We Think You’re Just Sensational, DAME!

Welcome to a new Musical Theatre Monday! I had planned to celebrate the 97th birthday of Dame Angela Lansbury here, but she passed away just last week. So instead, we’re paying tribute to the late, great entertainer’s legacy — specifically, one of her most seminal roles: Auntie Mame.

For subscribers who comment below to alert me of their private, non-commercial interest, I’m offering access to a live audio of Angela Lansbury playing Mame at the Los Angeles Civic Light Opera in 1968 — not too long after her run in the Original Broadway production — with Anne Francine as Vera. Here’s a sample — “If He Walked Into My Life.”

And since we’re in the Mame mood, maybe I’ll throw in two other (non-Lansbury) goodies as well. But you’ll have to find out what those are, for this post is all about the divine Angela Lansbury, who conquered Hollywood, Broadway, and even became an iconic TV staple for over a decade. I’ll miss her, but I’m grateful she left behind a massive body of work — in so many different mediums — to enjoy forevermoreAnd that is just sensational.


Farewell to the great Angela Lansbury!



Come back next month for another musical rarity! And stay tuned tomorrow for The Nanny!

30 thoughts on “We Think You’re Just Sensational, DAME!

  1. Dear Jackson, I would love to have a copy of the live audio for private and non-commercial use. I loved Dame Angela and saw her on stage in Australia where I live in a production of the play Driving Miss Daisy. Many thanks and kind regards!

  2. Hello Jackson,
    Yes, I’d love to hear the Angela Lansbury/Mame recordings for my private, non-commercial enjoyment. Thank you!

  3. Hi Jackson
    Love to hear the audio. i saw Mame with Angela Landsbury when she came to the SFCLO that year. Not too many original performers ever tour after their appearance on Broadway but she was one of them. So the audio will be a definite treat.

    Soc Thank you

  4. I saw Angela Lansbury in the original Mame production on
    Broadway. The whole production wowed me. Unforgettable!

  5. I was completely shocked when I heard the news, such a loss, especially for the theatre world. But as you say, I’m so deeply thankful for her incredible body of work that she left behind. One simply can’t get enough of her. Would love to hear these recordings and thank you so much for sharing these rare gifts to other fans of the magnificent Dame Angela Lansbury. May she rest in peace.

  6. Absolutely one of my favourite actors. We grew up listening to the Mame cast album thanks to my folks having seen her and Bea Arthur in the original run.

  7. I heartily agree with your last two sentences about the glorious Dame Angela and would love to hear the audios.

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