Veteran actress Angela Lansbury on this archive edition of Fresh Air
. She's spent over 50 years in the business on stage, and in film and television. When she was 17 she debuted in Gaslight
, and was nominated for an Oscar for her portrayal of Ingrid Bergman's Cockney maid. Lansbury also played opposite Judy Garland in The Harvey Girls
, was Elvis Presley's mother in Blue Hawaii
, and the manipulative mother in The Manchurian Candidate
. On stage she starred in Mame
and was the baker of the worst pies in London in Sweeney Todd
. For twelve years she starred in the TV series, Murder, She Wrote
. (Original Broadcast Date: November 28, 2000)
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