Angela Lansbury, most recently on Broadway in Michael Wilson's revival of Gore Vidal's The Best Man, celebrates her 87th birthday Oct. 16. Playbill.com offers a look back at her most memorable performances over the last 50+ years.
Lansbury made her Broadway debut in 1957's
Hotel Paradiso. She worked consistently on Broadway through the 1960s and 1970s, taking on such roles as Cora Hoover Hooper in
Anyone Can Whistle, Rose in
Gypsy, Mame Dennis in
Mame, Anna in
The King and I and Mrs. Lovett in
Following a nearly 25-year hiatus, she returned to the Great White Way in the 2007 production of Terrence McNally's
Deuce. Lansbury was last on Broadway as Mrs. Sue-Ellen Gamadge in Gore Vidal's election-time comedy
The Best Man.