Angela Lansbury, ‘Murder She Wrote’ star, dies at 96


              FILE - Angela Lansbury poses for a portrait during press day for "Blithe Spirit" in Los Angeles on Dec. 16, 2014. Lansbury, the big-eyed, scene-stealing British actress who kicked up her heels in the Broadway musicals “Mame” and “Gypsy” and solved endless murders as crime novelist Jessica Fletcher in the long-running TV series “Murder, She Wrote,” died peacefully at her home in Los Angeles on Tuesday. She was 96. (Photo by Casey Curry/Invision/AP, File)
            
              FILE - Anglea Lansbury, left, and Carol Channing appear at a party at Sardis in New York on March 16, 1967. Lansbury, the big-eyed, scene-stealing British actress who kicked up her heels in the Broadway musicals “Mame” and “Gypsy” and solved endless murders as crime novelist Jessica Fletcher in the long-running TV series “Murder, She Wrote,” died peacefully at her home in Los Angeles on Tuesday. She was 96. (AP Photo/John Duricka, File)
            
              FILE - Angela Lansbury poses with her twin brothers Edgar, left, and Bruce backstage at the Belasco Theatre in New York in February 1966 after premier of "First One Asleep Whistle." Lansbury, the big-eyed, scene-stealing British actress who kicked up her heels in the Broadway musicals “Mame” and “Gypsy” and solved endless murders as crime novelist Jessica Fletcher in the long-running TV series “Murder, She Wrote,” died peacefully at her home in Los Angeles on Tuesday. She was 96. (AP Photo/Charles Harrity, File)
            
              FILE - Actress Angela Lansbury reacts to the standing ovation by her peers after she was honored with a lifetime achievement award during the 3rd annual Screen Actors Guild Awards in Los Angeles on Feb. 22, 1997. Lansbury, the big-eyed, scene-stealing British actress who kicked up her heels in the Broadway musicals “Mame” and “Gypsy” and solved endless murders as crime novelist Jessica Fletcher in the long-running TV series “Murder, She Wrote,” died peacefully at her home in Los Angeles on Tuesday. She was 96. (AP Photo/Kevork Djansezian, File)
            
              FILE - Angela Lansbury attends a photocall during the PBS Television Critics Association Winter Press Tour on Jan. 16, 2018, in Pasadena, Calif. Lansbury turns 97 on Oct. 16. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)
            
              FILE - Angela Lansbury accepts her Tony Award for Best Performance by a Featured Actress in a Play for her role in "Blithe Spirit" at the 63rd Annual Tony Awards in New York on June 7, 2009. Lansbury, the big-eyed, scene-stealing British actress who kicked up her heels in the Broadway musicals “Mame” and “Gypsy” and solved endless murders as crime novelist Jessica Fletcher in the long-running TV series “Murder, She Wrote,” died peacefully at her home in Los Angeles on Tuesday. She was 96. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)
            
              FILE - Angela Lansbury, the star of Broadway's newest musical "Mame," appears at a party following the opening of the show in New York, on May 24, 1966. Lansbury, the big-eyed, scene-stealing British actress who kicked up her heels in the Broadway musicals “Mame” and “Gypsy” and solved endless murders as crime novelist Jessica Fletcher in the long-running TV series “Murder, She Wrote,” died peacefully at her home in Los Angeles on Tuesday. She was 96. (AP Photo, File)
            
              FILE - Ginger Rogers, left, star of the Broadway musical "Hello, Dolly" crowns Angela Lansbury, who's starring in "Mame," with the crown of Miss Ziegfeld 1967 on Dec. 2, 1966, at the 29th Ziegfeld charity ball. Rogers was the 1966 Miss Ziegfeld. Lansbury, the big-eyed, scene-stealing British actress who kicked up her heels in the Broadway musicals “Mame” and “Gypsy” and solved endless murders as crime novelist Jessica Fletcher in the long-running TV series “Murder, She Wrote,” died peacefully at her home in Los Angeles on Tuesday. She was 96. (AP Photo/Marty Lederhandler, File)
            
              FILE - Angela Lansbury poses for a portrait during press day for "Blithe Spirit" in Los Angeles on Dec. 16, 2014. Lansbury, the big-eyed, scene-stealing British actress who kicked up her heels in the Broadway musicals “Mame” and “Gypsy” and solved endless murders as crime novelist Jessica Fletcher in the long-running TV series “Murder, She Wrote,” died peacefully at her home in Los Angeles on Tuesday. She was 96. (Photo by Casey Curry/Invision/AP, File)
Angela Lansbury, ‘Murder She Wrote’ star, dies at 96