Angela Lansbury Honored as a Dame by Queen Elizabeth

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Friday, 18 Apr 2014 10:21 AM

By Clyde Hughes

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Angela Lansbury, a three-time Oscar nominee, was recognized as a dame by Queen Elizabeth at Windsor Castle on Tuesday.

Best known for her role as Jessica Fletcher on the television series "Murder, She Wrote," Lansbury was honored for her lifetime of acting and charity work.

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"To meet the Queen under these circumstances is a rare and lovely occasion," Dame Angela, 88, said, according to the BBC.

Lansbury, who was nominated for the Best Supporting Actress Academy Award in 1945, 1946, and 1962 and given an honorary Oscar this year, recently returned to the London stage for the first time in nearly 40 years in "Blithe Spirit."

"Blithe Spirit," which hit the stage last month, has received rave reviews.

She said being named a dame was a completely different honor.

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

Lansbury was joined by her son, his wife, and her niece at the ceremony.

She joins a select group of acting dames, including Judi Dench and Maggie Smith. Lansbury already has a CBE, or Commander of the British Empire.

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Lansbury starred in critically-acclaimed "Murder, She Wrote" from 1984 to 1996 and won four Golden Globes (1985, 1987, 1990, and 1992) for Best Actress in a Drama Series. "Murder, She Wrote" captured the Best Drama Golden Globe in 1985 and 1986. 

NBC is working on a reboot for "Murder, She Wrote," and Oscar-winner Octavia Spencer is expected to lead it. Lansbury has previously said she thinks calling the reboot "Murder, She Wrote" is a mistake.

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