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After the CBS series “Murder, She Wrote,” Hollywood star Angela Lansbury appeared in another memorable project in Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast” in 1991.

Angela was the voice of Mrs. Potts in the blockbuster animated feature flick, which until now, remains the first-ever movie nominated for Best Picture at the prestigious Oscar Awards.

Mrs. Potts is a supporting character in “Beauty and the Beast.” She is the castle’s head housekeeper who was transformed into an enchanted teapot once the Enchantress placed her curse.

Angela was the voice of Mrs. Potts in the original version, while Emma Thompson was in the live-action remake.

Angela died on Tuesday, Oct. 11, her children announced. She was 96.

“The children of Dame Angela Lansbury are sad to announce that their mother died peacefully in her sleep at home in Los Angeles at 1:30 a.m. today, Tuesday, October 11, 2022, just five days shy of her 97th birthday,” said her family in a statement.

“In addition to her three children, Anthony, Deirdre and David, she is survived by three grandchildren, Peter, Katherine and Ian, plus five great grandchildren and her brother, producer Edgar Lansbury.

Angela was perhaps best known for playing dauntless mystery novelist Jessica Fletcher on “Murder, She Wrote” on CBS for 12 years.

Source: Manila Bulletin (