Elaine Stritch Dies at 89 But the Broadway Actress & Singer Won't Be Forgotten
It's a sad day for Broadway's creative community: Long-time Broadway veteran Elaine Stritch died Thursday morning at the age of 89. She passed at her home in Birmingham, Michigan, a home she returned to after infamously living out of the Carlyle Hotel in Manhattan for several years. The impressive actress boasted more than a 70 year career, beginning her memorable run in the early 1940s.
The actress also starred off the stage in film and television, such as Woody Allen's 1987 film September and the 2000 film Small Time Crooks. Her more recent film roles include 1997's Out to Sea, 2000's Autumn in New York, and the Jennifer Lopez flop, 2005's Monster In Law.
Millennials will likely know the actress for her reoccurring role on NBC's 30 Rock, playing the strict mother of Alec Baldwin's character. She was even nominated for an Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series Primetime Emmy for the role.
On stage, the unapologetic actress and songstress is most known for starring in No No Nanette, The King and I and I Married an Angel. In 2005 she was nominated for a Grammy Award in the Best Spoken Word Album for Children category for The Best Halloween Ever.
You will be missed, Ms. Stritch.