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 Todd, Gypsy, Blithe 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.