Broadway will dim its lights in tribute to ‘Murder, She Wrote’ star Angela Lansbury
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New York City’s Broadway theaters plan to dim the lights on Saturday night in tribute to the late actress Angela Lansbury, who died this week. She was 96.
The Committee of Theatre Owners will dim the lights for one minute at 7:45 p.m. in her honor, the Broadway League stated in an announcement.
Lansbury loved an eclectic, award-winning film and stage profession, along with turning into America’s favourite TV sleuth in “Murder, She Wrote.”
“Angela Lansbury was definitely one among Broadway’s loveliest main actresses and her affect on the earth of musical theatre will endlessly dwell on,” stated Broadway League President Charlotte St. Martin. “We consider her as Broadway royalty and a member of our household, whereas recognizing that Hollywood thinks of her the identical approach.”
“Along together with her legendary profession and excellent expertise, will probably be her grace, charisma, and kindness that we’ll fondly bear in mind of the nice Angela Lansbury,” St. Martin added.
Lansbury made her Broadway debut within the 1957 play “Hotel Paradiso” and was nominated for seven Tony Awards, profitable 5 for her performances in “Mame” (1966), “Dear World” (1969), “Gypsy” (1975), “Sweeney Todd” (1979) and “Blithe Spirit” (2009).
Not but 20 years previous, Lansbury garnered her first Oscar nomination for her film debut in “Gaslight” in 1944. Her second got here the subsequent 12 months for “The Portrait of Dorian Gray,” and once more in 1962 because the mom who betrays her son and her nation in “The Manchurian Candidate.” She obtained Golden Globes for the latter two movies.
She additionally accepted an honorary Oscar in 2013 and amassed 11 Emmy nominations for her position as Jessica Fletcher in “Murder, She Wrote,” however by no means gained.
The actress was the recipient of the 2022 Special Award for Lifetime Achievement. She additionally hosted or co-hosted the Tony Awards 5 instances, greater than every other particular person.