Angela Lansbury, TV’s Favorite Sleuth on ‘Murder She Wrote,’ Dies at 96 .

angela Lansbury, who crooned as a teapot in Beauty and the Beast and solved mysteries as Jessica Fletcher in Murder

 She Wrote, died October 11 at the age of 96, just days shy of her 97th birthday, her family has confirmed.

The three-time Oscar nominee and Murder, She Wrote star’s death was announced by her family.

Lansbury was born in London in 1925 .

An actor mother, Moyna McGill, and a politician father, Edgar Lansbury

It wasn’t long before Lansbury found her way into the movies

In Los Angeles, she ran in social circles with other British expat actors

I just couldn’t top that role, so I took off for Broadway