Broadway Legend Elaine Stritch Dies at 89

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Broadway icon Elaine Stritch has passed away at the age of 89 at her home in Birmingham, Mi. The legendary performer began her illustrious career in 1944 and has been nominated for four Tonys including her performance in William Inge’s 1955 play Bus Stop,  Noël Coward’s 1961 musical Sail Away, Stephen Sondheim’s 1970 musical Company. Her most iconic theater moment is often cited as her performance of “The Ladies Who Lunch.”

Stritch will be remembered for her vivacious, indefatigable attitude and her love of performing that’s captured best in a recent documentary, Elaine Stritch: Shoot Me. Watch the trailer after the jump…

Find out more about the legend’s life over at the New York Times. 

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