Tributes poured in for Lady Angela Lansbury following her death at 96.
The actress, who starred in the TV series “Murder,” wrote, Died peacefully in his sleep at home in Los Angeles Her family said earlier Tuesday.
Born in London, she won five Tony Awards for her Broadway performance, was nominated for three Oscars, and received an honorary Oscar in 2013 for her lifetime achievement in film.
Her passing was met with plenty of tributes and praise from stars across the industry for her acting talent.
American actress and Orange Is the New Black star Uzo Aduba calls her a “stage icon.”
She tweeted: “She poured so much love into each of us.
“Idol on stage, and legend in so many media, but we all know…she’s always been one of us.”
“Frozen” actor Josh Gad said Mrs Angela’s work “touched four generations”.
He tweeted: “It’s rare for one person to touch generations and create work that defines decade after decade. Angela Lansbury is that artist.”
Jason Alexander, who appeared in Seinfeld, praised her as “one of the most versatile, talented, graceful, kind, witty, wise, graceful ladies I have ever met”.
“Her enormous contribution to art and the world will live on forever,” he added.
Actor Harvey Fierstein tweeted: “Angela Lansbury – my darling she is everything!”
Catherine Zeta-Jones, who starred alongside Lady Angela in the Broadway musical Serenade, said their time together will “always be one of the joys of my life”.
Disney Animation Studios tweeted: “We join the world in mourning Disney legend Angela Lansbury for bringing such incredible beauty to Lady Potts in Beauty and the Beast. Warmth and character. Her unforgettable performance will forever be a classic.”
Playwright Paul Rudnick said Mrs Angela “provided the most wonderful, irreplaceable joy” and was “loved as a person and as an actor, and managed to be approachable, charismatic, and Heartbreak.”
West End star Elaine Page said Mrs Angela was “one of the last golden years of Hollywood stardom and a Broadway and West End icon”.
Author Rebecca Makkai writes: “One thing you should know: In September 1987, Angela Lansbury headlined a show packed with 2,400 people in Chicago theaters for AIDS research. Fundraising. This was Chicago’s first major AIDS benefit, and it raised $1 million.”
Lady Angela’s family’s ties to senior politicians
Angela Lansbury, the Dame of the American TV crime drama, has strong family ties to senior British politicians, including top Conservative Party leader Penney Mordout and the former Labour leader.
Mrs Angela, a cousin of the grandmother of the North MP for Portsmouth, came close to reaching the last two of the Conservative leadership race this year and is now the leader of the House of Commons.
But the Hollywood star is best known in politics as the granddaughter of George Lansbury, who was Labour leader from 1932 to 1935, when he was succeeded by Clement Attlee.
Lady Angela’s father, Edgar Lansbury, was also a prominent politician and supporter of feminists. A member of the Communist and Labour parties, he served as Mayor of Poplar and was jailed for a rebellion against illegal charges.
George Lansbury was first elected to Parliament in 1910, but resigned in 1912 to fight for women’s suffrage – a cause Penny Mordott would have sanctioned – in public. He was also briefly imprisoned after supporting suffragette activism.
Lansbury was a Christian pacifist, originally a radical Liberal who became leader of the Labour Party after the fall of Ramsay Macdonald’s National Government, which was deeply divided, but he never served as the party leader. Leaders have participated in elections.
He was ousted after a failed meeting with Ernest Bevin at the 1935 Labour Party conference over defence policy and opposition to fascism.
Mrs Angela said in a 1998 interview: “My grandfather was a very important figure in my childhood. He was an extraordinary man who won the admiration and love of the British labour movement he led because he was one of the most Charming character, a very kind and down-to-earth man. He never drank, never smoked.”
Further afield, former Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull revealed that Mrs Angela was his cousin. He tweeted a photo of the pair at the Sydney Theatre, writing: “The first time you dazzled me was when I was 4 and you were Aunt Angela making a movie in Australia.” In the past few years, we always had the topic of politics and entertainment. and laugh. Rest in peace, dear Angie. “