WEEK IN WOMEN: TCM’s 24-hour Angela Lansbury movie marathon – Brandy McDonnell reports

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Turner Classic Movies will celebrate the life and career of the late, great Angela Lansbury with a 24-hour programming tribute on Nov. 21.

Lansbury, who died Oct. 11 just days before her 97th birthday, began her movie career with an Oscar nomination for best supporting actress in 1944’s Gaslight. She went on to act in more than 50 movies, earning additional Academy Award nominations for her supporting turns in 1945’s The Picture of Dorian Gray and 1962’s The Manchurian Candidate.
The London native also starred in beloved family-friendly films like Beauty and the Beast, Bedknobs and Broomsticks and Nanny McPhee.

She received an honorary Oscar in 2014 “for her extravagant achievements.”

Along with her film work, Lansbury earned six Tony Awards for her work on Broadway and received 18 Emmy Award nominations, most of them for her role as Jessica Fletcher in the long-running television show Murder, She Wrote.

The British-American-Irish performer continued working over nine decades, most recently in the movie sequel Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery, which debuted in September at the Toronto International Film Festival. Glass Onion will show in theaters Nov. 23-29 ahead of its global Netflix debut on Dec. 23. Continue reading on THE WEEK N WOMEN.

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Brandy McDonnell

Brandy McDonnell writes features and reviews movies, music, events and the arts for The Oklahoman, Oklahoma's statewide newspaper, and NewsOK.com, the state's largest news Web site. Raised on a farm near Lindsay, Okla., she started her journalism career in seventh grade, when she was elected reporter for her school's 4-H Club. Taking her duties seriously, she began submitting stories to The Lindsay News, and worked for the local weekly through high school. She attended Oklahoma State University, where she worked for The Daily O'Collegian and earned her journalism degree with honors. She worked for three years at small Oklahoma dailies The Edmond Sun and Shawnee News-Star. In 2002, she joined The Oklahoman as a features reporter, writing about movies, the arts, events, families and nonprofits. She moved to The Oklahoman's entertainment desk in 2007. In 2004, she won a prestigious Journalism Fellowship in Child & Family Policy from the University of Maryland's Philip Merrill College of Journalism. Along with her membership in AWFJ, she also is a founding member of the Oklahoma Film Critics Circle. Brandy writes The Week In Women blog for AWFJ.org.