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How Angela Lansbury, the Original Mrs. Potts, Was Honored in Beauty and the Beast: 30 周年庆典

Shania Twain as Mrs. Potts; Angela Lansbury attends the "美丽 & The Beast" 25th Anniversary

Shania Twain as Mrs. Potts; Angela Lansbury attends the "美丽 & The Beast" 25th Anniversary

Shania Twain (升); Angela Lansbury.
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美女和野兽: 30 周年庆典 paid tribute to the late Angela Lansbury in a moving way on Thursday during ABC’s premiere of the live TV musical.

Lansbury voiced the character of Mrs. Potts, the singing teapot, in Disney’s 1991 animated version of the film.

作为 Shania Twain, who plays Mrs. Potts in this latest revival, finished singing the “美女和野兽” 歌曲, a projection of the animated teapot and Lansbury emerged behind her with 1925-2022 displayed, to honor Lansbury’s 96 岁月.

According to her family, the TV, screen and stage legend died peacefully in her sleep 十月. 11.

Best known for her role on 谋杀, She Wrote, the London-born star left a legacy that includes six 托尼奖, 一种 Screen Actors Guild Life Achievement Award, an American National Medal of the Arts, a Kennedy Center Honor, an honorary 奥斯卡 和一个 2014 damehood伊丽莎白女王.

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SHANIA TWAIN - BEAUTY AND THE BEAST: A 30TH CELEBRATION

SHANIA TWAIN - BEAUTY AND THE BEAST: A 30TH CELEBRATION

Shania Twain in 美女和野兽: 30 周年庆典.
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I was only more honored to be asked to play that role,” Twain, 57, previously told EW. “It made singing the theme song very emotional for me. 但 [the film’s composer] Alan Menken was on stage with me playing the piano, and that comforted me a great deal.

It was such an epic moment in my career to perform his own song with him there next to me,” she continued of the tender moment. “It was important to me to play the role with style and grace.

A sense of humor, inspired by Angela’s charm. I kept Angela in mind the whole time,” Twain added.

Along with Twain, 她. played the lead role of Belle, 和 乔什格罗班 as her beast. 丽塔莫雷诺 served as narrator, 马丁·肖特 as Lumiére, David Alan Grier as Cogsworth, Joshua Henry as Gaston, Rizwan Manji as LeFou, Jon Jon Briones as Maurice and Leo Abelo Perry as Chip.

FILM STILLS OF 'BEAUTY AND THE BEAST' WITH 1991

FILM STILLS OF 'BEAUTY AND THE BEAST' WITH 1991

美女和野兽 (1991).
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早在 2016 at N.Y.C.’s 25th anniversary screening of Disney’s 美女和野兽, Lansbury surprised audiences with a performance of the title song.

Like Twain, she was also accompanied by composer Menken, 73, and it marked the first time Lansbury sang the song live in over two decades.

And the legendary singer and actress was pitch perfect — even ending with a rendition of Mrs. Pottssignature sendoff to her animated teacup son.

Run along again to the cupboard, Chip,” she said to the audience’s applause. “夜晚, love.

美女和野兽: 30 周年庆典 is streaming now on Disney+.