Peter Shaw (producer)

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Peter Pullen Shaw
Born (1918-06-24)24 June 1918
Reading, Berkshire, England, United Kingdom
Died 29 January 2003(2003-01-29) (aged 84)
Los Angeles, California, United States
Cause of death
Heart Failure
Occupation Actor
Spouse(s) Angela Lansbury (m. 1949–2003) (his death)
Children David Shaw
(b. 1944)
Anthony Peter Shaw
(b. 7 January 1952)
Deirdre Angela Shaw
(b. 26 April 1953)

Peter Shaw, born Peter Pullen, (24 June 1918 – 29 January 2003) was an actor/producer and the longtime husband of actress Angela Lansbury. Born in Reading, England, he began his career in front of the screen following World War II, and later found success as a studio executive. Shaw served in the British army during the second World War. He was signed to a contract with Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer by the Charles Feldman Agency in the late 1940s.

After an early marriage which produced a son, David, he married the actress Angela Lansbury in 1949 and had a son and a daughter,

Shaw apprenticed with agent Paul Small, leading to an executive position at the studio and later a career with the William Morris Agency where he represented Katharine Hepburn and Robert Mitchum, among others. Returning to MGM as head of production in 1964 and then re-joining the William Morris Agency as an international business manager, Shaw launched Corymore Productions in 1987. He later produced Murder, She Wrote with his two sons at Universal Studios, in addition to numerous other made-for-television features.

Peter Shaw died of heart failure in his Los Angeles home in January 2003. He was 84.


  • The Exile (1947) Higson
  • Forever Amber (1947) (uncredited)
  • Sons of the Sea (1939) Lt. John Strepte
  • Little Lord Fauntleroy (1936) (uncredited)
  • The Bride of Frankenstein (1935) (uncredited)
  • Clive of India (1935) (uncredited)
  • One More River (1934) (uncredited)

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