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Queen Elizabeth names Angela Lansbury a Dame

Actress Angela Lansbury poses with her Dame Commander (DBE) medal given to her by Queen Elizabeth II at an Investiture ceremony at Windsor Castle on April 15, 2014 in Berkshire, England.
Actress Angela Lansbury poses with her Dame Commander (DBE) medal given to her by Queen Elizabeth II at an Investiture ceremony at Windsor Castle on April 15, 2014 in Berkshire, England.Photo by WPA Pool/Getty Images

British Queen Elizabeth honored Angela Lansbury by naming the actress a Dame on April 15, 2014, according to BBC News. Queen Elizabeth bestowed the high honor to Lansbury at a ceremony at Windsor Castle.

Actress Angela Lansbury, said she was "very proud" to be recognised by the country of her birth, as she was made a Dame by the Queen. "To meet the Queen under these circumstances is a rare and lovely occasion," Dame Angela said.

Lansbury, 88, was born in London, but moved to the United States during World War II, after her father passed away. Queen Elizabeth honored Lansbury for her lifetime of acting and her charity work.

Angela Lansbury may be best known as Jessica Fletcher in the television series "Murder, She Wrote." She has acted in movies, Broadway and is currently acting on the West End stage in London.

Her film career includes diverse roles in pictures including: "Bedknobs And Broomsticks," "Blue Hawaii," and Agatha Christie's "The Mirror Cracked." She has been nominated for an Academy Award three times, including her nod for her on-screen debut in the 1944 thriller "Gaslight," "The Picture of Dorian Grey" in 1945 and "The Manchurian Candidate" in 1962, according to her biography an the Academy Awards website. Lansbury was presented with an honorary Oscar last year.

"[The Oscar] is for my work in motion pictures and this is for the overall accomplishments of my life as an actress," she said in the interview, according to ABC News. "It has afforded me the joy of working in America and also in England a great deal."il"[The Oscar] is for my work in motion pictures and this is for the overall accomplishments of my life as an actress. It has afforded me the joy of working in America and also in England a great deal."

Lansbury received 12 consecutive Emmy nominations for “Murder, She Wrote,”making her the most Emmy nominated lead actress of all time. A Baby Boomer favorite, the serie ran for 12 seasons with guest stars and friends of Lansbury often appearing as victims and even the killer throughout the 264 episodes that originally aired on CBS. "Murder She Wrote" can currently be seen on Hallmark Channel.

Lansbury joins an exclusive group of acting Dames that includes actresses Judi Dench ("Philomena"), Maggie Smith ("Downton Abbey"), Helen Mirren ("The Queen") and Elizabeth Taylor.