Angela Lansbury Fast Facts

Angela Lansbury arrives for the formal artist's dinner for the Kennedy Center Honors on December 4, 2010 in Washington, D.C.

(CNN)Here is a look at the life of Angela Lansbury, an actress best known for her role in TV's "Murder, She Wrote."

Personal:
Birth date:
October 16, 1925
Birth place: London, England
    Birth name: Angela Brigid Lansbury
    Father: Edgar Lansbury, businessman
    Mother: Moyna (McGill; also seen as MacGill) Lansbury, actress
    Marriages: Peter Shaw (August 12, 1949-January 29, 2003, his death); Richard Cromwell (September 1945-August 1946, divorced)
    Children: with Peter Shaw: Deirdre Angela, Anthony Peter, David (stepson)
    Other Facts:
    Nominated for seven Tony Awards and won five.
    Nominated for 18 Emmy Awards with no wins; 12 of them were for her role of Jessica Fletcher, murder-solving novelist, on "Murder, She Wrote."
    Nominated for three Academy Awards with no wins.
    Holds the record for youngest actress with two Academy Award nominations (by age 20).
    Timeline:
    1940 -
    Moves from England to the United States.
    1943 - Is given a seven-year contract with MGM.
    1951 - Becomes a US citizen.
    1966 - Tony Award winner for Best Actress (Musical) for "Mame."
    1969 - Tony Award winner for Best Actress (Musical) for "Dear World."
    1975 - Tony Award winner for Best Actress (Musical) for "Gypsy."
    1979 - Tony Award winner for Best Actress (Musical) for "Sweeney Todd."
    1984-1996 - Plays mystery writer Jessica Fletcher, in "Murder, She Wrote" on CBS.
    November 1988 - Releases a fitness video, "Angela Lansbury's Positive Moves: A Personal Plan for Fitness and Well-Being at Any Age."
    1991 - Sings the Oscar-winning song, "Beauty and the Beast."
    September 1993 - Hosts the Emmy Awards.
    1996 - Wins a Screen Actors Guild Lifetime Achievement Award.
    2000 - Receives Kennedy Center Honors.
    2009 - Tony Award winner for Best Actress (Featured Role - Play) for "Blithe Spirit."
    November 16, 2013 - Lansbury is presented the Governor's Award by the Board of Governors of the Academy of Motion PIcture Arts and Sciences.
    December 30, 2013 - The New Year Honours 2014 list is published, naming Lansbury an honorary dame of the British Empire for her work in drama, charitable work and philanthropy.