By Jenny Mason
This little TV series ran for 12 seasons. That’s right from 1984 to 1996, our screens were filled with a murder mystery show that starred Angela Lansbury. The key to the success of this show (much like Law and Order) was a couple of things, lots of suspense and the fact that each episode stood on its own.
- Angela Lansbury was nominated for a total of 10 Golden Globes and 12 Emmys (she still holds a record) At 90 she is still signing up for more theatre work. She played the star role Daisy alongside James Earl Jones in Driving Miss Daisy on stage just a few years ago and as recently as last year she won an Olivier award.
- Lansbury is also related to Malcolm Turnbull (OK according to Wikipedia) but I am going to go with it. They are reportedly cousins once removed. (Lansbury was born in the UK).
- Since Murder she wrote, Angela Lansbury has been an active theatre actor- her true love. She has been around a long time and performed in many loved films and television, however it seems theatre is where her heart lies. Turning 90 has not slowed her down.