Peter Shaw, 84; TV Producer, Husband of Angela Lansbury

From Staff and Wire Reports

Peter Shaw, 84, a producer and former agent who was the longtime husband of actress Angela Lansbury, died Jan. 29 at his Brentwood home of congestive heart failure.

Born in Reading, England, Shaw served in the British army during World War II. After his discharge, Shaw was signed to a contract by MGM Studios, where he met Lansbury.

The couple were married in London in 1949.

He worked as an agent for William Morris, representing Robert Mitchum, Katharine Hepburn and Anna Magnani. He worked at MGM again in the 1960s as assistant head of production before returning to William Morris.

In 1987, he and his two sons launched Corymore Productions at Universal Studios, where he co-produced the long-running hit series “Murder, She Wrote,” which starred Lansbury.