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Welcome to Stars On Suspense, presenting legends of Hollywood in "radio's outstanding theater of thrills." For twenty years, Suspense presented some of the greatest mysteries and thrillers on radio - legendary plays like "Sorry, Wrong Number," "The Hitch-Hiker," and "The House in Cypress Canyon." During its long radio run, Suspense attracted some of the biggest names in Hollywood to its microphones to play the hunter and the hunted, heroes and villains, and victims and killers. 

Each week, tune in for a new podcast episode spotlighting a star of stage, screen, or radio in old time radio mysteries that are "well calculated to keep you in Suspense!"

Happy Birthday, Angela Lansbury

Oct 16, 2017

Angela Lansbury, five-time Tony Award winner and three time Oscar nominee, was born October 16, 1925. She has enjoyed a long and successful career on stage, screen, and television, and she's still going strong. Generations of fans know her from her celebrated stage work (Sweeney ToddGypsyBlithe Spirit, and so many more), her films (including what is arguably her best performance as the cold and calculating Mrs. Iselin in The Manchurian Candidate - the performance that earned her a third Oscar nomination), and her voice, perhaps most memorably when she sang the title song of Disney's Beauty and the Beast. And to a child of the 80s and a mystery fan like yours truly, she will forever be best-selling author and amateur sleuth Jessica Fletcher in Murder, She Wrote.

In honor of her birthday, here is “A Thing of Beauty," a May 29, 1947 episode of Suspense starring Angela Lansbury.  This twisty tale features Hans Conried and Cathy Lewis in the supporting cast.