The celebration features such Lansbury films as "The Harvey Girls," "National Velvet," "If Winter Comes," "The Hoodlum Saint," "Tenth Avenue Angel," "The Three Musketeers," "Kind Lady," "The Manchurian Candidate," "The Picture of Dorian Gray," "The World of Henry Orient" and "Mister Buddwing." The TCM tribute also boasts the premiere of "Private Screenings: Angela Lansbury." The hour-long interview with the singing actress airs at 8 PM ET. Lansbury chats with TCM host Robert Osborne about her "compartmentalized career," which featured work in movies, on Broadway and on television.
Perhaps best known her for work as TV sleuth Jessica Fletcher on "Murder, She Wrote," Angela Lansbury is one of the most celebrated stars of the Broadway stage. She received Tony Awards for her performances in Sweeney Todd, Gypsy, Dear World and Mame, and she also appeared on The Great White Way in Hotel Paradiso, A Taste of Honey, Anyone Can Whistle, The King and I and A Little Family Business. Her numerous film credits include "Gaslight," "The Picture of Dorian Gray" and "The Manchurian Candidate," all of which brought the actress Academy Award nominations.
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In related news, The York Theatre Company's Musical Conversations series concludes Aug. 1 with a discussion about stage and screen star Lansbury. The 7 PM chat is the fourth of four celebrating "The Leading Ladies." The series of summer talks — hosted by John Kenrick, a musical theatre lover who created Musicals101.com — also focused on Fanny Brice (July 11), Mary Martin (July 18) and Julie Andrews (July 25). Tickets, priced at $10, are available at the door. The York Theatre Company in Saint Peter's Theatre is located at 54th Street, east of Lexington Avenue. For reservations call (212) 935-5824, ext. 21.