Angela Lansbury, who died Tuesday (Oct. 11) on the age of 96, by no means had a Billboard Hot 100 hit and by no means personally obtained a Grammy nomination. However, in an extended string of Broadway and film hits, she launched many songs which can be broadly identified and liked. Amongst them: “Magnificence and the Beast,” the title tune from the 1991 Disney movie of the identical identify, which received an Oscar for finest unique tune and a Grammy for tune of the 12 months.
Impressively, Lansbury obtained career-capping honorary awards from three of the 4 EGOT awards reveals. She was inducted into the TV Academy Corridor of Fame in 1996, obtained an honorary award from the Movement Image Academy in 2013 and obtained a particular Tony Award for lifetime achievement simply this 12 months. (Nothing like slicing it shut, Tonys!)
Lansbury received 4 Tony Awards for finest actress in a musical – which continues to be the document in that class – placing her forward of fellow Broadway legends Mary Martin and Gwen Verdon, with three wins every. Lansbury received for Mame, Expensive World, a revival of Gypsy and Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Avenue. What’s extra, Lansbury obtained a 1985 Emmy nomination (excellent particular person efficiency in a spread or music program) for a efficiency of Sweeney Todd on PBS’ Nice Performances.
The unique solid albums from Mame and Sweeney Todd received Grammys for what’s now known as finest musical theater album. The award for Mame went to its composer/lyricist, Jerry Herman. The award for Sweeney Todd went to its composer/lyricist, Stephen Sondheim, in addition to album producer Thomas Z. Shepard. Two of Lansbury’s different solid albums – for revivals of The King and I (1978) and A Little Evening Music (2010) – have been additionally nominated in that Grammy class.
A number of of Lansbury’s solid albums and soundtracks registered on the Billboard 200. Amongst them: Magnificence and the Beast, which reached No. 19 in 1992; Mame, which hit No. 23 in 1966; Sweeney Todd, which reached No. 78 in 1979; and Expensive World, which reached No. 128 in 1969.
Lansbury was additionally an always-welcome host of awards reveals. She hosted or co-hosted the Tony Awards 5 occasions, extra usually than anybody else, and hosted the Emmy Awards as soon as (in 1993). Lansbury obtained an Emmy nomination for the primary time she solo-hosted the Tonys (in 1987). The nod was for excellent particular person efficiency in a spread or music program.
In Lansbury’s reminiscence, listed below are only a few of her best music moments.