Angela Lansbury Stuns Lincoln Center Audience With Surprise Performance Of Beauty & The Beast [VIDEO]

Billboard reports:

The Film Society of Lincoln Center and Disney presented a special viewing of Beauty and the Beast on Sunday night (Sept. 18) in honor of the classic animated film’s 25th anniversary. While original voice cast members such as Robby Benson (Beast), Paige O’Hara (Belle), Angela Lansbury (Mrs. Potts) and Richard White (Gaston) had all signed on to appear at the event, no one expected what happened when Lansbury glided on stage.

Introduced by none other than (a costumed) Belle and the Beast, Lansbury dove into a stunning version of the film’s title track, adding her own spin, of course, and ending with an adorable quote from Mrs. Potts herself: “Run along and get in the cupboard, Chip. Time you was in bed.” The film was originally screened as a “Work in Progress” at the 29th annual New York Film Festival held in the same hall in September of 1991.

  • JoeMyGod

    The night in 2008 that I earned my Platinum Show Queen card.

    • GayOldLady

      Lucky you!

    • TampaDink

      Evidence that card is well deserved.

    • JoeMyGod

      This was taken at the after-party for Bea Arthur’s memorial, which Bea herself had commanded to take place.

      • Kruhn

        Now that was a classy gal! An after party for her memorial! Ms. Arthur, Ms. Arthur you’re something else!

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    • gaymex1

      That is fantastic Joe.

    • fuzzybits

      You look like you were having a hard time not exploding with joy.

      • JoeMyGod

        Totally. This was the only usable photo out of five because I looked so ridiculously giddy in the others.

        • fuzzybits

          I’ll be the same if I would ever meet Dolly. I’d probably look like Ed Grimley.

          • Mow

            I worked on “The Muppets..Again”. When they sat Animal down I asked if I could shake his hand, and I did while he was in character. People couldn’t wrap their heads around this big doof smiling from ear to ear and in tears of happiness. Hard to convince them he was and still is one of my childhood heroes.

          • NMNative

            Both of the above and the Divine Miss M for me.

        • David Walker

          Jealous jealous jealous jealous jealous jealous jealous jealous

    • Ninja0980

      Lucky you!

    • Roger

      I´ve loved this lady since I was a very young kid! I´m so thankful to life for getting to see her twice on stage!!

    • Dave B

      I met Angela Lansbury in about 1992. I was selling home furnishings at the time, I jumped at the chance to carry her things to her Volvo station wagon which was littered with dirt and garden bark chips. She apologized explaining she had been gardening all day. She was just so beautiful, she for me was exactly as you would hope she was. Sweet and so nice and very friendly.

  • Blake Mason

    Jessica Fletcher… dead bodies showed up everywhere she went.

    • Treant

      Years later, she was finally identified as the Cabot Cove Stalker, the serial killer with the highest body count in the history of crime…

    • Gustav2

      Well, that will happen because Angela Lansbury is a socialist!!!!!!!!11!!!!!

    • lymis

      It actually was funny that everywhere the character went, people would say, “Isn’t that Jessica Fletcher, the author?” rather than diving for the available exits in fear of their lives. Those must have been some damn good books.

      • Ninja0980

        Not to mention in a lot of the episodes where her friends turn out to be the doer.
        Why on earth would you commit a crime when Jessica shows up?

        • popebuck1

          Look, these things are near-impossible to schedule. You can’t just reschedule a murder at the last minute just because Cousin Jessica suddenly came to town.

          • Ninja0980

            I would do my best to try.

    • LADY MABELINE

      Cabot Cove must have had the highest murder rate in the country.

      • BobSF_94117

        Come visit Cabot Cove and you’ll never leave!!!!

        — CC Visitors’ Bureau and Crematorium

    • CanuckDon

      I always love it at the end as the killer confesses and tells their sad story while Jessica shakes her head with a “you stupid bitch” look.

    • Circle Thomas

      She’s going to be guest starring in a couple episodes of Game of Thrones coming up. Let’s face it: King’s Landing really is the medieval Cabot Cove, but with more nudity. Also, Cersei makes Alexis Colby look like Maria Von Trapp, but that’s a story for another post.

    • Paul

      The first thing I said after she walked out to sing during the opening of Eurodisney was ‘oh oh, who’s for it?’

  • I’ve always liked that song and her singing it.

  • Pollos Hermanos
  • AtticusP

    With everyone we’ve lost so far this year, it’s so nice to know that a treasure like Angela Lansbury is still with us, bringing beauty and joy to the world.

    • TampaDink

      It’s so nice to have her back where she belongs.

      • Pollos Hermanos

        I see what you did there.

      • Keiffer

        That’s a Hello, Dolly! reference but she was never in that production. As one of Jerry’s Girls she did Mame, though (twice).

        And I see on Bette Midler’s Twitter that the revival of Hello, Dolly! with her in the title role broke Broadway sales for a first day.

        Edit: One of the best lines I ever heard regarding Mame was when Bea Arthur was introducing the Mame portion of Jerry’s Girls and she referred to it as “Vera”. She commented that of course it was Mame because it was so hard to find rhymes for Vera. *pregnant pause* “Soundheim could have done it.” 🙂

        • TampaDink

          For some odd reason, I was thinking that Dame Lansbury had, at some point, starred in a stage production of “Hello Dolly!”. My bad.
          I loved Bea Arthur’s sense of humor & timing.

    • Kruhn

      Don’t forget Betty White.

  • JoeMyGod

    That’s two-time Oscar winner Alan Menken playing the piano. He wrote the score for Beauty & The Beast and The Little Mermaid. Menken’s longtime collaborator Howard Ashman died of AIDS in 1991.

    • Brian G

      “To our friend Howard, who gave a mermaid her voice and a beast his soul, we will be forever grateful. Howard Ashman 1950–1991.”

    • Kevin Perez

      I’ve often wondered what kind of over-the-top show Howard Ashman and Howard Crabtree could have thrown together if they were around today.

      • sisterfalconer

        OMG, Howard Crabtree !! incredible

      • The Milkman

        Omg Howard Crabtree. Genius.

    • pdanbridge

      Eight-time Oscar winner, Joe!

  • GayOldLady

    It’s rare to see someone perform who I’ve loved since childhood. She is magnificent and a Star in every way.

    • Gustav2

      “It’s rare to see someone perform who I’ve loved since childhood.”

      Oh honey, don’t feed straight lines to this old queen. I’ll just do a Jack Benny hand to face and eye-roll. 😉

      • GayOldLady

        I know that was a great temptation to you,but it just had to be said. Almost every star from my childhood and even my young adult life is dead or laid up somewhere waiting to die. :-)I never got to see her perform on Broadway, that’s what happens when you live in Dixie. Still I’m a fan of her screen work, especially The Manchurian Candidate. I even liked Murder She Wrote and watch the reruns when I can catch them.

        • Gustav2

          I know what you mean. I remarked the other day to the hubby. every star we had the unknowing hots for as gaylings is now dead.

        • TuuxKabin

          Oh she was chilling in Manchurian Candidate! My first impression of her. Then I got to see her in the original production of “Sweeney Todd”. 90, nearly 91. No words.

          • GayOldLady

            Wasn’t she wonderful. I have a library of old movies and that is one of the classics in my opinion.

          • TuuxKabin

            Wonderful. What a relief when that dream boat Laurence Harvey gets her right between the eyes and what an impact as she takes it. A relief to an edge of the seat adrenaline producing movie. No wonder it was suppressed for so many years after the Kennedy assassination, whether because of Frank Sinatra’s influence or United Artist’s decision, it was so close to the bone. And that it was intended as a ‘black comedy’ makes it all the more intriguing.

          • GayOldLady

            That’s it, I’m going to have to watch it again. 🙂

          • TuuxKabin

            I’d love to see it again . . . maybe the public library has it. Be sure to have enough pop corn. The scene in the kitchen, with the quart of milk! What a graceful collapse!

            And when she suggests to Raymond: “Why don’t you pass the time by playing a little solitaire?” the tension gets so intense.

            Raymond: “Twelve days of Christmas! One day of Christmas is loathsome enough!”

            Like you said, “That’s it! I have to watch it again.”

          • GayOldLady

            You’ve seen it so much you have your favorite lines memorized, or do you have an eidetic memory?

            If the library doesn’t have it you can buy the regular DVD on Amazon for about $12 or TCM.COM for about the same price. Just make sure you don’t buy the Denzel Washington remake.

          • TuuxKabin

            There are some things that stick with me. Friends will ask me how I remember such detail. It’s visual as well as verbal. I just go there.

            I never buy remakes of anything, and thanks for the lead. It’d be many a night good bedtime story to watch. Yeah, I’m that twisted.

            You know the original “Wickerman”, yes? And “Don’t Look Now”? Saw them as a double bill, as they were planned to be released together in England, where I was at the time. Both, right up my alley. I’ll come back with a clip from ’em.

          • GayOldLady

            Oh, you’re into the mystery! I don’t think I’ve seen “Wickerman”…… “Don’t look now” is a film I haven’t seen in many years. I bought all the Alfred Hitchcock movies and have watched them all within the past couple of years. My favorites are Vertigo, North by Northwest, Rear Window (saw the big screen restored version a couple of years ago at local Cinema. Even better on the big screen), The man who knew too much, Strangers on a train, Notorious. I’m not a huge fan of Psycho, but it’s my Wife’s favorite, or The Birds. Those 2 give me the creeps.

          • TuuxKabin

            I thought he, Alfred Hitchcock, started getting into too much ‘staging’ with the Birds, and Marnie, Tippi Hedren was my least favorite blond of his. Doris Day my favorite, tho she only starred in The Man Who Knew Too Much. In an interview she mentioned how nervous he made her, and finally approached him asking for criticism, which he was more than willing to give to his blond starlets, and he shrugged her off, saying, “you’re perfect, don’t change a thing.” Vertigo, ^^^^^^^^^^, ditto for N by NW, Rear Window. And Strangers on a Train was a fine “karma” movie. Psycho I can just about give you word for word of the script . . . one favorite scene is where Pat Hitchcock says to Janet Leigh in the real estate office, “oh, he flirted with you. He must have noticed my wedding ring.” Ask your darling if she remembers that line. I like the deep dark psychological thrillers. What was the Gregory Peck, Ingrid Bergman film, with dream sequences by Salvador Dali . . . ‘Spellbound’! And the music was ‘dreamy’.

          • GayOldLady

            Your memory is much better than mine. And yep…….The Gregory Peck/Bergman film was Spellbound.

            And Doris Day is one of my favorite actresses. I loved the Doris Day/Rock Hudson comedies because they were both so cute and funny together. Doris Day had quite an amazing Screen career too.

          • TuuxKabin

            I was the President, VP, Secretary and Treasurer of the Doris Day fan club as a young fan of hers. She was an excellent actress as well as performer. Her performance in Love Me Or Leave Me, and her singing the theme song. Her terrified portrayal of being a ‘gas lighted’ wife, with Rex Harrison, set in London. Her performance in Julie, with Louis Jordan, All well done, not over the top at all. Love my Doris Day, to this day. Thanks for the memory. And a wonderous good morning to you, your dollngk, my dollingk, and all the lil’ dollingks, on down the line. Mine, with the effortless ability to snooze on and on, continues to sleep soundly, I’m about to get up and out the door to my 7th session in a stamina training set I’m doing with my/our Uzbekie barber/trainer. Hell of a nice guy, and sounds like Boris or Boris and Natasha, so I always giggle at his instructions and encouragement. Hugs.

          • GayOldLady

            Good morning Mr. Tuux. Enjoy the stamina training. I’m heading to doc appoint this morning. Talk to you later.

          • TuuxKabin
          • TuuxKabin
          • David Walker

            That’s another one you have to be VERY careful that you get the original and not the (yawn) (WTF?) remake.

          • TuuxKabin

            It was an automatic pffffft, when I heard about the remake, another why the fuck bother? I’m surprised they haven’t done a remake of “Don’t Look Now”. I like how the scriptwriter, or whoever, took Daphne DuMaurier’s short story and ran with it.

          • TuuxKabin
          • TuuxKabin

            Sorry, but I’ve gotten carried away.

            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fchcOeDlMrM

          • Adam King

            World’s Slowest Assassin.

          • TuuxKabin

            Best looking too, but it worked.

          • TuuxKabin

            The very final scene, Janet Leigh and Frank Sinatra. Notice Janet Leigh, sitting there, just like the scene from ‘Psycho’ when she’s listening to Norman Bates’ rant before the shower scene.

          • GayOldLady

            That’s a wonderful scene. Also the scene when Angela Lansbury realizes the next bullet is coming for her.

          • TuuxKabin

            And there’s not a thing she can do about it. Ja!

          • perversatile

            I remember seeing ‘Gaslight’ for the first time and how absolutely incredulous I was that the vile conniving maid (for whom I had an almost visceral desire to see get punched in the face by Ingrid Bergman’s character) had some how grown up to be the the same lady who beat the Nazis in ‘Bedknobs and Broomsticks’ . Though inadvertent, I’ll always acknowledge Angela Lansbury for making a 10 year old’s rather childish world view, a little less absolute.

          • David

            My mother rented The Manchurian Candidate for us to watch (years ago when you had to leave the house to get a movie). She said “You only know her as Jessica Fletcher, you’ll be amazed.” And as always, mom was right.

          • TuuxKabin

            Mom’s know. Just like mine, mentioning “anything with Christopher Lee is a horror movie.” Another excellent actor in many a film. But Manchurian Candidate is an all time thriller, don’t get much better than that.

        • Chuck in NYC

          Well, I didn’t see her in the original cast but I did see Ann Miller — who was another kind of terrific. My one time seeing Angela on Broadway was in Sweeney Todd — unforgettable.

        • David Walker

          I saw her live in “Auntie Mame” when it was in tryouts in Philly. I had the feeling I was watching the show that would wind up on Broadway. I later read that she, Bea Arthur, and Jerry Herman would go off to the movies in the afternoons and laugh because the friends assumed they’d all be exhausted from re-writes and such. In fact, they left Philadelphia with the show that was seen on Broadway. One of those matinees that you just don’t forget.

          • GayOldLady

            I envy those of you who’ve been able to see her on stage. She’s remarkable.

      • GayOldLady

        And I loved Jack Benny too. One of those rare comedians who could make you laugh without ever saying a word, especially the hand to face and the eye-roll.

        • Beagle

          We saw a number of old reruns of his show on JLTV a while back. Comic genius — and as you said, able to get laughs without a word.
          Although he had some pretty good words, too. Like, “I’m thinking!”

        • Amanda B. Rekendwith

          I hope you will like this one.
          Sheer genius with Liberace.
          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qSj_pxcH5Uw

          • GayOldLady

            That was great! I loved Liberace too.

    • Gustav2

      I do have a story that will make you smile. Old prejudices die hard.

      When we first moved in a neighbor brought a friend over to our front porch to sit, I think we might have been the first gays to have a long conversation with either of them. The neighbor told the friend she must see the inside of the house. Afterwards the neighbor said she needed to ask us about interior decorating, (!) I have told her many times in the last decade I am colorblind when she asks me to help her out….

      but she just dragged the old queen over to her house to help her choose the color to paint her front door.

      • GayOldLady

        LOL!! Maybe I need you to come help us. We had a hell of a time deciding on colors for our shutters and door after putting on a new roof. My poor wife was so put out with me. I had her paint parts of the front door 4 different colors so I could stand back and decide which went best with the brick and the roof. I’m still not happy with our final choice. But it is funny how some people hold to the stereotypes about us. Kind of like all lesbians love sweat pants and flannel shirts. I’m not going to tell you how I feel about either. I’m not giving you another straight line to work on. 🙂

        • Gustav2

          So now the colorblind amateur but gay (so he knows-it’s genetic! They are all good at it) has chosen the color to paint her house to contrast her 1960’s Indiana stone and now the color of her front door. Both were done in the last week.

          The other neighbors who are retired have come out now she is done with the door and said they loved it…now I am in trouble. “Gustav helped with the colors!”

          LOL, please not you, too.

          • GayOldLady

            Here’s my experience, and I hate stereotyping as much as you do, but a color blind gay man is better at color coordination than a lesbian. Now if you want a tip on how to place a bet on a NFL game, or how to fix your vacuum cleaner, give me a call. 🙂

          • Gustav2

            We take the vacuum cleaner to the only shop in the entire Columbus area who does that kind of work…cash only.

            We stopped watching Football after a brother-in-law has had problems. He played since he was 8 and continued until he was kicked out of college…then semi-pro. He was 45 when his confused rages became a problem and the former math wiz couldn’t balance a checkbook. Dr’s have tried to get more blood to the brain via scrapping his arteries, but he is self medicating now.

          • GayOldLady

            That’s sad! I have a grandson who’s the captain of his HS football team and the QB. Since we’ve found out about the brain damage from concussions I’ve silently wished he would quit, but he loves the sport and I must confess, so do I.

        • perversatile

          My BF thinks because I instinctually know what would be visually un-appealing when it comes to our home’s appearance, that I should also be able to figure the best configuration for furniture, where to hang a a new painting, how low a light fixture hangs, or even how many disco balls you should have for a Christmas party, without actually having to physically ‘see’ it.
          What he fails to grasp, is I just adore watching him when he’s climbing a ladder, moving heavy furniture and how sweet his ass looks when he’s wearing a tool belt

      • sfbob

        My hubby is so color blind he literally needs someone to go along with him when he shops for clothes for work. And that someone isn’t me because although I’m not AS color blind as he is, I’m not exactly perfect either. And neither of us is a bit of good at decorating. You’d think we were straight or something.

  • Lazycrockett

    Still pretty spry for 90.

  • Merv99

    Wow. A living legend, and she’s still got it at 90.

  • Natty Enquirer

    No substitutiary locomotion required.

  • LeftyNYC

    Why is it everything Angela Lansbury does gets me choked up? Less than a month from her 91st birthday, she’s still utterly luminescent.

  • teeveedub

    So, Springsteen might be doing 4 -hour concerts at age 67. But Angela cam bring the house down at age 90 in less than 3 minutes. {sniff sniff}

    • Lazycrockett

      AND solve a murder.

      • Kruhn

        In 45 minutes

    • JustSayin’

      I still love springsteen too!

      • teeveedub

        Me, too. I got choked up at his interview yesterday on CBS.

  • Ross

    Ninety????????

    Damn, girl! Damn!

  • Kind of OT, but I was surprised they never got her to appear in Downton Abbey.

    • Dazzer

      On the rare occasions when she performs in the UK, she prefers the stage.

      Her official title is Dame Angela Lansbury and she received her damehood for service to theatrical arts.

    • Cuberly

      There’s gossip that she’ll make an appearance in the new season of Game of Thrones. I’d maybe take that with a grain of salt but a scene between her and Diana Rigg would be awesome.

      • Dazzer

        Oooooh a dame-off.

        Those things are really great as they subtly try to undermine each other and use every trick in their considerable playboooks to gain the upper hand.

        Dench and Smith are magnificent at it. But Dame Diana v Dame Angela would be an epic face off.

  • Ninja0980

    Watching MSW with my mom is one of my guilty pleasures.
    Please don’t leave us anytime soon Angela, will be hard to watch them without crying the first couple of times.

    • Johnny Wyeknot

      Did you see the episode with a very young skinny long haired George Clooney? Oh my!

      • Ninja0980

        Yup, it also had Courtney Cox on as well.

  • Oikos

    Pretty awesome for 90.

  • TK

    Holy shit…the guy who voiced Beast is a hot daddy

    • Ninja0980

      Fun fact, he was also the voice actor for Prince Alexander in King’s Quest 6, one of my favorite computer games.
      And yes, he is hot.

    • BobSF_94117

      Some of us have admired him since he was a twink.

      • Bryan

        Wow, changed a lot since then…

        • BobSF_94117

          Sic transit gloria hotti

          [edit]I should clarify that I think he’s a lot hotter now than when he was a twink, and my twink self at the time he was a twink would have agreed. [/edit]

        • Johnny Wyeknot

          Um, haven’t we all?

          • Bryan

            Of course!
            Until TK’s picture post, I hadn’t seen pictures of mature Robbie. I’m really only familiar with these other images of him as a young actor…

          • Johnny Wyeknot

            Some change a lot for the better, some for the worse, and then there’s Robbie. Always hot!

      • EdmondWherever

        Glad he didn’t go downhill!

      • coram nobis

        Don’t forget him in Ode to Billy Joe.

    • jimbo65

      Yeah in the late 70s early 80s he was kinda a Tiger beat pin up pretty boy. He has grown up to be quite Woofy.

    • Joe in PA

      Daddy? Oh my.

    • octobercountry

      I REALLY had a thing for him when I was a kid—man, now I’m depressed, thinking about how long ago that was! He was quite the hot twink there for a while, very popular…

      • octobercountry

        And then again, I also liked him when he was sporting the “long-haired daddy” look—heh, heh, heh….

      • Johnny Wyeknot

        Nothing like a pair of 1970’s cut offs.

      • Adam King

        It’s a wonder the camera didn’t catch fire.

    • William

      STILL a HOTTIE….Grrrr…and those amazing eyes! 😉 XXX

  • Kruhn

    I could barely see the video through the tears of joy watching her sing. She’s awesome.

    Funny she’s been a fixture in Disney for decades.

    • JustSayin’

      Bednobs and Broomsticks and on to Nanny McPhee

  • The Professor

    Wonderful.

  • Texndoc

    I only recently saw her in The Picture of Dorian Gray” (1945) and kept saying “I know her” until I got online and searched the cast having not seen the credits. I still think of her as a New Englander rather than British, that TV show I guess.

    • joe ho

      Have you watched her in Gaslight? That was her break.

      • greenmanTN

        She lied about her age to get that part. I think she was only 16.

    • Hurd Hatfield certainly was a handsome man.

      • Johnny Wyeknot

        He was. I thought it was perfect casting but not sure the critics at the time thought so.

      • Adam King

        And creepy as all get out.

    • Elsewhere1010

      And she was just 20 years old at the time. Quite a performance, isn’t it?

    • JustSayin’

      She was also in National Velvet and Gaslight immediately before that…pretty heavy hitter roles for a “kid” at that time. She got an Academy nomination playing against Ingred Bergam and Charles Boyer…hard to get noticed in that crowd but she did.

      • Lakeview Bob

        You are right. What a fine film.

  • Lane

    Just a little change
    Small to say the least.
    Then again, they don’t commit sins of the flesh
    So it’s pretty fresh.

  • LeeCMH

    Robby and I are the same age. He was my teenage crush oh so many years ago.

  • Tear time.

    • ConnieHinesDorothyProvine

      I still think of Angela Lansbury as the woman from The Manchurian Candidate.

      A trick that they used in the movie is that she’s the candidate’s wife, implying that she’s the proverbial man – or woman – behind the curtain.

  • Elsewhere1010

    Lyricist Howard Ashman was also a lyrist, meaning he was a lyric poet. His work sounded simple, but carried great weight and strong emotions.

  • TexasBoy

    25 years…Now I feel old. And Angela Lansbury…wow. Amazing lady at 90 years young.

    • Friday

      I had been under the mistaken impression she wasn’t around anymore, but she’s looking good. 🙂

    • Lakeview Bob

      She looks radiant.

  • Joe Schmo
  • JoyZeeBoy

    I never met the lady but I DID have the privilege of seeing her on Broadway as Mrs. Lovett (“Sweeney Todd”) and (SQUEE) in the 80’s revival of “Mame”.

    • Lakeview Bob

      I saw her in a revival of Gypsy in 1978 at Wolf Trap in Northern Virginia. I will always treasure that memory.

  • octobercountry

    Gotta love Angela—and what a long career! It’s always a pleasure to see her. (I always got a kick out of this very colourful early photo—in costume for “The Harvey Girls” in 1946.)

  • JustSayin’

    Always loved her performances

  • RoverSerton

    Truly lovely, first Dick VD doing Chitty chitty bang bang and now this. Thanks Joe.

  • Lakeview Bob

    I can’t get this big ass stupid smile off my face. Just love her to pieces.

    • TrollopeReader

      Smiles are good !!

      🙂

  • coram nobis

    In a sidebar on Broadway news, the Les Misérables people are complaining that Donald is co-opting “Can You Hear The People Sing?”

    https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2016/sep/19/donald-trump-upsets-les-miserables-song-rally-cameron-mackintosh

    Actually, I think it would be fitting if Donald sang the Thénardier songbook. Something tells me he’d be good in the role.

  • EweTaw

    How can anyone forget . . .
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wd0_K0fqGVA

  • greenmanTN

    I’d rather watch her in Manchurian Candidate: The Musical

  • coram nobis

    Double the fun. Angela Lansbury and Bea Arthur in their show-stopper from “Mame.”

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ilV5K8tw_6o

    • Hank

      The TWO DAMES really know how to truck it on down with CLASS and STYLE!!!

  • Hank

    Angela Lansbury….. Brava, Brava, Brava!!!

    I saw her on Broadway in Mame along with Bea Arthur!!!

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/88750a31ab659d28ebc5116125345eaa53afbd5e0b72c44d42074435e6a46d29.gif

  • Johnny Wyeknot

    Gaslight and beyond. A true professional. She loves working and it shows in everything she does. She is the one actor that could play Bette Davis roles as well as Bette Davis. Brava!

  • Ninja0980

    This movie was 25 years ago when I was still in elementary school.
    Starting to feel a little old now…

    • sfbob

      25 years ago I was long out of elementary school. And high school and college. For some time now I’ve categorized events based on whether they took place while my late husband was alive or after he had passed away. We went to see Beauty and the Beast together, perhaps 18 months before he died..

    • kevin vincent

      I wasn’t even born yet XD

    • Mark

      Make me feel old – – I was 40 then!

  • easygoingmister

    Well. That was very nice.

  • Mark

    What a wonderfully talented and beautiful lady!!!

  • Robincho

    “Blithe Spirit” came last season to SF, and Miss Lansbury totally KILLED as Mme. Arcati. I mean absolute slaughter, and a decimation ten times over. At her curtain calls, she appeared to be as fresh as a nosegay… 😉

    • John Kusters

      Yes, I caught that performance as well, and she absolutely stole the show.

  • Jim

    Damn, she made me cry!

  • The buzz after that initial showing, with the film not complete (as in some of the animation just moving sketches with no color or detail) wowed audiences creating justifiable anticipation for the film, the first animated movie to be nominated for best picture and raising the bar so that the studios got a separate category for animated features (because they did not want animated films to start winning which Toy Story 3, Up and several others could have).

    It’s also a bittersweet moment because lyricist Howard Ashman died before the film was released.

  • 3-Star

    I always laugh when a “Christian” tells me how much they love this movie and encourage their kids to watch it because it’s a Disney film. I guess they choose to ignore that bestiality is SIN. Exodus 22:19, Leviticus 18:23, Leviticus 20:15-16, Deuteronomy 27:21
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  • WillMoor

    GOD how I love this woman.

  • Chayste in LA

    Brava, Angela Lansbury, and pass the tissues!! I have truly become a verklempty old queen. ^.^;;

  • andrew

    Wow. She will be 91 yrs old next month.

  • sisterfalconer

    When she first did “Mame” on Broadway her high kicks were higher than the professional gypsy dancers by her side. People screamed.

  • Jeffrey

    I got to see Dame Angela a few years ago with Catherine Zeta-Jones in A Little Night Music. Dreadful show, but they were both wonderful. Seeing Lansbury on Broadway was a show queen highlight.

  • Yours_In_Christ

    I had no idea Glen Beck could play the piano

  • 1Truth1

    She still has the chops!!! Love it!!!

  • Helen Damnation ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

    Gurll, I thought that old woman was dead. What the hell is wrong with me?

    • Piercedchrlz

      Your screen name may provide a clue…….LOL.

      Couldn’t resist.

  • Mark

    If I live to be 91, I hope I am still singing.

  • The Milkman

    When she performs, everything else seems irrelevant.

  • jw2200

    Interview with Terry Gross (NPR – Fresh Air) 16 years ago talking mostly about her performance in Mame:
    http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=1272725

    A consummate pro.

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  • karmanot

    She is just amazing. The last time I saw her perform was when ‘Sweeny Todd’ opened on Broadway.

  • William

    Angela is AMAZING & BEAUTIFUL! What a great moment! <3