What a Dame

Murder, Dame Angela Lansbury Wrote

Angela Lansbury has been made a Dame in the Queen's New Year honors list

12.31.13 11:47 AM ET

Angela Lansbury has been created a Dame in the Queen's New Year honors list, for services to drama and charity.

The news raises the intriguing possibility that the Queen is a fan of the TV series 'Murder She Wrote' with which Dame Angela, as we shall now have to get used to calling her, is synonymous.

Angela Lansbury, 88, was born in London’s East End. She moved to the United States in the 1940s where her acting career took off.

More than half of those honored by the Queen this year are women, for the first time in history.

1,195 people are honored in total this year for their outstanding contribution to British life.