Angela Lansbury fans mourn acting legend’s passing: ‘Rest in peace, Mrs. Potts’

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“Be happy, baby. Everything will be all right in the end. You’ll see.”

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So said Mrs. Potts, as voiced by Angela Lansbury in the 1991 animated Disney classic “Beauty and the Beast.” And this and other famous Lansbury lines were words of comfort to fans devastated by the news of the beloved actress’s death.

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Lansbury’s family revealed that the iconic British star had passed away on Tuesday, just days away from her 97th birthday, with “Angela Lansbury” and several of her film, theater and television roles and quotes trending on Twitter as fans paid tribute to the legend on stage and screen.

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“Seinfeld” star Jason Alexander described her on Twitter as “one of the most versatile, talented, beautiful, kind, funny, intelligent, classy women out there.”

Many of the bereaved returned to Lansbury’s iconic roles in Disney films such as “Beauty and the Beast” and 1971’s “Bedcobs and Broomsticks”, as well as as mystery writer/detective Jessica Fletcher in the long-running CBS series “Murder”. Reminisced about his most famous role in she wrote.”

“Star Trek” actor George Takei tweeted, “A tale of time, our beloved Mrs. Potts will now sing a lullaby to us from the stars.”

Others noted that she was the villain they loved to hate in performances such as playing Communist agent Eleanor Shaw Iselin in 1962’s “The Manchurian Candidate.”

Lansbury, 96, won five Tony Awards and was nominated for a few Academy Awards, including an honorary award from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in 2013 for creating “some of cinema’s most memorable characters” and an “inspiring generation of actors”. before receiving. She was later made a Dame by the late Queen Elizabeth II in 2014.

Lansbury was so revered that playwright Terrence McNeely recalled how it inspired him to quit drinking 2014 New York Times Interview Which New Yorker writer and author Michael Shulman shared on Tuesday.

McNally recalled that when Lansbury saw him spilling a drink on actress Lauren Bacall at a party in 1980, Lansbury told her, “I don’t know you very well, but every time I see you, You get drunk, and it bothers me.” McNally said he was so upset by it, that he went to an Alcoholics Anonymous meeting, and was sober within a year.

“She was someone I respected,” he told the Times. And as Tuesday’s tribute to Lansbury suggested, Lansbury was honored by many.


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