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TCM Remembers Angela Lansbury
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Dame Angela Lansbury, who passed away Oct. 11 at age 96, will be celebrated by TCM today with a 24-hour marathon of some of the legendary actor’s most memorable films. The lineup begins with her second movie, National Velvet (1944), featuring Lansbury in a supporting performance alongside Elizabeth Taylor and Mickey Rooney. That’s followed by 1948’s The Three Musketeers (pictured), with Lansbury as France’s Queen Anne in an adaptation of Alexandre Dumas’ classic; the 1948 drama Tenth Avenue Angel; If Winter Comes (1947), co-starring Walter Pidgeon, Deborah Kerr and Janet Leigh in an early role; All Fall Down (1962), a John Frankenheimer-directed drama headlined by Eva Marie Saint and Warren Beatty; Dear Heart (1964), a comedy/drama starring Glenn Ford and Geraldine Page; the 1946 Judy Garland-led musical The Harvey Girls; The Manchurian Candidate (1962), Frankenheimer’s thriller with Lansbury delivering a chillingly villainous, Best Supporting Actress Oscar-nominated performance; Gaslight (1944), Lansbury’s first film, which also earned her a Best Supporting Actress nod; The Picture of Dorian Gray (1945),
which netted Lansbury her second consecutive Supporting Actress nomination; the 1951 film noir Kind Lady; and Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
(1982), a filmed performance of the famed musical that aired as part of PBS’ Great Performances and earned Lansbury an Emmy nomination.