Lansbury was only 17 years old when she made her film debut in the 1944 movie "Gaslight," for which she received an Academy Award nomination. 

Before becoming an actress, Lansbury worked as a clerk at a London hotel where she would often deliver food to the rooms of famous guests, including Queen Elizabeth II.

She starred in the original Broadway production of "Mame" in 1966 and won a Tony Award for her performance.

Lansbury has a star on both the Hollywood Walk of Fame and the Broadway Walk of Fame.

She appeared in three different movies with Elvis Presley: "Blue Hawaii," "The Trouble with Girls," and "Tickle Me."

Lansbury was considered for the role of Mary Poppins in the 1964 movie, but the role ultimately went to Julie Andrews.

In the 1980 movie "The Mirror Crack'd," Lansbury played a character based on Agatha Christie, who wrote the "Murder, She Wrote" novels.

Lansbury provided the voice of Mrs. Potts in the 1991 Disney animated film "Beauty and the Beast."

She is one of only a few actresses to win a Tony Award, an Academy Award, and multiple Golden Globe Awards.

Angela Lansbury was not the first choice for the role of Jessica Fletcher on "Murder, She Wrote." The producers had initially offered the role to Jean Stapleton and Doris Day, who both turned it down.

Lansbury was offered the role of Jessica Fletcher again for a reboot of "Murder, She Wrote" in 2013, but declined the offer.

Lansbury's mother, Moyna MacGill, was also an actress and appeared in numerous movies and TV shows, including "The Twilight Zone" and "The Andy Griffith Show."

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