LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 04:  Actor Angela Lansbury attends the 19th Annual AFI Awards at Four Seasons Hotel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills on January 4, 2019 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Michael Kovac/Getty Images for AFI)
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If you were a kid in the '90s, you'll forever remember Angela Lansbury as the voice of the kindhearted Mrs. Potts from Disney's 1991 classic. Lansbury's vocal performance makes the character soar off the drawing board, particularly during the enchanting sequence in which she sings the titular song.
Beauty and the Beast
It's easy enough to view "Bedknobs and Broomsticks" as a sort of "Mary Poppins"-lite, but this minor Disney classic boasts its own unique charms, thanks in large part to Lansbury's charming performance. The film won an Oscar for its eye-popping special effects, while Lansbury earned a Golden Globe nomination for Best Actress in a Musical or Comedy.
Bedknobs and Broomsticks
Lansbury won five Tonys for her stage work, including one for her performance as Mrs. Lovett during the original Broadway run of Stephen Sondheim's landmark musical. She reprised the role for a filmed stage version of the touring production that aired on PBS, forever preserving her Tony Award-winning performance and earning her an Emmy bid to boot.
Sweeney Todd
Lansbury is positively chilling as Eleanor Shaw Iselin, a cold-blooded Senator's wife who'll stop at nothing to ascend to the White House. She steals the show in a bravura performance that earned her a third Oscar nomination as Best Supporting Actress, plus victories at the Golden Globes and National Board of Review.
The Manchurian Candidate
John Guillermin's "Death on the Nile" utilized an all-star cast and lavish production values to bring Agatha Christie to the screen. Lansbury is a standout and she plays her roles to the rafters, earning her a BAFTA nomination as Best Supporting Actress, as well as a victory at the National Board of Review.
Death on the Nile