Actress Angela Lansbury died on October 11 at the age of 96. Though she had a career in film, television, and Broadway that spanned decades, Lansbury’s most iconic role for many people was as amateur detective Jessica Fletcher on the long-running series murder, she wrote.
Lansbury spent more than a decade playing Jessica Fletcher, a best-selling mystery writer who had a knack for stumbling across odd crime units in her real life. The show aired for 12 seasons on CBS, and luckily for fans, it’s possible to stream them all for free.
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Television audiences were introduced to Jessica “JB” Fletcher in 1984 murder, she wrote Series premiere. In Sherlock Holmes, Jessica – who has just published her first book – travels from her home in Cabot Cove, Maine, to New York, where she attends a costume party hosted by her publisher. She puts her discovery skills to the test when one of the guests, disguised as Sherlock Holmes, is found dead.
Jessica solved more than 200 more mysteries before putting on her magnifying glass in the series finale, Death By Demographics. (The title of that episode was a nod to the reason for the cancellation. CBS had claimed the show wasn’t attracting the teenage audience that advertisers wanted, the Washington Post reported at the time.)
Want to follow Jessica’s detective career from start to finish? You can stream all 12 seasons of murder, she wrote free on the Roku channel.
Peacock Premium subscribers also have access to murder, she wroteis whole 12 season run. Meanwhile, Amazon’s Freevee (formerly IMDbTV) is offering free streaming (with ads) of the show’s first six seasons. Unfortunately, murder, she wrote cannot be viewed on Netflix or Hulu.
If you have cable, it is also possible to find murder, she wrote Reruns on multiple channels including Hallmark Movies & Mysteries and COZI TV. Some murder, she wrote Episodes can also be viewed on-demand on live TV streaming service FuboTV.
Lansbury has had many film and television appearances over the course of her decades-long career. Here you can see her in some of her most memorable roles.
Lansbury received an Oscar nomination for Best Supporting Actress gas light, her first film role. You can stream it on HBO Max and the Roku channel. The next year she was again nominated for an Oscar The picture of Dorian Gray, which can be rented on Prime Video. She snagged her third Oscar nomination for 1962 The Manchurian Candidate streaming on The Roku Channel and Tubi.
In 1991, she provided the voice of Mrs. Potts on Disney’s Beauty and the Beast. This movie will stream on Disney+.
One of Lansbury’s final roles was as Aunt March in the 2017 PBS miniseries adaptation little woman It streams on PBS Passport and Prime Video.
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