Born in London, England, on October 16, 1925, Angela began to study acting at the Webber-Douglas School of Dramatic Art

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until World War II forced her family to escape the London Blitz and emigrate to the United States.

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In New York, she enrolled in the Feagin School of Dramatic Arts and, at 16, earned her first professional job performing in a Montreal cabaret act.

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Her family relocated to Los Angeles and, in 1944, director George Cukor cast the 17-year-old actress as the Cockney maid in Gaslight.

The role not only won her a contract with Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, but also an Academy Award® nomination for Best Supporting Actress.

Angela’s achievements on stage, screen, and television are too numerous to count, but include six Golden Globe® Awards and 18 Primetime Emmy nominations.

She is also the recipient of the National Medal of the Arts and the Kennedy Center Honors,

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and she was named a Commander of the Order of the British Empire by Queen Elizabeth II in 1994.

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Angela was inducted as Disney Legend in 1995 alongside Wally Boag, Fulton Burley, Dean Jones, Edward Meck, Fred Moore, Thurl Ravenscroft, Wathel Rogers, and Betty Taylor.

her performances in  conventional Disney films—Bedknobs and Broomsticks (1971) and Beauty and the Beast (1991)—endeared her to fanatics of all ages across numerous generations.

Angela took her first musical-comedy film role as the apprentice witch Eglantine Price in Bedknobs and Broomsticks

She returned to Disney two decades later to voice Mrs. Potts, the enchanted teapot in the animated classic Beauty and the Beast

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