Angela Lansbury dies at 96

Dame Angela Lansbury, who gained international fame as the star of the US TV crime series Murder, She Wrote, has died at the age of 96.

His three-time Oscar nominee had a career spanning eight decades in film, theater and television.

Born in 1925, she was one of the last surviving stars of the Golden Age of Hollywood cinema.

Her family said in a statement that Dame Angela died in her sleep just five days before her 97th birthday.

The family said: "The children of Dame Angela Lansbury are saddened to announce

That his mother died peacefully in her sleep at home in Los Angeles."

You will be surprised to know that a Hollywood executive saw him at a party in 1942.

And then in 1944 she got her first role as a maid in the 1944 film Gaslight, based on the play of the same name.

It earned her an Oscar nomination for Best Supporting Actress for her role in