Jessica was so clever, with an acerbic wit and a keen eye for detail, presenting her findings in a schoolmarm-y way as she solved crimes ranging from fraud to robbery to murder most foul, all within a tidy 60 minute time frame (really 47 with commercial breaks).
But Dame Angela Lansbury deserves better recognition than that. Star of stage and screen, some of her most famous roles include:
- The Picture of Dorian Gray (1945)
- The Manchurian Candidate (1962)
- Mame (1966)
- Bedknobs and Broomsticks (1971)
- Sweeney Todd (1979)
- Beauty and the Beast (1991)
Please click through to the next page to enjoy some video clips showcasing a few of Angela’s many talents and then join me in wishing her a very Happy Birthday. There’s no mystery about it – Mrs. Fletcher rules my heart.