Okay, not really.... BUT, my "I'm a gay little kid, so my dream grandmother is Angela Lansbury" Grammie sure did! No, but really. I used to pretend she was my grandmother. Cause she's FABULOUS. Her outfits in her older gigs? Ummm, FEATHERS and SEQUINS. 'Nough said, I know all my 'moes out there got my back...
Any-howdidmymothernotknow, the screen SLASH stage SLASH anywhere she wants to act because she's fucking ANGELA LANSBURY legend was honored by the Signature Theater as the first recipient of the Stephen Sondheim award at a black-tie gala in the Embassy of Italy (NYC). The award is named after Stephen Sondheim, an accomplished and critically acclaimed composer linked to some of Broadway's most well know shows, and it honors a performer's contributions to interpreting, supporting, and collaborating on Sondheim's musical works
And get that 'Murder, She Wrote' and Mrs. Potts shit outta your head, cause this bitch can WORK. Her professional life spans more than a half-century during which she EXPLODED all over the performing arts world, first as a star in motion pictures (what am I, 90yo?), then as a five-time Tony Award-winning Broadway musical star. Two of my Grammie's Tonys are for Stephen Sondheim musicals: the role of Mama Rose in the revival of Gypsy (1974) and her RIDICULOUSLY AMAZING version of Mrs. Lovett in Sweeney Todd (1979).
Seriously, though. As a kid, I used to sit and watch this woman CRAZY-IT-UP in movies like Gaslight and The Manchurian Candidate (the OG, not that Meryl/Denzel/Leiv shit). Not to mention the HUNDREDS, if not THOUSANDS, of times I've watched Bedknobs and Broomsticks, lost in a world chalked w/ techicolor waves of 'magic' and creepy ass bookkeepers, thinking to myself, "If that bitch were MY Grammie, I'd work it OUT. We'd sing and dance and be fabulous all the time, and she'd cast spells on my bed to make to fly and shit, all the while controlling the mind of a young soldier to murder the President of the United States of America..........." (see: The Manchurian Candidate. This is NOT a plot take out Obama)
That's normal for a 6 year old to think, right? ....Right? ....RIGHT?
Oh screw you, she's FAB and getting an award. AND SHE USED TO LOOK LIKE THIS: