Angela Lansbury: Muse of Cabot Cove
Exhibit runs December 1, 2022 – March 5, 2023
Visit the Kelley House Museum and celebrate Angela Lansbury, the beloved actress known for her prolific career in theater, movies, and television, who passed away recently at the age of 96. The exhibit explores Lansbury’s illustrious life and career, in particular her role as the charming sleuth, Jessica Fletcher, in Murder, She Wrote. The iconic TV series was filmed during the ‘90s in Mendocino (which doubled as the fictitious town of Cabot Cove). Lansbury was nominated 12 times for an Emmy Award (though shockingly she never won). The show had a significant impact on Mendocino’s economy, employing residents as extras and generating revenue for local businesses. People still come here to see Jessica Fletcher’s house. Enjoy vintage photos of the actress on set and in candid conversations with folks around town. See what a “shot list” looked like. Leave a note on the tribute wall where visitors’ stories and memories of Angela Lansbury will remain for the duration of the exhibit. Most of all, the exhibit honors Lansbury for the generosity and kindness she showed to the people of Mendocino.