Broadway: The Dame in Mame

She played Liz Taylor's older sister in National Velvet, Hurd Hatfield's girl friend in Picture of Dorian Gray, Charles Boyer's maid in Gaslight, the wayward Queen in The Three Musketeers, the Other Woman in State of the Union, Elvis Presley's mother in Blue Hawaii, Warren Beatty's mother in All Fall Down, and Laurence Harvey's mother in Manchurian Candidate.

With a record like that, Angela Lansbury surely must have been heading for a truly climactic Hollywood role¬ómaybe as Bette Davis' grandmother in Son of Elizabeth and Essex. Certainly no sane Broadway producer could...

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