Peter Shaw

Active - 1935 - 2018  |   Born - Jan 1, 1918   |   Died - Jan 31, 2003   |   Genres - Drama, Adventure

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Peter Shaw was an actor/producer in addition to his role as the longtime husband of actress Angela Lansbury. He began his career in front of the screen following World War II, and later found success as a studio executive at MGM. A native of Reading, England, Shaw served in the British army during the second World War. He was signed to an MGM contract by the Charles Feldman Agency in the late '40s. MGM Studios was where the handsome actor met his future wife, Lansbury, and after marrying the actress in 1949, Shaw apprenticed with agent Paul Small, leading to an executive position at the studio and later a career with the William Morris Agency, where he represented such luminaries as Katharine Hepburn and Robert Mitchum. Returning to MGM as head of production in 1964 and then re-joining the William Morris Agency as an international business manager, Shaw launched Corymore Productions in 1987, and it was at Universal Studios that he and his two sons produced Lansbury's Murder, She Wrote, in addition to numerous other made-for-television features. Plagued by failing health in his later years, Peter Shaw died of heart failure in his Los Angeles home in January of 2003. He was 84.

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