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It's a tale as old as time — and it's been a long time since audiences first saw and heard it all in Disney's animated musical "Beauty and the Beast."
But on Sunday night, Angela Lansbury took the stage at Lincoln Center to celebrate the film's 25th anniversary, and she made it seems as though no time at all had passed.
The 90-year-old stage and screen star, who played sentimental teapot Mrs. Potts in the 1991 film, put on a pitch-perfect performance of the Oscar-winning theme song for fans who attended a special screening.
Lansbury even channeled Mrs. Potts on stage, as she ended the song with a couple of lines intended for a familiar tiny teacup.
"Run along and get in the cupboard, Chip," she said, capturing the spirit of a similar line from the film. "It's time you was in bed. Night-night."
Though Mrs. Potts was just one of more than 60 big screen parts she's played in her career, Lansbury counts it as one of the best.
"Among the movies I will be remembered for, I'd say this is number one or two," she told reporters on the red carpet before her performance.
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