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Elaine Stritch

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Elaine Stritch was an Irish-American actress of stage and screen, as well as notable cabaret runs and one-woman shows. One of these shows was Elaine Stritch At Liberty, which won the Tony for Best Special Theatrical Event in 2002. Ms. Stritch would also win Emmy Awards for guest turns in comedy (30 Rock in 2007), drama (Law and Order, 1993), and for At Liberty in 2004, through its release with HBO.

Best known to stage audiences for playing acerbic, dry-wit “broad” types, Stritch originated roles for Sondheim’s musical Company in 1971, Coward’s musical Sail Away in 1962, and William Inge’s play Bus Stop in 1955. She also appeared in Broadway productions of Show Boat, A Little Night Music, A Delicate Balance, and still more during a career spanning more than 70 years. She appeared, usually in clever smaller roles, in several films by directors like Woody Allen, David O. Selznick, and Blake Edwards.

She released 1 album, Stritch, in 1956, and is featured on multiple cast albums and in live DVD presentations, oftentimes performing as part of celebrations or nights honoring Stephen Sondheim.

Her documentary, Shoot Me, was released to theaters in February of 2014, only 5 months before her death at 89.

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