Angela Lansbury is 95 today!
|by Anonymous||reply 111||Last Monday at 7:31 PM|
Treguna mequoides trecorum satis dee!
|by Anonymous||reply 1||Last Friday at 3:19 AM|
I never got the thing about her.
|by Anonymous||reply 2||Last Friday at 3:20 AM|
|by Anonymous||reply 3||Last Friday at 3:20 AM|
She will spend the day dining at Malibu Seafood, outside next to the trash receptacle.
|by Anonymous||reply 4||Last Friday at 3:31 AM|
Still so young. DL Legend! Happy Birthday!
|by Anonymous||reply 5||Last Friday at 3:42 AM|
Here's a fun pic I recently came across: DL's most beloved female celeb right next to the most despised one! I wonder what these two talked about?
|by Anonymous||reply 6||Last Friday at 3:55 AM|
Played the meanest villain ever in the history of cinema.
|by Anonymous||reply 7||Last Friday at 4:02 AM|
R6, At the 1988 Tony Awards.
|by Anonymous||reply 8||Last Friday at 4:07 AM|
After she spoons, does she fork?
|by Anonymous||reply 9||Last Friday at 4:13 AM|
Dame Angela with that dame, Joan.
|by Anonymous||reply 10||Last Friday at 4:18 AM|
Beautiful picture, OP. I don't think I've ever seen her look young before. It's like she's only had 3 looks her entire career:
Ages 25.7 - 77
|by Anonymous||reply 11||Last Friday at 4:25 AM|
R7 should have won Oscar
|by Anonymous||reply 12||Last Friday at 4:27 AM|
As a child of the 80's, I was shocked when I saw her in Gaslight and The Manchurian Candidate as an adult. I thought of her as a sweet grandmotherly type because of Murder, She Wrote and Beauty and the Beast). However, she was soooooooo good playing total bitches.
|by Anonymous||reply 13||Last Friday at 4:39 AM|
|by Anonymous||reply 14||Last Friday at 5:33 AM|
She was willing to really stretch herself...
|by Anonymous||reply 15||Last Friday at 5:37 AM|
^^^That bitch could also really suck a dick back in her heyday.
|by Anonymous||reply 16||Last Friday at 6:00 AM|
R7 and she was only 3 years older than Lawrence Harvey when she played his mother.
|by Anonymous||reply 17||Last Friday at 6:41 AM|
She played my momma.
|by Anonymous||reply 18||Last Friday at 7:54 AM|
Happy Birthday, Kid!
|by Anonymous||reply 19||Last Friday at 7:57 AM|
Wow! How times flies.
Happy Birthday, Miss Lansbury.
|by Anonymous||reply 20||Last Friday at 7:59 AM|
We always knew she was a good witch!
|by Anonymous||reply 21||Last Friday at 8:50 AM|
Nice lady, but was cursed to always look 10-15 years older than she actually was.
|by Anonymous||reply 22||Last Friday at 8:52 AM|
Happy Birthday, Mom!
|by Anonymous||reply 23||Last Friday at 8:54 AM|
It turned out to be a blessing, r22....
|by Anonymous||reply 24||Last Friday at 8:55 AM|
So - she played the mother of Elvis (mentioned above), Carroll Baker R23 mentioned, Laurence Harvey, Elvis Presley, Warren Beatty & Brandon de Wilde among others.
Can you imagine THOSE folks as siblings? I would like to see that movie.....
|by Anonymous||reply 25||Last Friday at 8:56 AM|
I saw her trending and had to check, it is only her birthday
|by Anonymous||reply 26||Last Friday at 9:00 AM|
"It was a very cuntlike thing to do!"
|by Anonymous||reply 27||Last Friday at 9:00 AM|
Got to hand it to her, she’s had one of the most diverse careers and excelled in each area.
|by Anonymous||reply 28||Last Friday at 9:04 AM|
She should have done "One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest" and won the Oscar that snotterbox Patty Duke stole from her.
|by Anonymous||reply 29||Last Friday at 9:12 AM|
She's flicking her bean in the bathtub to celebrate!
|by Anonymous||reply 30||Last Friday at 9:21 AM|
She should have had another Tony and an Emmy
|by Anonymous||reply 31||Last Friday at 9:37 AM|
She also played Orson Welles' mistress in " The Long, Hot Summer"-1958 and bested his ham of performance. And she has been a classy person and actress all her life. Few actors can say the same. And I love to hear her sing. One of my favorite voices.
|by Anonymous||reply 32||Last Friday at 10:02 AM|
I wonder if she regret passing on "One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest." I bet she passed on the role because she didn't want to play another villain in a film.
|by Anonymous||reply 33||Last Friday at 10:06 AM|
She said she found the character wicked and didn't like playing someone with no redeeming features. What exactly did she think Mrs Islen was?
|by Anonymous||reply 34||Last Friday at 10:12 AM|
|by Anonymous||reply 35||Last Friday at 10:18 AM|
Well, she never played MY mother.
|by Anonymous||reply 36||Last Friday at 10:42 AM|
What's great about her is that she always looked so much more mature than her age, so by the time she got to her 50's, she almost stopped aging altogether. Even now, she looks and moves about more youthfully than many other people in her age range. Turned out to be a blessing.
And what a career. She's conquered both TV and stage and given some of the greatest performances ever. It's a shame that the movies never really knew what to do with her and I'd still love for her to have one last great film role.
|by Anonymous||reply 37||Last Friday at 11:11 AM|
Lansbury is only 6 months older than QEII, They both have aged very well.
|by Anonymous||reply 38||Last Friday at 11:47 AM|
R36, No, but I did.
|by Anonymous||reply 39||Last Friday at 12:45 PM|
In the only Broadway revival of "Mame"
|by Anonymous||reply 40||Last Friday at 12:45 PM|
Lucy wanted to do it on Broadway in '87, but Gary....
|by Anonymous||reply 41||Last Friday at 12:46 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 42||Last Friday at 1:56 PM|
Beautiful big eyes!
|by Anonymous||reply 43||Last Friday at 2:10 PM|
Jane Fonda is an amateur.
|by Anonymous||reply 44||Last Friday at 2:20 PM|
I want to see a remake of Murder She Wrote where Jessica Fletcher replays each episode, but shows us how she committed the murder and framed someone else for it.
|by Anonymous||reply 45||Last Friday at 2:25 PM|
R32 your post reminded me that she played Robert Preston's mistress in The Dark at the Top of the Stairs in 1960.
Mavis Pruitt - she was terrific!
|by Anonymous||reply 46||Last Friday at 2:40 PM|
John Simon was not a fan of her 1970 "Something for Everyone" performance:
[quote] God only knows where the notion that Miss Lansbury has class originated; perhaps her vestigial lower-middle-class English accent passes for that in our informed showbiz circles. She is, in fact, common; and her mugging, rattling-off or steam-rollering across her lines, and camping around merely make her into that most degraded thing an outre actress can decline into: a fag hag. Typically, though this Countess von Orenstein spouts the most arrogant drivel, we are to take it as Wildean wit; though she behaves like a snobbish cow, we are supposed to see her a high-strung thoroughbred.
|by Anonymous||reply 47||Last Friday at 2:41 PM|
John Simon had that Barbara Bush variety of pure meanness that is funny more than it is offensive.
|by Anonymous||reply 48||Last Friday at 2:53 PM|
I saw her in the national tour of Blithe Spirit six years ago, which she toured North America with several years after she performed it on Broadway. And, god, she was a comedic marvel -- and still -- boundless energy. I mean she had more energy than everyone else on stage, some of them almost 1/4 her age. It was my first time seeing her live. I wish I'd been old enough to have seen her Mrs. Lovett in Sweeney Todd, though I'm grateful we have it recorded for posterity.
It was a treat seeing her win her fifth Tony for the Broadway production of Blithe Spirit back in 2009. Only legends get that kind of reaction.
|by Anonymous||reply 49||Last Friday at 3:09 PM|
And a very warm welcome back home in London where she won the Olivier in 2015 for the same role.
|by Anonymous||reply 50||Last Friday at 3:11 PM|
Has Angie's character ever cussed in any of her movies, shows or plays?
|by Anonymous||reply 51||Last Friday at 3:15 PM|
Why? Would you like her to, r51?
|by Anonymous||reply 52||Last Friday at 3:17 PM|
It just seems out of character for her, r52.
|by Anonymous||reply 53||Last Friday at 3:18 PM|
R47, ironic that Simon called Lansbury common when his own background was murky and Lansbury's most decidedly was not. But that's who he was.
|by Anonymous||reply 54||Last Friday at 3:21 PM|
R51, Angela uttered the word "cunt" in the play Deuce on Broadway.
|by Anonymous||reply 55||Last Friday at 3:44 PM|
I certainly hope they gave a pre-show warning to the audience.
|by Anonymous||reply 56||Last Friday at 4:15 PM|
[quote] I saw her in the national tour of Blithe Spirit six years ago, which she toured North America with several years after she performed it on Broadway.
I had no idea she toured with the show after New York, which is where I saw it, and yes, she was extraordinary.
They changed the advertising for the tour, featuring only Lansbury's photo, whereas the NY show showed the ensemble cast. I guess they knew what was going to sell tickets (and venues like the Ahmanson in LA and the Golden Gate in SF are huge). It is also a testament to her stamina that the producers were confident she wouldn't be missing shows.
Three months, four cities at age 89. Amazing
|by Anonymous||reply 57||Last Friday at 4:24 PM|
Stamina...it's all about stamina. Look at all of the dancing she had to do in MAME at r42.
|by Anonymous||reply 58||Last Friday at 5:28 PM|
R57 - and that tour followed the mounting of that same production in the West End. In fact, most of her N. American tour cast were from the West End production.
|by Anonymous||reply 59||Last Friday at 7:47 PM|
I was lucky enough to see Angela in Sweeney Todd. One of my all-time-great theatre experiences. A very happy birthday to her -and many happy returns!
|by Anonymous||reply 60||Last Friday at 8:48 PM|
Attending a performance of Gypsy at the Colonial Theatre in Boston, the play had just begun when I suddenly realized someone was standing next to my aisle seat holding a small dog.
It was Angela, about to make her entrance. I looked up at her and she smiled and winked at me. A few minutes later, she was on stage.
|by Anonymous||reply 61||Last Friday at 10:01 PM|
A real class act, brilliant in all.
Who can forget her Salome Otterbourne?
|by Anonymous||reply 62||Last Friday at 11:58 PM|
I'd appreciate her a lot more if she wasn't so fucking full of herself.
|by Anonymous||reply 63||Last Saturday at 12:03 AM|
If I were 95 and had accomplished what she has, I'd be quite fucking full of myself.
|by Anonymous||reply 64||Last Saturday at 12:14 AM|
Wish she'd done another Murder She Wrote before William Windom died.
|by Anonymous||reply 65||Last Saturday at 12:47 AM|
I can’t picture her in a sexual way.
|by Anonymous||reply 66||Last Saturday at 1:56 AM|
R66 how about now?
|by Anonymous||reply 67||Last Saturday at 2:01 AM|
R64, I'd be proud, but not so unbelievably conceited. Humility can go a long way.
|by Anonymous||reply 68||Last Saturday at 6:42 AM|
I’d fondle her titties!
|by Anonymous||reply 69||Last Saturday at 7:05 AM|
The curtain call...
|by Anonymous||reply 70||Last Saturday at 7:16 AM|
I’ve had conversations on multiple occasions with Dame Lansbury in a variety of contexts and she has never been less than pure class; totally humble. You cunts saying she’s full of herself are full of shit. The closest thing to that she could even appear to be is filled with a sense of “Oh, my God, I’m so lucky to still be doing what I love and working with people I adore.” She’s the real deal and more. I hope she does one last movie, even if it’s a MSW coda. If the Follies movie happens, she’d be a fantastic choice for Hattie.
|by Anonymous||reply 71||Last Saturday at 7:31 AM|
Just ignore the silly twats, r71. They come to these threads only to troll and denigrate. They have nothing better to do, which is rather...
|by Anonymous||reply 72||Last Saturday at 7:35 AM|
R72 Because of the compliment or the casting?
|by Anonymous||reply 73||Last Saturday at 7:42 AM|
She’s still a horny broad.
|by Anonymous||reply 74||Last Saturday at 7:46 AM|
|by Anonymous||reply 75||Last Saturday at 7:49 AM|
the Tea Party
|by Anonymous||reply 76||Last Saturday at 8:26 AM|
An 11:00 number classic...
|by Anonymous||reply 77||Last Saturday at 8:28 AM|
Reunited with Danny...
|by Anonymous||reply 78||Last Saturday at 8:29 AM|
It's just one twit on here going on about Dame Lansbury being anything less than humble.
The new film version of Blithe Spirit looks flat and unfunny, or at least the trailer does. Serves them right for using Dench (clearly miscast) instead of Angela.
|by Anonymous||reply 79||Last Saturday at 8:37 AM|
|by Anonymous||reply 80||Last Saturday at 8:39 AM|
I’d watch her diddle her snatch.
|by Anonymous||reply 81||Last Saturday at 9:21 AM|
Just saw the 1945 "The Picture of Dorian Gray" where she plays the tragic Sibyl Vane and sings "Goodbye Little Yellow Bird". Although she is only in the first part of the movie, Dorian is constantly reminded of her throughout the movie. Hurd Hatfield who played the lead appeared 3 times on "Murder She Wrote".
|by Anonymous||reply 82||Last Saturday at 9:21 AM|
R71, Angela's comment in an interview a few years ago that "Ethel Merman couldn't act her way out of a paper bag" was unkind.
|by Anonymous||reply 83||Last Saturday at 9:29 AM|
And before some bitch corrects me, I know it’s Dame Angela, not Dame Lansbury. I was so enraged by the insults lobbed at her that I rushed to defend before proofreading.
As a mea culpa, check her out here at 90 (!) sublimely performing perhaps her most famous song, live with the composer himself, to an ecstatic audience. I was there and it was spectacular.
|by Anonymous||reply 84||Last Saturday at 9:32 AM|
She played a dreadful mother in [italic]the World of Henry Orient[/italic]. This is the most glamorous I've seen her on screen.
|by Anonymous||reply 85||Last Saturday at 9:57 AM|
Wasn’t there some story of her singing songs from Beauty and the Beast as Ashman lay dying? I can’t find it anywhere?
|by Anonymous||reply 86||Last Saturday at 11:16 AM|
r83, unkind but not untrue.
I think we get from Angela her opinion pretty unvarnished. I bet she knows she was robbed for The Manchurian Candidate, but she also knows Patty Duke gave a perfectly great performance that would have deserved to win most years, so she is classy about it. She only ever seems to express regret about Mame because she knows how dreadful Lucille Ball was.
She isn't mean-spirited, so saying Merman couldn't act is not about cutting down someone we hold up as a great actor, but saying something obvious while she praises something else (which is Merman's voice and star quality).
There's a TV Guide article from early in MSW's run which she praises guest stars who can be effective in the MSW format (which is to say play their characters "honestly" while also leaving room in the performance for the possibility they are the killer). She singled out Robert Culp and Jayne Meadows for their good work in the cosmetics episode, but openly dismissed the work of Priscilla Barnes in a horse track-themed episode, saying that Barnes didn't know how to play subtext, and so (35 year old spoiler alert) she always seems like the murderer because she couldn't play any subtlety. I can't imagine actors being so bold today, but for then, it was stating the obvious (and it was obvious Barnes was the killer).
I don't view it as unkind so much as willing to state something critical when she perceives it's already obvious.
|by Anonymous||reply 87||Last Saturday at 11:32 AM|
R87, Angela publicly criticized Barbara Walters after she made her cry on camera by bringing up her children's drug issues.
|by Anonymous||reply 88||Last Saturday at 12:07 PM|
Could Ethel Merman do this?
|by Anonymous||reply 89||Last Saturday at 12:21 PM|
r71 - remember those rumors that she was going to be on the final season of Game of Thrones. I think something like that, a small, but pivotal part on a prestige cable drama (possibly playing a villain) would have been a nice coda for her career. At this stage, I think we're past that point, though. I imagine that The Importance of Being Earnest benefit she did last year was probably her last professional engagement. Here she was waving goodbye to the audience. 💖
|by Anonymous||reply 90||Last Saturday at 12:29 PM|
[quote]One can only wish for a world where 82% of Americans were making over 400k a year.
[quote]Also, do you have no shame whatsoever? What we can't afford is liers like you in power.
[quote]Vote them out https : //iwillvote . com -- Dame Angela Lansbury News
|by Anonymous||reply 91||Last Saturday at 4:29 PM|
I assume everyone realizes that's a Twitter fan account and that Dame Angela doesn't tweet herself. That said, she comes from good, progressive stock. Her grandfather, George Lansbury, led the Labour party in the 1930s and was a big proponent of social justice and women's lib. Her father, was British socialist politician Edgar Lansbury. Anyway, it's safe to say she's not voting for Trump.
|by Anonymous||reply 92||Last Saturday at 6:02 PM|
I had no idea Angela Lansbury was originally cast in The Grand Budapest Hotel. She apparently had to drop out when production delays conflicted with the Australian tour of Driving Miss Daisy in which she starred with James Early Jones.
|by Anonymous||reply 93||Last Saturday at 6:40 PM|
"in which she starred with James Early Jones."
|by Anonymous||reply 94||Last Saturday at 6:43 PM|
Driving Miss Daisy seems like an odd choice to tour in Australia, it’s such an American play and the context would seem to be lost outside the US.
|by Anonymous||reply 95||Last Saturday at 6:44 PM|
R95, we understood The Dingo Ate My Baby in the U.S.
|by Anonymous||reply 96||Last Saturday at 6:45 PM|
R95 - I don't know about that. Driving Miss Daisy is hardly some massively complex work that only those "who were there" could understand. Not to mention, the film was a big international hit.
|by Anonymous||reply 97||Last Saturday at 6:46 PM|
It’s a play about racial and religious politics in the Deep South at a particular historical period, hardly the stuff of mass appeal.
|by Anonymous||reply 98||Last Saturday at 6:50 PM|
R95/R98 - have you been diagnosed yet?
(do we have a higher rate of aspies than other forums?)
|by Anonymous||reply 99||Last Saturday at 9:51 PM|
R98, Go tell that to the Aborigines.
|by Anonymous||reply 100||Last Saturday at 11:46 PM|
She is a bitch who knows nothing about acting, obviously.
|by Anonymous||reply 101||Last Sunday at 6:54 AM|
Both she and James Earl Jones were utterly magnificent in Driving Miss Daisy. It’s not my type of play, but their performances were simply unforgettable. Thank goodness it was filmed (and filmed well) because it is much superior to the film. It’s a shame they never brought it to Broadway because Angela would certainly have gotten Tony #6 for it.
|by Anonymous||reply 102||Last Sunday at 11:41 AM|
She couldn’t win an Emmy as the nosy old bitch on MSW?
|by Anonymous||reply 103||Last Monday at 8:07 AM|
R103, She lost repeatedly to Tyne Daly and Sharon Gless.
|by Anonymous||reply 104||Last Monday at 10:17 AM|
R104, she was called the Susan Lucci of nighttime til Susan won.
|by Anonymous||reply 105||Last Monday at 11:46 AM|
Happy Birthday bitch!
|by Anonymous||reply 106||Last Monday at 11:50 AM|
Happy Birthday bitch!
|by Anonymous||reply 107||Last Monday at 11:50 AM|
|by Anonymous||reply 108||Last Monday at 12:43 PM|
Is it wrong to want to eat out her clit?
|by Anonymous||reply 109||Last Monday at 5:39 PM|
It's wrong not to, r109!
|by Anonymous||reply 110||Last Monday at 7:19 PM|
R108, Was that before or after Mayor John Lindsay slept with Florence Henderson and gave her crabs?
|by Anonymous||reply 111||Last Monday at 7:31 PM|