'Murder, She Wrote' star Angela Lansbury is honored by Queen Elizabeth II

12/31/2013
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FILE - This is a July 16, 2009 file photo of Dr. Marcus Setchell and the Countess of Wessex . It was announcement Tuesday Dec. 31, 2013 that Setchell the queen's gynecologist, who oversaw the safe delivery of her grandson Prince George was honoured in Queen Elizabeth's New Year's honours list. Stefan Rousseau/PA) UNITED KINGDOM OUT NO SALES NO ARCHIVE

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Actress Angela Lansbury was one of more than 1,000 people who were recognized by Britain's Queen Elizabeth II in the New Year’s Honors List. For the first time since the Order of the British Empire was founded in 1917, most of them were women.
Actress Angela Lansbury was one of more than 1,000 people who were recognized by Britain's Queen Elizabeth II in the New Year’s Honors List. For the first time since the Order of the British Empire was founded in 1917, most of them were women.

LONDON — Honor, She Got.

Hollywood star Angela Lansbury, best known as the clue-collecting super-sleuth in the television series “Murder, She Wrote,” has been made a Dame of the British Empire.

The 88-year-old actress was one of more than 1,000 people who were recognized by Queen Elizabeth II in the New Year’s Honors List. For the first time since the Order of the British Empire was founded in 1917, most of them were women.

Actress Penelope Keith, known to Brits as the snobbish Margot Leadbetter in the 1970s sitcom “The Good Life,"was also made a dame.

Dr. Marcus Setchell, the queen’s gynecologist, who oversaw the safe delivery of her grandson Prince George, was made a knight.

The twice-yearly royal honors reward hundreds of people for services to their community or national life.