Angela Lansbury, ‘Murder, She Wrote’ and ‘Beauty and the Beast’ star, Dies at 96

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Angela Lansbury died at the age of 96, her family announced in a statement.

“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 AM today, Tuesday, October 11, 2022, just five days shy of her 97th birthday,” her family shared.

Lansbury starred on “Murder, She Wrote” for 12 seasons, from 1984 to 1996, and was the voice of the beloved Mrs. Pots form “Beauty and the Beast.

The actress was nominated for three Oscars, first for her role in the 1944 classic “Gaslight,” again 1945’s “The Picture of Dorian Gray,” and for the 1962 movie “All Fall Down.”  She was also the recipient of five Tony Awards, most recently in 2009 for best featured actress in a play for her work in Noel Coward’s “Blithe Spirit.”

(NBC News)