Charming 8x10-inch black and white 1940s publicity portrait, boldly signed in black felt-tip pen in her later years. In very good condition. At the very onset of her career, versatile stage and screen actress Angela Lansbury earned Oscar nods for her work in two classic films, Gaslight (1944) and The Picture of Dorian Gray (1945). She would again be nominated in 1953, for her portrayal of Laurence Hervey's scheming harridan of a mother in The Manchurian Candidate. Over the course of six decades, the star enchanted audiences in National Velvet (1944), The Harvey Girls (1946), The Three Musketeers (1948), Samson and Delilah (1949), The Long, Hot Summer (1958), The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse (1962), All Fell Down (1962), The Greatest Story Ever Told (1965), Harlow (1965), Death on the Nile (1978), and the Disney favorites Bedknobs and Broomsticks (1971) and Beauty and the Beast (1991). On television, she played the beloved mystery writer and amateur gumshoe Jessica Fletcher on "Murder, She Wrote" (1984-1996), amassing heaps of Emmys in the process. Lansbury is also a four-time Tony Award-winning legend of the Broadway stage, remembered for her collaborations with Stephen Sondheim and Jerry Herman, including Anyone Can Whistle (1964), Mame (1966), Dear World (1969), Gypsy (1974), and the horror-themed Sweeney Todd (1979).