1. Angela Lansbury
2. Agnes Moorehead
3. Ethel Barrymore
4. Aline MacMahon
5. Jennifer Jones
It’s very easy to vote for Lansbury since she’s seen as overdue (even though her film work pales in comparison to her stage work) and nobody else on this list is particularly “legendary.”
Barrymore gave the best performance.
Barrymore is great here, unusal for her IMO. Lansbury’s delicious albeit small role can not be ignored. Top 3 are the only interesting performances of the bunch.
1. Angela Lansbury, GASLIGHT
2. Agnes Moorehead, MRS. PARKINGTON
3. Ethel Barrymore, NONE BUT THE LONELY HEART
4. Aline MacMahon, DRAGON SEED
5. Jennifer Jones, SINCE YOU WENT AWAY