Thursday, July 17, 2014

Elaine Stritch, R. I. P. Elaine Stritch, the brassy, tart-tongued Broadway actress and singer who became a living emblem of show business durability and perhaps the leading interpreter of Stephen Sondheim’s wryly acrid musings on aging, died on Thursday at her home in Birmingham, Mich. She was 89.


Todd Mason said...

With unusually good or bad timing, the syndicated to public tv stations series THEATER TALK is offering the following repeat this week:

Episode #716
Birthday Bash

A summer encore of one of Theater Talk's most popular episodes ever, with Elaine Stritch celebrating her 88th birthday (in February 2013). Joining Stritch are her friends, music director Rob Bowman and actor Hunter Ryan Herdlicka. Stritch reminisces about people and things of significance to her including Stephen Sondheim, Bela Lugosi, and the gift basket that Alec Baldwin sent after she injured her hip. (Uplink available July 17)

Ed Gorman said...

She was one of the key players in 30 Rock, one of the finest comedies ever on TV. What a wonderful actress and personality.