Elaine Stritch, who was often considered a Broadway legend and icon, has died at the age of 89. She was nominated for the Tony award a whopping five times. While some might not be familiar with her face or presence in the screen world, she was perhaps best known for her recurring guest role on 30 Rock, wherein she played mother to Alec Baldwin’s character. Other works of note include September and Small Time Crooks, both Woody Allen films.
She was inducted into the American Theater Hall of Fame after giving showstopping performances in Broadway shows such as Sail Away and Company. Her presence in the industry will be greatly missed, and many celebrities have already taken to Twitter to voice their thoughts on her recent passing and to celebrate her wonderful artistic life.
Lena Dunham said, “Here’s to the lady who lunched: Elaine Stritch, we love you. May your heaven be a booze-soaked, no-pants solo show at the Carlyle. Thank you.”
Anna Kendrick said, “Elaine Stritch man. Hell of a performer, spirit and woman. This one really hurts. Today’s work is for you ma’am. Crazy love.”
Andy Cohen said, “RIP the great Elaine Stritch. Seeing her onstage was so special and memorable.”
“I was lucky enough to see Elaine Stritch’s one woman show and meet her,” tweets Josh Groban. “One of a kind and just the wittiest. So sad to hear of her passing.”
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