7 iconic performances from Dame Angela Lansbury’s incredible career

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92 wonderful years…

An icon of both stage, screen and deserving of legendary status, there’s very little that hasn’t already been said about Dame Angela Lansbury across her career that spans seven decades.

Today, as we celebrate her 92nd birthday, we look back at some of her most iconic, memorable and hilarious moments through her lengthy and rather illustrious career.

SO — are you ready for an overload of Dame A? Let’s go…

A role that pushed her to international fame, Dame Angela brought audiences to their feet in Gypsy…

What about her time on Broadway as Mrs Lovett in Sweeney Todd…

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A throwback to 1959 and the 31st Annual Academy Awards.

Dame Angela performed alongside Joan Collins and Dana Wynter.

Who could forget her glorious golden gown from Mame?

But what about life as an icon? Or a gay icon at that? During an interview with us here at GT, we asked the lady herself about life in the glittering spotlight…

“Mame, a part that I played. She was every gay persons idea of glamour and her attitudes coincided with every young mans ideals of beauty and glory. It was lovely and I’m very proud that I’m a gay icon.”

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Admit it — who doesn’t know all the lyrics to Nobody’s Problems from Bedknobs and Broomsticks?

Last year, Dame Angela was awarded her very first Olivier Award for her appearance in Blithe Spirit.

Throwback to her performance at the awards in a very personal tribute to Sondheim. Dame Angela sings Liaisons.

And most recently seen performing live at a certain special event… *screams*

Of course, there’s moments throughout her career that we’ve adored but haven’t included here – but with so many treasured roles on screen, stage and as a gay icon, we sadly couldn’t fit them all in.

Now, anyone for a party? Champagne for all!

Happy Birthday, Dame Angela Lansbury!



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