Angela Lansbury, the iconic 88-year-old British actress, is to be honored in New York in September by the American Theatre Wing. The annual Gala is set to take place on September 15 at the renowned Plaza Hotel in Manhattan.
The hosts of the star studded annual show will be CeCe Black, Anki Leeds and Howard Stringer. Angela Lansbury herself is no stranger to the American Theatre Wing, having been a board trustee since 2010.
Heather Hitchens, the executive director of the American Theatre wing, said in a statement on Tuesday: “Angela Lansbury’s contributions to the American theatre are incalculable and her advocacy on behalf of the wing unmatched. We are incredibly honored to pay tribute to all that she has done to elevate the art form that we care so deeply about.”
In a recent interview with the British Telegraph publication Lansbury spoke about life at 88: “I’ve never been particularly aware of my age. It’s like being on a bicycle – I just put my foot down and keep going. I never look at my face and think ‘God, you’re getting old’ or think of running out of steam,” she said.
Angela Lansbury also spoke about the fact that her vitality for life is down to her uncanny self-discipline, which, according to Lansbury, is the secret to her success: “I lead a very regimented life. I take excruciating care of myself: I take a lot of vitamins, get enough sleep, don’t drink apart from a glass of wine occasionally. I have to watch food otherwise I blow up like a balloon. I am boringly good, you know,” she said.
The Inqusitr reported on January 23 about the recent remake of Murder She Wrote which was set to run on NBC:
Angela Lansbury has said officially that she is happy that NBC decided to scrap their idea of re-making Murder, She Wrote, which would have starred Octavia Spencer. Lansbury was open about the fact that she thought the reboot was a bad idea all along.
Lansbury is no stranger on the awards scene. Previously, she has won five Tony Awards, six Golden Globes and has been nominated for numerous other industry awards, including the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress on three occasions.
And, is that were not enough, Angela has received various Primetime Emmy Awards on eighteen occasions. On November 16, 2013, Lansbury received an Honorary Oscar after seventy years’ work in the motion picture industry.