A true legend, actress, singer and Broadway icon Elaine Stritch passed away today at the age of 89.
Over the course of eight decades, Stritch made a remarkable stamp on the world of stage, film, and television, from her Broadway debut “Loco” in 1946 to Tony nominated roles in the original production of William Inge’s 1955 play “Bus Stop,” Noël Coward’s 1961 musical “Sail Away,” Stephen Sondheim’s 1970 musical “Company,” the 1996 revival of the Albee’s “A Delicate Balance,” all the way to her role as Jack Donaghy’s mom on “30 Rock” (which won her one of three Emmys). She literally has hundreds and hundreds of stage, film and television credits, certainly not least among them her incredible 2001 one woman show, “Elaine Stritch at Liberty” — a summation of her life and career which finally won her a Tony and yet another Emmy — below.
It’s truly extraordinary, just like everything Stritch brought to the table. She will be missed.