Season 12 Episode 913

Angela Lansbury: A Balancing Act

Aired Weekdays 8:00 PM Sep 13, 1998 on A&E
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Angela Lansbury: A Balancing Act
She is beloved by millions as the star of Murder, She Wrote, the longest-running detective series in TV history. But success has never come easy for her. Angela Lansbury has acted for fifty years and fought adversity at nearly every step. She lost her father to cancer at age 10 and barely escaped the London Blitz. When she broke into movies with MGM, she wracked up two quick Oscar® nominations before being relegated to nasty supporting roles. BIOGRAPHY® traces her long and tumultuous career through extensive clips and candid interviews with friends, family and Angela herself. See how she made the jump to the stage, finally getting to play the sexy leading lady she knew was inside her and eventually garnering four Tony® awards. But it was on TV that she had her greatest success with her 12-year turn as Jessica Fletcher. Filled with rare footage, including never-before-seen home movies of her Broadway debut, this is a memorable portrait of a woman who has seen and done it all. Buy the video at

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Peter Graves

Peter Graves

Host (1987-1994)

Harry Smith (VI)

Harry Smith (VI)

Host (1999-Present)

Jack Perkins

Jack Perkins

Host (1994-1999)

Joan Lunden

Joan Lunden

Host (2001-Present)

Fred Melamed

Fred Melamed

Announcer (1999)

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