07-17-2014, 02:30 PM #1
Broadway legend Elaine Stritch has died
July 17, 2014 at 2:12 pm
Broadway legend and Detroit native Elaine Stritch has died
Detroit News and wire reports
Broadway legend Elaine Stritch, who was born in Detroit and last year returned to live in Birmingham, has died at 89, according to the New York Times.
She was as much a fixture as the Statue of Liberty in New York, but with a whole lot more to say.
Stritch lived a full life, from defining performances of Stephen Sondheim tunes on Broadway to the Tony- and Emmy-winning one-woman show "Elaine Stritch: At Liberty" to her memorable guest appearances on "30 Rock." She was also the focus of the documentary "Elaine Stritch: Shoot Me" last year. "Shoot Me," directed by Chiemi Karasawa, captured Stritch off stage, but no less theatrical...
From The Detroit News: http://www.detroitnews.com/article/2...#ixzz37kg8eGcz
07-17-2014, 02:40 PM #2
Actress Elaine Stritch, 89, passes away at home in Birmingham
BIRMINGHAM, Mich. -
Elaine Stritch, the Detroit native and Broadway legend who moved back home to Birmingham in 2013, has died at the age of 89...
07-17-2014, 02:44 PM #3
Elaine Stritch Dead at 89: Anna Kendrick, Jesse Tyler Ferguson and More Remember the Broadway Icon
Elaine Stritch has died at the age of 89. The Emmy and Tony winner passed away Thursday at her home in Birmingham, Mich.
Born in Detroit in 1925, Stritch got her start in show business on Broadway in the 1940s. She starred in over 40 Broadway productions, including Sail Away, Show Boat, Follies, The Full Monty and A Little Night Music. Her one-woman show Elaine Stritch at Liberty won the Tony Award for Best Special Theatrical Event...
07-17-2014, 03:49 PM #4
Elaine Stritch, brash stage legend, dies at 89
MARK KENNEDY, AP
38 minutes ago
NEW YORK (AP) — Elaine Stritch, the brash theater performer whose gravelly, gin-laced voice and impeccable comic timing made her a Broadway legend, has died. She was 89.
Joseph Rosenthal, Stritch's longtime attorney, said the actress died Thursday of natural causes at her home in Birmingham, Michigan.
Although Stritch appeared in movies and on television, garnering three Emmys and finding new fans as Alec Baldwin's unforgiving mother on "30 Rock," she was best known for her stage work, particularly in her candid one-woman memoir, "Elaine Stritch: At Liberty," and in the Stephen Sondheim musical "Company."
A tart-tongued monument to New York show business endurance, Stritch worked well into her late 80s, most recently as Madame Armfeldt in a revival of Sondheim's musical "A Little Night Music." She replaced Angela Lansbury in 2010 to critical acclaim...
07-17-2014, 05:26 PM #5
Versatile Broadway actress Elaine Stritch dies at 89
By Alan Duke, CNN
updated 4:03 PM EDT, Thu July 17, 2014
(CNN) -- Actress Elaine Stritch, known for her brash persona, gravelly voice and versatility over seven decades on Broadway, died Thursday, longtime friend Julie Keyes told CNN. She was 89.
Stritch died at her Birmingham, Michigan, home early Thursday, surrounded by family, Keyes said.
Funeral arrangements have not been made, but Stritch will be buried next to her husband, John Bay, in Chicago next week, Keyes said.
The marquees of Broadway theaters will be dimmed for one minute in Stritch's memory at 7:45 p.m. Friday, the Broadway League said...
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