For a Hollywood studio that was famous for being the Tiffany of movie musicals, MGM really dropped the ball on utilizing Angela Lansbury's musical skills.
The rest is Broadway history.
And can you believe that, starring in the mid 1980s, she would get about a dozen Emmy nominations for Best Actress on MURDER, SHE WROTE...but she never won? Angela Lansbury should get a special lifetime achievement Emmy. In my humble opinion.
I saw Dame Angela on stage in Sondheim's SWEENEY TODD. She was extraordinary. Come this Christmas Day, Angela Lansbury will be seen in the big, new Disney movie musical, MARY POPPINS RETURNS.