The British-American actress Angela Lansbury, who passed away last week at the age of 96, once talked openly about her kids’ drug use when they were just out of high school. The celebrity also discussed how relocating to Ireland saved their lives.
The versatile actress was best recognized for her parts in The Manchurian Candidate (1966), Murder, She Wrote (1984-1966), and Gaslight (1944). (1962).
On October 11th, the entertainer passed away while she was asleep. After Angela passed away, her family broke the heartbreaking news to NBC in a statement.
Five days shy of her 97th birthday, Dame Angela Lansbury passed away peacefully in her sleep at home in Los Angeles at 1:30 AM today, Tuesday, October 11, 2022, according to a statement from her daughters.
Angela Lansbury’s Blended Family Had Three Children
Peter Shaw, Angela’s second husband, had two kids. They were married in 1949 and stayed so until Peter’s death in 2003.
During the early years of their marriage, they welcomed their children, daughter Deidre Angela Shaw (now 69) and son Anthony Pullen Shaw (now 70).
For nearly 54 years, the couple’s marriage remained firmly grounded. Their family was blended, nevertheless.
David Shaw, Peter’s child with Mercia Squires, was also a member of Angela and Peter’s family.
Actress Saved Children’s Lives by Moving to Ireland
Anthony and Diedre, her biological children, began using drugs in their early teens, Angela revealed in an interview with the Daily Mail in March 2014.
The actress from Picture of Dorian Gray claimed that she and her late husband, Peter, made the decision to go to Ireland in order to support their children in quitting drugs.
The movie actress admitted in the interview that “it started with cannabis but progressed on to heroin.”
Angela claimed that the fact that her mother was born in Ireland was what drew her there.
A decision has to be made.
Peter heard me say, “We have to go.” So we packed up our belongings and relocated to a home I discovered in County Cork. Because it was where my mother was born and where my kids wouldn’t be exposed to any more negative influences, I was pulled to Ireland, she added.
The actress admitted that while in Ireland, she learned how to cook and declined acting employment for a year. The star’s and her agent husband’s strategy fortunately succeeded.
Their daughter Deidre immediately kicked the habit to the kerb as their son Anthony did so rapidly.
Angela also told the Mail that if her children had chosen to remain in Los Angeles rather than move to Ireland, she would have lost one or both of them.
If they hadn’t been sent to a totally new environment, the simplicity of life in Ireland, she remarked, “I have no doubt we would have lost one or both of our two.”
Where Are the Actress’ Kids Now?
We were quite fortunate to have caught what was happening in time.
Anthony entered the entertainment industry as his mother did.
He has many years of expertise as both a director and performer. He was a leading man in movies including The Spy Who Loved Me (1977), He Knows You’re Alone (1980), and The Jigsaw Man (1980). (1983).
Anthony has established a successful career as a director, helming multiple Murder, She Wrote episodes between 1987 and 2003.
He married Lee Speer Webster in 1980, and the two are parents to three kids.
Deidre, on the other hand, decided against a career in show business.
She and her husband, Enzo Battarra, own restaurants in west Los Angeles, according to The Sun. Italian cuisine is the focus at Enzo & Angela, their restaurant.