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Angela Lansbury Interview: "Iím Never Left Behind. Iím the Bionic Woman"
The Telegraph ^ | 5/22/2014 | Ariel Leve1

Posted on 05/21/2014 3:52:02 PM PDT by nickcarraway

Hollywood starlet, Broadway sensation, and television institution. Angela Lansbury has been famous for longer than she cares to remember. And at 86, she’s in no danger of taking a rest.

It’s just past lunchtime on a Friday afternoon and Angela Lansbury opens the cupboard in her compact and modern kitchen. It is stocked with HobNobs and she offers to put some on a plate while explaining why she’s going to resist. About a month ago, she woke up with a mysterious stress fracture in her right hip and now, standing in front of the open fridge, she points to the calcium beverage she’s had to constantly drink.

“I’ve put on weight from all the muscle milk,” she says, sounding alarmed. “I had to drink more than a pint — twice a day!” Whatever weight she’s gained doesn’t show. Her trim figure and lively manner betray that of a woman half her age and as she elegantly moves around her kitchen, dressed in a tailored tweed blazer and black slacks, gold earrings that match a gold brooch, it’s hard to believe that she’s nearly 87.

Lansbury has received numerous lifetime achievement awards and she’s earned them. One of Britain’s most beloved, durable and revered actors is now currently starring on Broadway in Gore Vidal’s The Best Man, eight times a week. Doesn’t she get tired? “I’m the bionic woman,” she giggles, picking up the tray with tea and biscuits and moving us into the living room to chat.

Other shows have required a lot more energy, she says, citing her performance as Madame Arcati in Noël Coward’s Blithe Spirit, as an example.

(Excerpt) Read more at telegraph.co.uk ...


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1 posted on 05/21/2014 3:52:02 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

Well let’s hope Angela, but nobody is inevitable. We all must make God sometime. Great to see her so healthy at almost 87.


2 posted on 05/21/2014 3:57:05 PM PDT by napscoordinator (Governor Scott Walker 2016 for the future of the country!)
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To: napscoordinator

Hard to believe that she was only a few years older than her “son” in The Manchurian Candidate when it filmed.


3 posted on 05/21/2014 3:59:31 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: nickcarraway
Just watched her in 1944's "Gaslight" on Sunday.

The movie is a metaphor for what Ubama is doing to us.

Bill Whittle: Gaslighting

Gaslighting is a form of mental abuse in which false information is presented with the intent of making a victim doubt his or her own memory, perception and sanity. Instances may range simply from the denial by an abuser that previous abusive incidents ever occurred, up to the staging of bizarre events by the abuser with the intention of disorienting the victim.

The term "gaslighting" comes from the play Gas Light and its film adaptations. The term is now also used in clinical and research literature.

4 posted on 05/21/2014 4:08:27 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("The more numerous the laws, the more corrupt the government." --Tacitus)
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To: nickcarraway
When she was young, she was a real doll.


5 posted on 05/21/2014 4:11:35 PM PDT by Dr. Thorne ("How long, O Lord, holy and true?" - Rev. 6:10)
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To: Dr. Thorne

Agree, reminds me a bit of Adele the British singer.


6 posted on 05/21/2014 4:12:48 PM PDT by nascarnation (Toxic Baraq Syndrome: hopefully infecting a Dem candidate near you)
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To: nickcarraway

Good for Angela. I wish her an even longer life.


7 posted on 05/21/2014 4:18:19 PM PDT by luvbach1 (We are finished. It will just take a while before everyone realizes it.)
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To: luvbach1

Lansbury is one of my favorites...she was a producer or a dirctor as well, on her show ‘Murder, She Wrote”. That 80s series has returned to television.

She is a classy lady.


8 posted on 05/21/2014 4:42:53 PM PDT by Kackikat
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To: dfwgator

“Why don’t you play a little solitaire while you’re waiting?”


9 posted on 05/21/2014 4:49:36 PM PDT by onedoug (God derived the function we discovered as mathematics)
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To: Kackikat

I’ve started watching all the old Murder She Wrote shows late at night. so much more entertaining than some of the other things offered.


10 posted on 05/21/2014 4:54:47 PM PDT by CAluvdubya (Molon Labe)
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To: Dr. Thorne

Yes, she was a doll! .......I watched an old Western movie a couple of years ago where she was the main saloon singer and dancer. She had blonde hair and wore a skimpy outfit. Very pretty and had great legs. ...Can’t recall the name of the movie, but she looked to be in her late 20s or early 30s.


11 posted on 05/21/2014 4:56:05 PM PDT by octex
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To: CAluvdubya

I watch them also...when I can. The 80s were so long ago we forget a lot of them, it’s like a new show...lol


12 posted on 05/21/2014 4:56:45 PM PDT by Kackikat
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To: Revolting cat!; JoeProBono
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13 posted on 05/21/2014 6:27:52 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (The new witchhunt: "Do you NOW, . . . or have you EVER , . . supported traditional marriage?")
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To: nickcarraway

I loved her in “Sweeney Todd.”

“Try the priest!”


14 posted on 05/21/2014 6:41:43 PM PDT by Tax-chick (You say I'm insane ... I say you're afraid.)
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To: Kackikat; CAluvdubya

I watch Murder She Wrote reruns,too. I get 2 Hallmark channels. One has made for TV Hallmark movies and reruns of the Waltons, Golden Girls, etc. And the other one has some made for TV Hallmark movies, but on Sundays they usually do reruns all day of various old “Mystery” shows. They did Murder She Wrote all day last Sunday and I saw a couple of episodes.


15 posted on 05/21/2014 6:55:51 PM PDT by Seattle Conservative (God Bless and protect our troops)
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To: All

Adore her


16 posted on 05/21/2014 7:35:34 PM PDT by patriot08 (NATIVE TEXAN (girl type))
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To: octex

A LAWLESS STREET with Randolph Scott.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0048289/?ref_=nm_flmg_act_75

We were in NYC two years ago at a play across the street from THE BEST MAN (Nice Work if You can Get it at t he Impereal theater) After the plays were over, we saw Angela Lansbury come out of the theater across the street. Then out came Candice Bergin. Out came John Larroquette, then James Earl Jones. All of them spent quite a bit of time signing autographs for the visitors.


17 posted on 05/21/2014 7:44:11 PM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar
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To: Seattle Conservative

I watched a couple of those last Sunday too. I like some of the Hallmark movies, as they are family oriented.


18 posted on 05/21/2014 8:24:06 PM PDT by Kackikat
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To: CAluvdubya

AS a night owl some of the time, it’s nice to see a few shows that aren’t ‘R’ rated.


19 posted on 05/21/2014 8:25:02 PM PDT by Kackikat
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To: nickcarraway

Angela Lansbury can’t be killed by conventional weapons.


20 posted on 05/21/2014 10:25:26 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: Ruy Dias de Bivar

Thanks for supplying the name of the movie! I was having a hard time trying to recall the name of the male star, as well.


21 posted on 05/22/2014 2:45:40 AM PDT by octex
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To: nickcarraway

I noticed, the article is from two years ago. She’s now 88 or 89 and still out there kicking...

Noticed also her Grandfather founded the labor party in Britian. Sadly, it probably says something about her politics since in the article it does say she was immersed in the theater and politics growing up.


22 posted on 05/22/2014 4:54:22 AM PDT by Old Teufel Hunden
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