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STAGE TUBE: Angela Lansbury Talks BLITHE SPIRIT, Her Career & More on TAVIS SMILEY

Angela Lansbury recently stopped by PBS' TAVIS SMILEY to talk with the host on her career and returning, at age 89, to the role that won her a Tony in BLITHE SPIRIT. Check out her interview below!

Lansbury has enjoyed a career spanning over 70 years in film, stage and television. Winner of five Tony Awards, she made her Broadway debut in 1957 playing Bert Lahr's wife in "Hotel Paradiso" which opened its pre-Broadway tryout on March 16, 1957, at the National Theatre in Washington, D.C. where she will return 58 years later during the final two weeks of the North American tour of Noel Coward's "Blithe Spirit." In 1960, she returned to Broadway as Joan Plowright's mother in Shelagh Delaney's "A Taste of Honey." She starred in her first musical, "Anyone Can Whistle" in 1964, and in 1966 she triumphed as "Mame," winning her first Tony. She won Tonys for "Dear World" (1968), "Gypsy" (1974) and "Sweeney Todd" (1979). After a 23-year hiatus, she returned to Broadway in 2007 starring in Terrence McNally's "Deuce." In 2009 she won her fifth Tony Award as Madame Arcati in Noe?l Coward's "Blithe Spirit," which was followed in 2010 by her performance as Madame Armfeldt in Stephen Sondheim's classic "A Little Night Music" and Gore Vidal's classic "The Best Man" (2012). In 2013, she appeared in the highly acclaimed Australian tour of Alfred Uhry's play "Driving Miss Daisy," also starring James Earl Jones andBoyd Gaines. It was so successful that it was filmed as a live theatre performance and was released in movie theatres worldwide earlier this year.




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