Star studded tributes pour in for Hollywood screen legend Angela Lansbury

Oct 15, 2022
Hollywood pays tribute to Angela Lansbury and her impactful career in the industry. Source: Getty

The entertainment world has once again lost another one of its biggest and brightest stars, after it was announced earlier this week that theatre luminary and TV actress Angela Lansbury had “peacefully” passed away in her sleep, at age 96.

Her absence is already being felt by many, especially by fellow thespians and screen actors who looked up to the star as a role model and guiding light as they pursued their own acting endeavours.

Given her impact on the entertainment industry, news of her passing sparked an outpouring of tributes from celebrities who are no doubt still grieving over her death.

Catherine Zeta-Jones, who starred in Broadway’s A Little Night Music, alongside Lansbury, took to Instagram to share a photo of them together with a caption that read: “Dearest, Darling, Dame Angela Lansbury. May you Rest In Peace.”

“Our Broadway double act will forever be one of the joys of my life. As the lights dim for you on ‘The Great White Way’ you shall glow forever in our hearts. Love you Angela, Catherine,” she wrote.

Actor Josh Gad, best known for being the voice of Olaf the snowman in Frozen, also took to Instagram to share his message.

“It is rare that one person can touch multiple generations, creating a breadth of work that defines decade after decade,” he wrote.

“Angela Lansbury was that artist. From Mame to Bedknobs, to Murder She Wrote to B&TB, to Mary Poppins Returns she touched four generations.”


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Oscar-winning American actress Viola Davis also honoured Lansbury with a touching tweet acknowledging the legacy she’s left behind.

Disney Animation Studios and NASA have also paid their respects to Lansbury, who brought the lovable Mrs Potts to life in the 1991 classic animation, Beauty and the Beast.

Many others have also added their voices to the chorus of praise for Lansbury and her stand-out performances, showing the extent of her impact across generations of actors and members of the public.

Prior to her death, Lansbury was nominated for ten Golden Globes and won four, she was also nominated for 12 Emmy Awards which saw her claim the record for the most Golden Globe nominations and wins for Best Actress in a television drama series and the most Emmy nominations for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series.

Lansbury is survived by three children and her brother, producer Edgar Lansbury, as well as several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

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