Karsh Signature

Yousuf Karsh, master photographer of the 20th century

Angela Lansbury

Angela Lansbury, 1946

Angela Lansbury was born on this day, October 16, in 1925, which makes her just 21 years old in this portrait. Among the approximately 200 people Karsh photographed in 1946 were many Hollywood celebrities, including Elizabeth Taylor, Judy Garland, Bette DavisPeter Lorre, Boris Karloff, and Gregory Peck.

Karsh would photograph Lansbury again in 1991. The multiple-award-winning British-American actor was made a Dame by Queen Elizabeth II in 2014.