Remembering Elaine Stritch

Broadway icon Elaine Stritch (1925 - 2014) spent a lifetime on stage and screen. 

Her 70-year career in show business took her from tiny theaters to the top of "30 Rock." She was a hit in London in the 1970s, lighting up the West End as well as British television sets on her own sitcom before coming back to America. With numerous Tony and Emmy nominations to her credit, and several award wins, she built a career as one of Broadway's all-time greats.

Stritch died July 17, 2014, at her home in Michigan. We're looking at how friends, fans, and colleagues are remembering her and sharing the highlights of a life lived in the spotlight.

"Here's to the ladies who lunch!! Everybody rise!! Rest in peace , dear Elaine!"

~Lucy Kennedy, New Haven, Connecticut

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"I met Elaine Stritch at the Savoy when she was in London for her amazing one woman show. Her signed photograph has pride of place on my desk.The consummate professional there was a lifetime's experience in her voice. Inimitable, incomparable and priceless she was a towering personality in the world of entertainment. We shall not see her likes again. Thank you for a lifetime's pleasure and so many memories to make us laugh even in our sadness."

~Prof David Young, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK

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