The American crime drama “Murder, She Wrote” debuted on this day in 1984. In the role of the main character, Jessica Fletcher, Angela Lansbury was nominated for ten Golden Globes and 12 Emmy Awards, winning four Golden Globe awards. She holds the record for the most Golden Globe nominations and wins for Best Actress in a television drama series and the most Emmy nominations for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series. In 2013, she was appointed Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire by Queen Elizabeth II.
Karsh photographed Ms. Lansbury – when she was aged 20 – in 1946; she had already starred in “National Velvet” (1944) which saw Lansbury developing a lifelong friendship with co-star Elizabeth Taylor whom Karsh also photographed that year. Lansbury was photographed again in 1990.