Little Women on PBS: meet the just-announced cast

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BEVERLY HILLS, CA – MAY 09: Actress Angela Lansbury attends the 25th Anniversary screening of ‘Beauty and the Beast’: A Marc Davis Celebration of Animation at Samuel Goldwyn Theater on May 9, 2016 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images)

Angela Lansbury as Aunt March

Where you’ve seen her before: Um, she’s the original Mrs. Potts! You may have also seen the Broadway legend on Murder, She Wrote at your grandparents’ house.

Her Little Women character: Aunt March is the rich, bitter aunt of the girls’ father. She never passes up a chance to criticize Jo or to rub her wealth in her family’s face. But when push comes to shove, the March sisters know they can turn to Aunt March when in need—and that Aunt March will hold it over them forever.

Predecessors: Mary Wickes (1994), Lucile Watson (1949), and Edna May Oliver (1933).