She was 96 and starred with Elvis in “Blue Hawaii.”
Lansbury played Sarah Lee Gates, Elvis’ mother, despite being just nine years older than him.
“Well obviously I was awed by being in the presence, but he was an awfully nice young man in those days,” said Lansbury.
“He was fit, he was slender and he was top of his form. And he couldn’t have been nicer to me. We had a lovely time, it was a wonderful location. We were on Kauai in the Hawaiian islands. I’ll never forget it, it was really wonderful.
“We sat around and I had some wonderful scenes with the man who played my husband [Roland Winters] and the three of us together. And she was such a funny character! Her whole reaction to her son who she didn’t understand at all. [Elvis] loved it, he thought it was terribly funny. He was very sweet.”