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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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If This Little Girl Died Nearly 100 Years Ago, Why Do Her Eyes Still Open in Her Coffin?

If This Little Girl Died Nearly 100 Years Ago, Why Do Her Eyes Still Open in Her Coffin?

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Rosalia Lombardo is known simply as “Sleeping Beauty.” When she passed away in 1920, her body was embalmed by Alfredo Salafia. His method of embalming left her body in tact, making her one of the world’s best preserved mummies.

Not much is known about her life (aside from the fact that she died of pneumonia), but it is after her death that she has drawn huge attention.Many people believe that Rosalia opens and closes her eyes while resting in her glass casket.

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Surely this isn’t possible if she’s been dead for 95 years? Before any supernatural theories emerge, it definitely isn’t possible. According to Dario Piombino-Mascali, curator of the Capuchin Catacombs in Sicily, it’s simply a phenomenon.

It’s “an optical illusion produced by the light that filters through the side windows, which during the day is subject to change,” he said in a statement.

What you think you’re seeing is just an optical illusion. Apparently, her eyes are “not completely closed, and indeed they have never been,” Piombino-Mascali added.

Either way, it still seems kinda freaky. 

Read more: http://www.hellou.co.uk/2015/01/little-girl-died-nearly-100-years-ago-eyes-still-open-coffin-33000/