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Edgar Lansbury (producer)

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Nationality  British
Name  Edgar Lansbury
Role  Theatre Producer

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Born  12 January 1930 (age 86) (1930-01-12) London
Occupation  Theatre, film, and television producer
Relatives  Angela Lansbury (sister) Bruce Lansbury (brother) George Lansbury (grandfather)
Children  David Lansbury, James Lansbury
Parents  Moyna Macgill, Edgar Lansbury
Siblings  Angela Lansbury, Bruce Lansbury, Isolde Denham
Grandchildren  Rebecca Lansbury, Emmet Auden Claus Lansbury
Movies  Godspell, The Subject Was Roses, The Only Game in Town
Similar People  Angela Lansbury, Bruce Lansbury, Moyna Macgill, David Lansbury, George Lansbury

Edgar George McIldowie Lansbury (born 12 January 1930) is an award-winning British-American theatre, film, and television producer.

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Early life

Born in London, Lansbury was the son of Belfast-born actress Moyna Macgill and Edgar Lansbury, a politician and businessman, and the grandson of former Labour Party leader George Lansbury. He is the younger brother of actress Angela Lansbury and the twin brother of television producer Bruce Lansbury; both brothers became United States citizens in 1954.

Career

Lansbury's first Broadway production, the 1964 Frank D. Gilroy play The Subject Was Roses, won him the Tony Award for Best Play. Other Broadway credits include Promenade (1969, co-produced with Joseph Beruh), The Only Game in Town, Look to the Lilies, The Magic Show, the 1974 revival of Gypsy starring his sister, Godspell, American Buffalo (which earned him a nomination for the Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Play), and Lennon.

Off-Broadway Lansbury has produced, among other productions, revivals of Arms and the Man, Waiting for Godot, and Long Day's Journey into Night, and the comedy As Bees In Honey Drown, which earned him a second Drama Desk Award nomination.

Lansbury is the recipient of the John Houseman Award, presented to him by The Acting Company to honor his commitment to the development of classical actors and a national audience for the theater.

Lansbury's film credits include The Wild Party, Blue Sunshine, and Squirm and the screen adaptations of The Subject Was Roses and Godspell. He produced the television series Coronet Blue, which was broadcast by CBS in 1967.

Personal life

He was the father-in-law of Ally Sheedy, who was married to his son, actor David Lansbury, from 1992 to 2008.

References

Edgar Lansbury (producer) Wikipedia


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