Angela Lansbury Biography

Updated On Feb 09, 2019 Published On Oct 05, 2015
Facts of Angela Lansbury
Date of Birth: 1925 , October-16
Birth Nation: United Kingdom
Height: 5 Feet 8 Inch
Name Angela Lansbury
Birth Name Dame Angela Brigid Lansbury
Nationality English-Irish-American
Birth Place/City London, United Kingdom
Ethnicity White
Profession Actress
Net Worth $70 million
Eye Color Brown
Married Yes but divorced
Married to Peter Shaw (m. 1949–2003), Richard Cromwell (m. 1945–1946)
Children Anthony Pullen Shaw, Deidre Angela Shaw
Movies Gaslight, The Manchurian Candidate
TV Show Great Performances, Little Women
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Angela Lansbury, born as Dame Angela Brigid Lansbury, is a renowned actress from the United Kingdom. She is also an established singer and she has sung a number of songs. Besides, she is also popular all over the world for portraying her role in the movie named The Manchurian Candidate.

Early Life & Education

Angela Lansbury was born on October 16, 1925, in an upper-class family, in Regent’s Park, London, the United Kingdom. She is English and belongs to white ethnicity.

Interested in music and acting, she began self-educating herself acting and music, referring to books, arts, and cinema. Later, studied formal acting classes at the Webber Douglas School of Singing and Dramatic Art in Kensington, West London. She also briefly learned music at the Ritman School of Dancing prior to joining Webber Douglas School.

Just at the of 9, she had to suffer her father's death because of stomach cancer.  

Unsuccessful Marriages, Divorce, & Children

Angela Lansbury is married twice in her life. Her first married life is dissolved and her second husband died an unfortunate death in 2003. She was first married to Richard Cromwell in 1945. But their married life didn't last long and they got divorced the following year.

She remained single for a few years and again tied the knot to Peter Shaw in 1949. Their marriage soon faced an abrupt end with his death in 2003. They also have two children together, Anthony Pullen Shaw, Deidre Angela Shaw.

What is her net worth?

As of 2019, Angela owns a net worth of around $70 million. Well, with a number o appearance on stage, movies, and TV shows, her wealth is pretty obvious.

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Angela Lansbury facts on timeline

Born in Regent’s Park, London

October 16 , 1925

Angela Lansbury was from the upper class family born as Angela Brigid Lansbury in Regent’s Park, London, United Kingdom to parents of diverse descent. She is English and is white. Like her, her mother was also an actress.

Married to Richard Cromwell

September 27 , 1945

Angela Lansbury is a married woman but not anymore as her first married life is dissolved. She was first married to Richard Cromwell. But their married life didn't last that long and they got divorced the following year.

Divorced with her first husband

September 11 , 1946

She was first married to Richard Cromwell. They got married in 1945 and she was really happy to be married for the first time in her happy and she also expressed it as her happiest day in her life. But it didn't last long as they got divorced the following year.

Married to Peter Shaw

August 12 , 1949

After her first divorced, she remained singe for few years and again bonded into the married life with Peter Shaw. They also have two children together but in 2003 after being together for more than five decades he died. 

Her husband died

January 29 , 2003

2003 brought a bad news in her life. She was married to Peter Shaw back in 1949 but their 50 years of married life came to an end in 2003 after her loving husband died an unfortunate death that year.

Joined South Hampstead High School

1934

She received her formal education from South Hampstead High School. While she was there she was a good student and it was the same place where she began her interest in acting. She also used to take part in several school shows. 

Began her acting career

1942

Angela Lansbury dreamed of acting since her childhood days, she began her acting career since 1942 and till now she is actively involved in her acting profession. During her early days, she played her role in the The Way of the World.

Graduated from acting school

1942

Angela Lansbury dreamed of acting since her childhood days, so she went on pursing her acting dreams by taking acting classes. She took her first acting classes back in 1940 and she finally completed her acting classes in 1942.

First child, Anthony Peter Shaw

January 7 , 1952

She became mother for the first time in her life in 1952 after being married with Peter Shaw. She gave birth to her second child, Anthony Peter Shaw on 7th of January. The father of her child was her second husband, Peter Shaw.

Second child, Deirdre Ann Shaw

August 1 , 1953

It just took a year for her to become the mother of her second child. She gave birth to her second child,  Deirdre Ann Shaw on 1st of August 1953. The father of her child was her second husband, Peter Shaw.

Won Academy Awards, USA

2014

Academy Awards, USA is also one of the prestigious awards in Hollywood. She has also been honored with this award once but it was recently in 2014. She got her first nomination in this award 1945 and that was from her role in Gaslight. 

Won Golden Globes, USA

1946

She has been nominated in Golden Globes, USA for more than dozen times in her life and from these nominations she has been honored six times. She was first nominated in this award back in 1946 and that was for Best Supporting Actress.

Won Grammy Awards

1993

She has also been honored by the Grammy Awards. She was first nominated in this award in 1993 and that was in Album of the Year and Best Recording for Children. She won this award from her later nomination.