Angela Lansbury Is Now Dame Angela


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This week has been a great week if your name happens to be Angela Lansbury, though now we have to call her Dame Angela Lansbury.

On Tuesday, April 15, Lansbury was at Windsor Castle where Queen Elizabeth II made her a Dame. The honor was bestowed upon Lansbury for her charity work and her acting career that has spanned most of her lifetime.

"It is a very proud day for me to be recognised by the country of my birth, and to meet the Queen under these circumstances is a rare and lovely occasion," said Lansbury of the occasion.

Now a Dame Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (DBE), Lansbury was previously known as a Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (CBE).

Lansbury was born in the UK, but moved to the United States after her father died during World War II.

While many may recognize the new Dame from her work as crime writer-turned-amateur sleuth Jessica Fletcher on Murder, She Wrote, Lansbury has also appeared in Bedknobs and Broomsticks, The Manchurian Candidate (1962), and voiced Mrs. Potts in the animated classic Beauty and the Beast.

Dame Angela's acting work doesn't stop with the small and big screens. Lansbury is currently reprising her role as Madame Arcati in Noel Coward’s Blithe Spirit on the London stage.

Lansbury was awarded an honorary Oscar last year after being nominated for an Oscar three times, including for her debut role in the 1944 film Gaslight.

"[The Oscar] is for my work in motion pictures and this is for the overall accomplishments of my life as an actress. It has afforded me the joy of working in America and also in England a great deal," said Lansbury.

Many took to Twitter to congratulate the new Dame.

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