Angela Lansbury, the scene-stealing English entertainer who kicked up her heels in the Broadway musicals "Ma'am" and "Vagabond."

And addressed Jessica Fletcher as a wrongdoer in the long-running television series "Murder, She Composed". Turn on. He was 96.

Lansbury kicked the bucket Tuesday at her home in Los Angeles, according to her three children.

He kicked the bucket five days short of celebrating his 97th birthday.

Lansbury won five Tony Awards and a Lifetime Achievement Award for his Broadway performances.

He collected foundation grant selections as a supporting entertainer for two of his initial three movies, "Gaslight" (1945) and "The Image of Dorian Diem" (1946).

and renamed again in 1962 for "The Manchurian Up-and-comer".

and her dangerous portrayal of the socialist expert and mother of the title character.

His experienced attitude prompted the makers to project him much older than his actual age.

In 1948, when he was 23 years old, his hair faded.