15 of Angela Lansbury's Greatest Roles

Posted in Entertainment on Jan 17th, 2019

A Hollywood legend, Angela Lansbury has starred in dozens of films, television series and theatrical plays throughout her career. Critically acclaimed, her work has earned her multiple industry awards including six Golden Globes and five Tony Awards. For her contributions to the arts, she was given a Damme Commander medal by Queen Elizabeth II in 2014.

15. Nancy Oliver in Gaslight

At the age of nineteen, Lansbury—who had previously studied acting in London—made her big screen debut in the 1944 thriller, Gaslight. Interestingly enough, she had been offered the role after meeting the film’s screenwriter at a party. Believing her to be a good fit for one of the characters, he recommended her to the producers, who subsequently cast her as Nancy Oliver, a young, conniving maid. In the end, her performance earned her an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress.

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