Jul 17, 2014
By Michael Kramer
Elaine Stritch – a brash and beloved Broadway Baby – has died.
She was 89.
The Tony winning Broadway actress and singer became a living icon of show business.
She passed away today at home in Birmingham, Michigan – but for many years Stritch lived at the Carlyle Hotel in Manhatten.
While the stage was her true professional home, the Broadway trouper appeared in films too, including Woody Allen’s “September” in 1987, and “Small Time Crooks” in 2000.
Stritch also showed up on TV – with a recurring role on the comedy “30 Rock” as the domineering mother of the television executive played by Alec Baldwin.
Stritch also had a Toronto connection. She played “Pathy-Ann Hawkes” in the 1993 Livent production of “Showboat,” and delighted audiences here with her one-woman show, “Elaine Stritch,at Liberty.”