Bruce Lansbury
1930 - 2017
January 12, 1930 - February 13, 2017 Bruce Lansbury, 87, of Los Angeles passed away peacefully in La Quinta, California on February 13, 2017. He served in the U.S. Army and graduated from UCLA. He married Mary Hassalevris in 1951 and remained with her until her death in 1996. In 1998, he married Gail England and remained devoted to her until his death. He is survived by his two daughters, Christiane and Felicia, his grandchildren, Alexandra, Michael, Audrey and William, his two great-grandsons Theo and Luc, his sister Angela and brother Edgar. He is also survived by his wife Gail, her children Danielle and Jordan and her grandsons Robert and Jake. Bruce's career as an award-winning television producer and writer included iconic series such as: The Wild Wild West, Mission Impossible, Wonder Woman, Knight Rider and Murder, She Wrote. He also served as VP of Creative Affairs for Paramount Television, overseeing hits such as Happy Days, The Brady Bunch, and Love American Style. Bruce was well-loved by all who knew him and will always be remembered for his kindness, creativity and whimsical humor.
Published by Los Angeles Times from Feb. 17 to Feb. 18, 2017.
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What a bigger than life man.. smart
Melodie Jones
June 9, 2021
Bruce gave me my start right out of college. I wrote the screenplay for "The Initiation," a low budget film in the early 80's. He was the consummate gentleman, a true artist, and so much fun to be around. I learned much from him, and was so impressed with his writing and career and fine leadership. Sadly, we lost contact over the years. I was just thinking about him... and decided to try and locate him. Now I know, he's safely in heaven. Love you, Bruce. Thanks for everything!
November 2, 2017

The days ahead will be difficult, but the comfort from our heavenly father, friends and relatives can help ease the pain and sorrow you are experiencing. My deepest sympathy for your loss.
May 17, 2017
Just read of the passing of Bruce - so sorry. I arrived in New York from London. On his birthday, January 12 1965. Bruce and Mary were so loving and fun. As the au pair, I spent a good amount of time for those seven months with them, and with you Felicia and Chrissie,and it was a great experience - so many funny and sweet stories.

Bruce was unfailingly kind and supportive of me; and liked to share his memories of London's Hampstead Heath over a cup of tea. I felt part of thr family, and appreciated their generosity and support of me.

As their journies led to others, and our own paths led to families of our own, I still think of the time we had. Sending good thoughts to you girls, and my condolences and prayers. His light shines on!

Tina Murphy Gatza

Bruce was unfailingly supportive and kind, and liked to share his memories of London as a boy. He and Mary and you two girls are in my heart, all these years later. Each of them and each of us embracing our evolving lives and present families.
Eileen Gatza
May 17, 2017
I am so very sorry to hear of your loss. May God give you strength at this time. The Lansbury family is indeed remarkable. You have provided audiences solid excellent entertainment for many years. Viewing the entries I get the feeling everyone is saying we love you and understand. Thank you for allowing your audiences to write their thoughts . Please accept my sincere condolences.
Pat Teepe
March 24, 2017
My condolences to the Lansbury family. When I reflect on the different number of my favorite shows he produced, he was truly talented.

His sister, Angela was also. I thought she was excellent in Murder She Wrote.

What a great time it will be when mankind will not have to feel the sting of death in the future - Revelation 21:3,4
March 5, 2017
Celebrating a life well lived. We will cherish the memories forever.
February 28, 2017
Sorry for your loss. Our prayers are with you and your family Angela. God Bless.
February 24, 2017
Thoughts and condolences to Miss Angela and family on the loss of Mr. Bruce!!!! He did wonderful things, and we shall not soon forget his entertaining programs, etc.

Thank you for sharing him with us!!!!

K. Leann
Katherine Leann Ladd
February 22, 2017
Condolences to the Lansbury family on their loss. This wonderful man and his work will not be forgotten. Bless you all.
Marie Haney
February 22, 2017
So sorry for your loss. Prayers are with you Angela and all your family.
Patricia Schrull
February 22, 2017
Rest in peace Mr Bruce Lansbury. You will be missed.
February 21, 2017
My prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time.
February 20, 2017
Valenda Newell
February 19, 2017
Mr. Lansbury was instrumental in bringing entertainment into many homes and he will be remembered for many of them. Praying the peace of God be with you and the many joyful memories of Bruce serve to assist you through these difficult days.
February 19, 2017
So sorry for the loss of your loved one Bruce Lansbury. May the God of comfort grant the family peace at this sad time. (Psalms 29:11)
February 19, 2017
Ann M Stokman
February 18, 2017
Rest in Peace
Scott Chamberland
February 18, 2017
So sorry to hear about Bruce. I new him back in the early 50's when we were in the Navy together stationed at Moffett Field Ca.
Earl Arnold
February 18, 2017
To the Lansbury Family,

So sorry for your lost. We have enjoyed years of Bruce's great work. May you find comfort and strength by reflecting on the fact that he is in God's limitless memory.
D w
February 18, 2017
Dear Lansbury Family, Please accept my deepest sympathy on the passing of Bruce. I have utmost respect for his work on the many television shows he produced. What a wonderfully creative family you are. I shall continue to enjoy the fruits of your craft. My favorite is "Murder She Wrote". Miss Lansbury, my deepest sympathy on the passing of your brother.
Frances C. Uva
February 18, 2017
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
February 18, 2017
Please accept my sincere condolences for your loss. Know that the God of all comfort is near to all who call on him in truth.(Psalms145:18,19) Please call on him for needed comfort and strength
February 17, 2017
May the God of all peace bring comfort to the Lansbury family and friends at this difficult time.
February 17, 2017
Mary Green
February 17, 2017
michelle plakas-kaiser
February 17, 2017
My Heart Goes Out To Angela Lansbury & Family,
There are no words that anyone could say at enduring, sorrow time, yet we are mourning the lost of your brother Bruce Lansbury, when i heard the news that Bruce Lansbury has past away it was so very sad to heard. He a had truly talented gifted as a writer, producer, Angela you should be happy what your brother had complish with his life as a TV producer, along as a writer to, his legacy will live on with reruns of the shows he produced. Bruce have did 38 episodes of Mission Impossible from 1969-1972 and among his work on television series and TV movies. Also, Lansbury has Served as a Producer of Wonder Women, Knight Rider. His name appears in closing credits of The Brady Bunch, Happy Days and The Odd couple as Vice President of Creative affairs for Paramount Television. Also, Lansbury's most Notable Postion was serving as producer of 88 episodes of crime solver mystery show that Bruce wrote, yet producer for his sister Angela Lansbury which she played crime fighter solver Jessica Fletcher on Murder She Wrote. He was also a writer for 15 episode of 14 shows, i think everyone grew up watching all these shows that he have done & thanks for the memories that you have given to us and making us laugh. he will be missed, not forgotten and he is in a better place know. My thoughts, prayers are with his sister Angela, Family at this difficult time.
Jennifer Baribault
February 17, 2017
Godspeed Bruce, and thank you for sharing a part of your life with us.
Harry Simpson
February 17, 2017
For Angela it was very sad news. No 1 should never die. All my Prayers. JW. Org.
February 17, 2017
For Ms. Lansbury what sad news . Shuch a great Person I have Hurd all about. All my Prayers. JW. Org.
February 17, 2017
All i can say For Angela I'm deeply sorry for the loss of your beloved Brother Bruce . all my Prayers.
February 17, 2017
Our deepest sympathy to the Lansbury family. Today and always, may loving memories of Bruce bring you peace, comfort, and strength. We loved to watch all his TV shows, shows that you could watch as a family. Know that your pain does not go unnoticed, God is aware and he cares about you. As you pray remember Psalm 10:17 tells us that when we pray, God listens.
Carson Family
February 17, 2017
So sorry for the loss of your dear loved one. I'm a fan of all his shows, those were the best TV shows you can watch as a family.he will be truly missed.Take comfort in knowing the one who gave life to all living creatures is certainly capable of restoring life to someone who has died. Psalms 36:9 says; With you is the source of life, By your light we can see light. My deepest and sincere condolences to the family and friends.
Patricia DeStefano
February 17, 2017
Please accept my condolences for your loss. Many are being affected right now. We know that it was never God's plan that we grow old, get sick and die. Sin and imperfection is all around us so we just have to continue to pray for a sense of comfort during difficult times, such as this.
February 17, 2017
I loved to watch all his TV shows. My thoughts and prayers are with the LANSBURY FAMILY at this most difficult time. May 'God' give you comfort.
February 17, 2017
During this sorrowful time, words can't express the depth of the pain you are feeling. My hope is that God will bring you a measure of comfort and peace, as you recall all the wonderful memories you have of your dear love one. God promises at Hosea 13:14, to one day empty the graves, I believe in this promise, and pray that you may be strengthened by this hope.
D Black
February 17, 2017
I am very sorry to the friends and family for the loss. Soon there will come a time when we will never have to grieve the loss of a loved one in death ever again. Ps 37:9-11
February 17, 2017
Vanessa eiland
February 17, 2017
Bruce was a talented individual. It is sad to hear of his passing. May those closest to him find solace in the Almighty God's promise to end sickness and suffering and to unite our families in paradise.
February 17, 2017
MY sincere condolences to the BRUCE LANSBURY family and friends and of course fans. I enjoyed Murder she wrote so much i still read and watch them.May the God of comfort be with you at this time. ACts. 24:15.
juanita guess
February 17, 2017
So sorry. I enjoyed his works and I love Angela. May the Father of all comfort give you strength to go on.
February 17, 2017
Truly saddened to hear about Bruce Lansbury. His fine legacy will surely be remembbered. May he forever be in our hearts and in God's book of life. (Rev.3:5)
February 17, 2017
Dear Miss Lansbury,
May I offer my deepest condolences on the passing of your brother. Like many I am a devoted fan, of your "Murder, She Wrote" which your brother produced as well as the other shows, such as "Happy Days" and
The Brady Bunch".

May your whole family be comforted by God at this time.
Regina Silva Robinson
February 17, 2017
February 16, 2017
Dear Angela and family, I am a huge fan and have loved all of your work. My deepest sympathy to you and your family.
Ruth Whitley
February 16, 2017
Dear Angela,

Our deepest sympathies on the loss of your brother, Bruce. You and your family are in our thoughts.

Bob & Mary McAuley
Mary McAuley
February 16, 2017
My most heartfelt condolences are extended to the Lansbury family on the loss of your dear loved one, Bruce. I love, and still watch, the many wonderful TV shows produced by Bruce Lansbury such as Murder, She Wrote with my favorite crime solver Angela Lansbury as Jessica Fletcher, Mission Impossible, and The Wild, Wild West to name a few. Although gone, but definitely not forgotten. Again, my sincerest condolences. John 6:40.
Lena Boykin
February 16, 2017
Dear Angela:

Sorry for the loss of your brother, Bruce.

God bless you and your family.

Respectfully yours,

Mimi Mansky
Mimi Mansky
February 16, 2017
First your sister just passed away recently now you, to the families or friends I send my sincere sympathy.
norma sanchez
February 16, 2017
Mr.Lansbury was very talented and creative. I throughly enjoyed watching happy days and murder she wrote. My condolences to the Lansbury family.May God's promise at Acts 24:15 comfort you."There's going to be a resurrection."
February 16, 2017
My sincere condolences to the family of Bruce Lansbury. I loved "Murder She Wrote", as well as Wonder Women and Knight Rider. He was truly a gifted write and producer. I still see several of the many series on TV that Mr. Lansbury was affiliated with. Again my sincere condolences to his wife Gail, sister Angela, brother Edgar and daughter Felicia. You are in my prayers.
Dorothy Dolato
February 16, 2017
I didn't know Angela had a younger brother in show business and they worked together. My sincerest condolences to all of Mr. Lansbury's family.
February 16, 2017
My condolences to the family of Bruce Lansbury. And also to Angela Lansbury and her brother Edgar. May God be with them and give them strength.
Diana Patton
February 16, 2017
Thank you so very much for these genuine clean programs you will be missed very much. May God strengthens his loved ones in distress. Prayers and words of comfort.
February 16, 2017
I always wondered if he was related to Angela. I certainly enjoyed all the shows he was involved with. As a daughter of a dementia-ridden family member, I am sure this is both a time of sadness but joy that a life without memory is over. God bless
February 16, 2017
Thanks for entertaining us for all those years. May you rest in heavenly peace.
February 16, 2017
Linda Tracy
February 16, 2017
We'll miss you !
Adrian Barnette
February 16, 2017
Sad news! What a legacy he heartfelt condolences to his beloved sister Angela twin Edgar ,wife ,daughter and family.God Bless! Rest in Peace Sir.
February 16, 2017
It can be so hard to face the first year without your loved one, but the love of family and friends can carry you through.
G. Freeman
February 16, 2017
I loved Mr. Lansbury in Murder, She Wrote which is one of my favorite TV shows. I am so sorry for his family. Blessings to all.
Mary Kaye Tabler
February 16, 2017
To The Family Of Bruce Lansbury
My condolences to the family on the loss of your dear beloved one. May the God of all comfort,comfort you and grant you peace enduring this time of such great sorrow.
R. C.
February 16, 2017
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