Angela Lansbury to be remembered with Turner Classic Movies 24-hour marathon

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Angela Lansbury earned an Oscar nomination for her sinister supporting turn in the 1962 film “The Manchurian Candidate.” [MGM photo]

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.

Lansbury was a dear friend of TCM’s first host, Robert Osborne, and attended two TCM Classic Film Festivals in Hollywood.

Angela Lansbury earned an Emmy nomination for her turn as Mrs. Lovett – a role she had earned a Tony Award in on Broadway – in the telefilm adaptation of the musical “Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street.” [PBS photo]

Here is the complete schedule (all times are Eastern) for the “TCM Remembers Angela Lansbury” Nov. 21 tribute marathon:

6:15 a.m. – “National Velvet” (1944) – A British farm girl fights to train a difficult horse for the Grand National Steeplechase.

8:30 a.m. – “The Three Musketeers” (1948) – Athletic adaptation of Alexandre Dumas’ classic adventure about the king’s musketeers and their mission to protect France.

10:45 a.m. – “Tenth Avenue Angel” (1948) – A child of the tenements helps an ex-con find a new life.

Noon – “If Winter Comes” (1947) – Scandal results when a well-meaning man takes in a pregnant girl.

2 p.m. – “All Fall Down” (1962) – A young drifter’s romance with an older woman is threatened by his possessive mother.

4 p.m. – “Dear Heart” (1964) – A middle-aged postmistress falls for an engaged man during a convention in New York.

6 p.m. – “The Harvey Girls” (1946) – Straitlaced waitresses battle saloon girls to win the West for domesticity.

8 p.m. – “The Manchurian Candidate” (1962) – A Korean War hero doesn’t realize he’s been programmed to kill by the enemy.

10:15 p.m. – “Gaslight” (1944) – A newlywed fears she’s going mad when strange things start happening at the family mansion.

12:15 a.m. – “The Picture of Dorian Gray” (1945) – A man remains young and handsome while his portrait shows the ravages of age and sin.

2:15 a.m. – “Kind Lady” (1951) – A con artist and his criminal cohorts hold an old lady hostage in her own home.

3:45 a.m. – “Sweeney Todd” (1982) – The adventures of a mad barber with a penchant for cutting his customers’ throats, and his companion, a pastry chef who uses the victims’ remains as filler for meat pies.


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