13/2020|
[quote]Many of the European/Irish/British episodes were done when she had creative control. Her son was developing a problem with drugs and she moved to Ireland to get him out of the California drug scene.
Her son and her daughter developed their drug problems in the late 60s/early 70s. The daughter was also running in Manson adjacent circles. The family moved to Ireland in the early 70s, 10 or 12 years before MSW and by which time the family problems were pretty much resolved.
Routledge turned down Sweeney Todd for two reasons. She had been living in the US for several years but had just permanently moved back to England when the part was offered. She wasn't interested in uprooting herself again. But she also told Prince and Sondheim that she found the material distasteful. That's probably correct because when she was offered the first London production, she turned that down too.
|by Anonymous||reply 254||09/13/2020|
[quote]Why in heaven's name did Routledge turn down Sweeny Todd?
She said in an interview one time that she grew up hearing about the Sweeney Todd tale, that people would tell her "if you're bad that he would get you and kill you". She said it disturbed her too much and she didn't want to think about that.
|by Anonymous||reply 255||09/13/2020|
This thread is hilarious.
So many posters scandalized by Dame Lansbury daring to eat outside at her age; that she's possibly a smoker; that she's seated near a trash can; that she's eating off plastic plates; that she has a huge rack.
|by Anonymous||reply 256||09/13/2020|
[quote] The daughter was also running in Manson adjacent circles.
Angela moved her kids to Ireland because it was out of reach of the US authorities and she didn't want her children to be questioned by the police or testify in the Manson trial.
|by Anonymous||reply 257||09/13/2020|
Angela Lansbury is a lecherous, angry, unprofessional drunk. That's well known. A lot of ugly women in showbusiness end up that way.
|by Anonymous||reply 258||09/13/2020|
Patricia can sing ?
|by Anonymous||reply 259||09/13/2020|
[quote]Patricia can sing ?
She was in the Kevin Kline "Pirates of Penzance" and at least two Broadway musicals, one of which she won a Tony Award for. She played Nettie in the London revival of Carousel and sang "You'll Never Walk Alone."
|by Anonymous||reply 260||09/13/2020|
Routledge had a wonderful trained singing voice. Her mezzo voice was exceptional and she did many musicals.
|by Anonymous||reply 261||09/13/2020|
She was in Bernstein's 1600 Pennsylvania Ave.
|by Anonymous||reply 262||09/13/2020|
R247 Angela's the inspiration for mame-ograms.
|by Anonymous||reply 263||09/13/2020|
The picture @R3 is fascinating to me if only for the person who created it. Like someone actually sat there and picked out tits solely to create a really, really bad PS.
|by Anonymous||reply 264||09/13/2020|
Does Angela have anyone to fondle her titties at 94 years old? I hope so!!
|by Anonymous||reply 265||09/14/2020|
Why did she lose the Oscar on 62? Did she commiserate with Bette afterwards?
|by Anonymous||reply 266||09/14/2020|
Bump, lady lumps
|by Anonymous||reply 267||09/14/2020|
R266, Here's Angie losing the Oscar to Patty.
|by Anonymous||reply 268||09/14/2020|
R260's clip is from Joseph Papp's Public Theater production of The Pirates of Penzance in Central Park in 1980. The show was such a hit there that the production transferred to Broadway, where it had a long run. Although both productions were videotaped, in 1983 a commercial film was made and all the original cast repeated their roles except for Routledge, who either wasn't interested or wasn't available. Guess who replaced her in the film?
|by Anonymous||reply 269||09/14/2020|
Wait. I saw the Pirates of Penzance on Broadway with Linda Ronstadt, Kevin Kline and Rex Smith. Are you telling me Ruth was Patricia Routledge? I had no idea.
|by Anonymous||reply 270||09/14/2020|
No, r270, read the signature: "—Yes, I know Estelle Parsons replaced Routledge on Broadway."
|by Anonymous||reply 271||09/15/2020|
[quote]Wait. I saw the Pirates of Penzance on Broadway with Linda Ronstadt, Kevin Kline and Rex Smith. Are you telling me Ruth was Patricia Routledge? I had no idea.
Routledge only did it at the beginning, before it moved to Broadway. It started out playing in Central Park and that's the production that Routledge was in.
[quote]all the original cast repeated their roles except for Routledge, who either wasn't interested or wasn't available.
Routledge had returned to London. I think she had already committed to working on the original production of"Noises Off" where she played Dotty. It's a shame that she couldn't be in the Pirates movie version because that really would have boosted her profile as an actress, but I can understand wanting to work on a new farce.
|by Anonymous||reply 272||09/15/2020|
"Replaced her on Broadway" could mean that Routledge started the run and was replaced by Parsons later.
|by Anonymous||reply 273||09/15/2020|
She really aged well for an Irish woman. Not like those hideous Kennedy skanks.
|by Anonymous||reply 274||09/15/2020|
What last great movie role would have been terrific for her in the 90s - 10s?
|by Anonymous||reply 275||Last Saturday at 3:52 AM|
R275, Sharon Stone’s role in Basic Instinct.
|by Anonymous||reply 276||Last Saturday at 4:22 AM|
Away From Her
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