Angela Lansbury has been remembered as "an icon, a legend and a gem" following her death at the age of 96.
Her family said she died peacefully in her sleep at her home in Los Angeles, just five days before her 97th birthday.
With a career spanning eight decades, she was best known for her roles in Murder, She Wrote, Bedknobs and Broomsticks and for voicing Mrs Potts in Beauty and the Beast.
She is survived by three children, three grandchildren and five great grandchildren.
Chef Darina Allen, says the star spent five months staying with her family East Cork in the Ballymaloe Cookery School in the 1960s.