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Broadway legend Elaine Stritch dies at age 89

Join us in raising a glass to an icon of the stage...

Broadway actress and singer Elaine Stritch passed away yesterday (Thursday 17th July) at her home in Birmingham, Michigan.

Stritch’s career in theatre, TV and films span over six decades, earning herself five Tony nominations and one Tony award, eight Emmy nominations, winning three and was inducted into the American Theatre Hall of Fame in 1995.

One of Elaine’s most memorable performances on stage was in 1970 Stephen Sondheim Musical Company where she performed the showstopper The Ladies Who Lunch, which soon became her anthem.

Elaine’s career progressed into television in 1972, where she stared in the sitcom Two’s Company, where she met her husband John Bay. In her later years Elaine guest appeared in Drama series such as Law & Order and a regular apperance as Alec Baldwin's mother in 30 Rock, which she won an Emmy for each.

In 2001 Elaine released her one woman show Elaine Stritch at Liberty which tracked her life and career, which finally earned herself a Tony award and an Emmy win.

In an interview with New York Times Elaine said, "I can change the subject of my life with humour when it’s down", which came through in her career as a born entertainer.

Elaine Stritch will be missed by all her knew her and was touched by her work.

Celebrities have taken to twitter to mourn the life of Elaine...

Listen to Elaine’s anthem The Ladies Who Lunch below...

Words Ben Walker, @Benjwalker94

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