October 16, 1925
London, United Kingdom
Dame Angela Brigid Lansbury, DBE (born 16 October 1925) is a British-American-Irish actress who has appeared in theatre, television and film. Her career has spanned seven decades, much of it in the United States, and her work has attracted international attention. Lansbury was born to an upper middle-class family in central London, the daughter of actress Moyna Macgill and politician Edgar Lansbury. To escape the Blitz, in 1940 she moved to the United States with her mother and two younger brothers, and studied acting in New York City.