Elaine Stritch passes away at age 89

07.17.14 4 years ago

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Sad news from the world of entertainment today as entertainment legend Elaine Stritch has passed away.  Stritch was 89 years old and her death has been confirmed by a friend, Julie Keyes.  The actress and singer was at her home in Birmingham, Michigan at the time.

Stritch had a long career on the Broadway stage, she was nominated for five Tony Awards, the first being for “Bus Stop” in 1956.  She finally won a Tony with her last nomination in 2002 for her one woman show, “Elaine Stritch at Liberty.”

Over the course of her career, Stritch also earned eight Emmy nominations and won three times, including once in 2007 for her portrayal of Jack Donaghy's mother on “30 Rock.”  She was nominated another four times for that part which saw her in a number of episodes opposite Alec Baldwin. 

The actress played a number of big screen roles as well including appearing earlier this year in a documentary focused on her, “Elaine Stritch: Shoot Me.”  She also received a Grammy nomination in 2005 for a spoken word album, “The Best Halloween Ever.”

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