ANGELA LANSBURY has enjoyed a career without precedent, spanning more than half-a-century, during which she has flourished, first as a star of motion pictures, then as a four-time Tony Award-winning Broadway musical star (she won the fourth for the role of Mrs. Lovett in Sweeney Todd in 1979), and most recently as the star of Murder, She Wrote, the longest running detective drama series in the history of television.
In 1982 she was inducted into the Theater Hall of Fame. In 1992 she received the Silver Mask for Lifetime Achievement from the British Academy of Film and Television Arts. In 1994 she was named a Commander of the British Empire by Queen Elizabeth II. In 1996 she was inducted into the T.V. Hall of Fame, and in 1997 she was given a Lifetime Achievement award from the Screen Actors Guild. She has been nominated for 16 Emmy Awards (twelve for Murder, She Wrote). She has won six Golden Globe Awards (four for Murder, She Wrote) and has been nominated for an additional eight. In September 1997 President Clinton presented her with the National Medal of the Arts. In December of 2000, Angela was recipient of a Kennedy Center Honor in Washington, D.C.