Murder, She Wrote star Angela Lansbury who spilled the magic on screen for nearly eight decades has passed away at the age of 96. She died peacefully in her sleep at her Los Angeles home. The legendary superstar was noted for her work across film, stage, and television.
Throughout her career as an actress, Angela was well-known for her performance in the TV show Murder, She Wrote, which ran for a total of 12 seasons. She played the role of Jessica Fletcher in the hit CBS series.
Along with this, Lansbury also starred in several movies such as Gaslight, National Velvet, and The Picture of Dorian Gray. She also voiced characters for Disney’s Beauty and the Beast (1991) and Don Bluth’s Anastasia (1997).
Apart from being successful in the entertainment world, Lansbury was a mom to three kids, including a stepson. Continue reading further to dive deep into the personal life of Angela Lansbury.
Angela Lansbury’s personal life explored
Back in the day, the Broadway star Angela Lansbury got married twice. At first, she tied the knot with Young Mr. Lincoln actor Richard Crowell in an intimate ceremony in the year 1945. At that point, she was 19 years old and he was 35 years old. The pair got divorced a year later but they continued to remain friends until his death in 1960.
Then, Angela moved on in her life and went on to marry actor and producer Peter Shaw in 1949. The couple was together for a total of 54 years until Shaw passed away in 2003. They brought up three children together.
Angela’s second marriage lasted a lot longer than her first one. After getting married to Shaw, she became a stepmom to his son from a previous marriage. Soon afterward, Angela and Peter welcomed their first child together, son Andrew into the world in 1952. Their second child together, daughter Deirdre joined them earthside next year.
David Charles Shaw
David Charles Shaw was Angela Lansbury’s stepson. She welcomed David into her life after she got married to Peter Shaw in the year 1949. He was born in California. He is the biological child of Peter and his former partner Mercia Squires.
When Peter and Angela walked down the aisle, David was only five years old. As per his IMDB profile, he is very well known for his work as a production manager and producer. Apart from this, he also worked with his stepmom on the popular CBS hit series Murder, She Wrote.
David is most noted for his work on the 1999 film The Unexpected Mrs. Pollifax. The movie starred Angela Lansbury, Paul Birchard, Ed Bishop, Thomas Ian Griffith, Patricia Martin, and Todd Boyce in pivotal roles.
David tied the knot with The Dukes of Hazzard actress Catherine Bach in the year 1976. The former couple’s marriage couldn’t pass the test of true love and they got divorced in 1981. The pair did not have any children together.
Anthony Pullen Shaw
Angela gave birth to her and Peter’s first child, Anthony Pullen Shaw together on January 7, 1952. Anthony was born in Los Angeles nearly three years after his parents’ marriage. Just like his famous mom and dad, he decided to pursue a career in Hollywood.
According to Anthony’s IMDB page, he is a director and actor by profession who is well noted for his work on The Spy Who Loved Me, A Bridge Too Far, North Sea Hijack, and The Martian Chronicles. At this point in time, he is 70 years old.
When we ponder over the personal life of Anthony Pullen Shaw, he is a married man. He has been happily married to his wife, Lee Speer Webster, since the year 1980. The couple raised three kids together, Ian Lansbury, 33, Peter John Shaw, 39, and Katherine Shaw, 37.
Let us tell you an interesting fact, Anthony’s three kids, Ian, Peter, and Katherine are the only grandkids of the Till the Clouds Roll By star Angela Lansbury. Both of Anthony’s siblings do not have any children of their own.
Deirdre Angela Shaw
Deirdre Angela Shaw is the only daughter of Angela Lansbury and her husband Peter Shaw. The couple welcomed their second child, daughter Deirdre Angela Shaw, together just a little over a year after their son Anthony was born. As of this moment, she is 69 years old.
Angela and Peter’s daughter Deirdre Angela Shaw joined them earthside on April 26, 1953. Unlike the rest of her family members who pursued a career in the world of entertainment, she decided to carve a different path for herself.
Deirdre stepped into the world of restaurants. It has been reported that she and her husband Enzo Battarra, opened their own Italian restaurant that went by the name of Enzo & Angela.
Although, it seems like the pair’s restaurant has since closed. In the past, the pair even made an Instagram profile for their Italian restaurant Enzo & Angela. As of now, it has only 106 posts on the feed.
Up until now, there are more than 6k followers on the Instagram page of Enzo & Angela. The Instagram bio of the page reads, “True homemade Italian cuisine�, �Facebook Menu $69 for 2 people�”
When we scrolled through the Instagram feed of the Italian restaurant’s account, we found a series of stunning pictures of several dishes, and a couple of snaps of Angela Lansbury and her friends and family as well.
In an Instagram post shared on July 5, 2017, Angela and her loved ones can be seen having a good time. “Happy 4 of July. From Enzo & Angela,” they wrote alongside the slideshow of pictures.
The last post was shared on the Instagram account of the food outlet in the year 2019. It was a snap of a Baked chicken roll stuffed with zucchini and smoked scamorza cheese on a bed of cream of zucchini and little kisses of beetroot.
We must say Angela Lansbury was a doting mom to her three kids. We send our deepest condolences to all the friends and family of Hollywood superstar Angela Lansbury during this hard time. Sending love, light, and strength to all of her three kids. Don’t forget to stay tuned with us for the latest updates from the world of showbiz.
so sorry to here of angelas passing she was a great actress! loved murder she wrote i still watch the repeats
Angela Landsbury has been my idol most my older years. I have been thinking about her and watching Murder she wrote. When i heard of her death it made me so sad. I shed afews tear and stayed awake all night thinking of her. Rest in peace dear Angela . Her fan . wilma jean..