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Broadway Legend Elaine Stritch Is Dead At 89

Broadway Legend Elaine Stritch Is Dead At 89

The celebrated actress and singer, who in recent years became known for her recurring role on the NBC comedy 30 Rock, died at her Michigan home on Thursday.

1. Elaine Stritch died at her home in Birmingham, Michigan on Thursday, July 17. She was 89.

Elaine Stritch died at her home in Birmingham, Michigan on Thursday, July 17. She was 89.

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Her death was confirmed by her friend Julie Keyes, the New York Times reported. Stritch moved to Michigan last year after years of living at the Carlyle Hotel in Manhattan.

3. The charismatic actress who began her career in 1940 starred in Broadway hits including “Elaine Stritch at Liberty” and “Show Boat,” and was nominated for multiple Tonys and Emmys, winning three of the latter.

The charismatic actress who began her career in 1940 starred in Broadway hits including "Elaine Stritch at Liberty" and "Show Boat," and was nominated for multiple Tonys and Emmys, winning three of the latter.

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The actress performing in “Elaine Stritch At Liberty” in 2002.

4. In recent years, Stritch was a beloved recurring character on the NBC comedy, 30 Rock, playing the bossy, goofy mother to Alec Baldwin’s character. She won an Emmy for the role in 2007.

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8. In this New York Times video, Stritch said, “I don’t know what to say about humor, except thank god for it.”

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