Edgar Lansbury (producer)
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|Born||Edgar George McIldowie Lansbury
12 January 1930
London, England, UK
|Occupation||Theatre, film, and television producer|
|Relatives||Angela Lansbury (sister)
Bruce Lansbury (brother)
George Lansbury (grandfather)
David Lansbury (actor; son)
James Lansbury (son)
Born in London, Lansbury was the son of Belfast-born actress Moyna Macgill and Edgar Lansbury, a politician and businessman, and the grandson of former Labour Party leader George Lansbury. He is the younger brother of actress Angela Lansbury and the twin brother of television producer Bruce Lansbury; both brothers became United States citizens in 1954.
Lansbury's first Broadway production, the 1964 Frank D. Gilroy play The Subject Was Roses, won him the Tony Award for Best Play. Other Broadway credits include Promenade (1969, co-produced with Joseph Beruh), The Only Game in Town, Look to the Lilies, The Magic Show, the 1974 revival of Gypsy starring his sister, Godspell, American Buffalo (which earned him a nomination for the Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Play), and Lennon.
Off-Broadway Lansbury has produced, among other productions, revivals of Arms and the Man, Waiting for Godot, and Long Day's Journey into Night, and the comedy As Bees In Honey Drown, which earned him a second Drama Desk Award nomination.
Lansbury's film credits include The Wild Party, Blue Sunshine, and Squirm and the screen adaptations of The Subject Was Roses and Godspell. He produced the television series Coronet Blue, which was broadcast by CBS in 1967.