Angela Lansbury Wants You All To Know That She’s A DEMOCRAT And Is Voting For PRESIDENT OBAMA, Goddamnit!!!
It should be noted that Angela was also listed as a Republican on nndb.com, which still turns up with a simple Google search, but has obviously now been edited due to this recent declaration.
On Sunday, Angela Lansbury was the guest of honor at The Players’ Pipe Night honoring Audra McDonald. Of course, the topic of the election came up.
"There is one thing I would like to say about that," said the normally even-tempered 87-year-old, becoming indignant. “It has been erroneously reported that I am a Republican! I am not a Republican.”
While I could find no mainstream outlets calling her a GOPer, this Answers.com page does come up first when you Google "Angela Lansbury Republican."
"It’s all over the Internet and It’s bizarre," continued Lansbury, best remembered as Jessica Fletcher on Murder She Wrote. "I’m a huge Obama fan. I’ve already voted for him by absentee ballot. I am Democrat from the ground up."
The Players, a theater club that has a brick-and-mortar clubhouse on Gramercy Park in New York City, invited Lansbury to fete her good friend, the Broadway star Audra McDonald.
Lansbury and McDonald both have five Tony Awards apiece — tied with Julie Harris for the most Tonys of any actor — a fact that Lansbury referenced in her speech to the crowd. "Audra and I have a joke about it really," said Lansbury. "I’m thrilled for her that we’re neck and neck. I’ll fight her for the next one!"
Angie’s at that age where she’ll say whatever the fuck she wants, and won’t care if you have a problem with it. Hey, she’s earned it! I don’t actually remember her ever making a political endorsement before. Our favs: Angela, Betty White, Michelle Pfeiffer, Honey Boo Boo, have come out in support of Obama.
Angela’s father was a member of the Communist Party of Great Britain, and a former mayor. Her grandfather was Labour leader George Lansbury.
There was a great thread on IMDB.com about whether Jessica Fletcher was a Democrat or a
murderer Republican. Time to watch The Manchurian Candidate.