WATCH: Angela Lansbury celebrates her 91st birthday Oct. 16, and the critically acclaimed thespian's life, on and off the stage, deserves a standing ovation.
The six-time Golden Globe winner and five-time Tony winner was born in London on Oct. 16, 1925.
In 1994, her endearing roles helped her rate a perfect 100 on People magazine's ultra-scientific lovability index. After all, she'd voiced Mrs. Potts in 1991's "Beauty and the Beast" and sang its Academy Award-winning theme song, which she revisited last month at Lincoln Center in New York City.
After scoring Oscar nominations (but no wins) for Best Supporting Actress in 1944 for "Gaslight," in 1945 for "The Picture of Dorian Gray," and in 1965 for "The Manchurian Candidate," Lansbury choked up in 2013 while accepting the Academy's lifetime-achievement award.
Not just anyone can be cool enough to play Elvis Presley's mom, but she did just that in 1961's "Blue Hawaii," despite the fact she was just 10 years older than he was. Hey, retro Hollywood studio execs: All you had to do is make her his sister and you'd still have had the full Lansbury experience.
She won her first Tony in 1966, and still resonates for her title role in Broadway's "Mame." Re-enacting the magic with the late Bea Arthur at the Tonys years later only adds to her legend.
She charmed audiences as the mystery-solving Jessica Fletcher on TV's "Murder, She Wrote." (And wherever Jessica went, someone died, but we're pretty sure it wasn't her fault!) Despite 12 Emmy nominations for that role and 18 total nods, she's never won one. Fix this, Television Academy!
But she does have two stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame: one for TV, and another for film.
And in 2000, she was celebrated as a Kennedy Center honoree.
Queen Elizabeth II declared Lansbury a dame in 2014 for her acting and charity work.
And she may be the very reason virtual reality returned with a vengeance. You go, Angela!