Broadway to turn off lights in honor of ‘Murder, She Wrote’ star Angela Lansbury


New York’s Broadway theaters plan to turn off their lights Saturday evening in honor of the late actress Angela Lansbury, who died this week. He was 96 years old.

The Theater Owners Committee will turn off the lights for a minute at 7:45 p.m. in his honor, the Broadway League said in a statement.

Lansbury enjoyed an eclectic and award-winning film and stage career, as well as being America’s favorite TV detective in “Murder, She Wrote.”

“Angela Lansbury was without a doubt one of Broadway’s most beloved actresses, and her impact on the world of musical theater will remain forever,” said Broadway League President Charlotte St. by Martin “We consider him Broadway royalty and a member of our family, while acknowledging that Hollywood thinks of him.”

“Along with her legendary career and outstanding talent, it will be her grace, charisma and kindness that will fondly remember the great Angela Lansbury,” St. Martin added.

Lansbury made his Broadway debut in the 1957 play “Hotel Paradiso” and was nominated for seven Tony Awards, winning five for “Mame” (1966), “Dear World” (1969), “Gypsy” (1975), “Sweeney Todd.” (1979) and “Blithe Spirit” (2009).

Not yet 20 years old, Lansbury earned her first Oscar nomination in 1944 for her film debut in “Gaslight.” The second was the following year with the film “The Portrait of Dorian Gray”, and again in 1962 as her son and the mother who betrays him. his country in “The Manchurian Candidate.” He received Golden Globes for these last two films.

She also accepted an honorary Oscar in 2013 and collected 11 Emmy nominations for her role as Jessica Fletcher in “Murder, She Wrote,” but never won.

The actor received the 2022 Special Lifetime Achievement Award. He also hosted the Tony Awards five times, more than anyone else.