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Actress Elaine Stritch dies at 89

Elaine Stritch, star of stage and screen, has died at the age of 89. (AP Photo, 2013)
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NEW YORK (AP/WJLA) - Elaine Stritch, the brash theater performer whose gravelly, gin-laced voice and impeccable comic timing made her a theatrical icon, has died, according to Brigade Marketing. She was 89.

Stritch died at home Thursday in Birmingham, Mich.

Stritch appeared in movies and on television, and was known for her roles as a feisty lawyer on "Law and Order" and Alec Baldwin's paranoid mother on "30 Rock." She won three Emmys.

However, 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."

She 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.

Stritch's signature style was wearing a loose fitting white shirt, high heels and sheer black tights.

 

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