Birthplace: London, England
Tony Award-winning stage, film, and television actress best known for her role as crime solver Jessica Fletcher on television's Murder, She Wrote (1984–96). She has had great success with children's movies, including her roles as Disney's Eglantine Price in Bedknobs and Broomsticks (1971) and Mrs. Potts in Beauty and the Beast (1991). She has also been lauded in such musicals as Mame (1966), Gypsy (1975) and Sweeney Todd (1979). Her films include Gaslight (1944), The Manchurian Candidate (1962), and The Pirates of Penzance (1983).