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Old July 17 2014, 09:24 PM   #1
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Elaine Stritch has left us behind.

Not sure who she is?

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0834626/?ref_=nv_sr_1

Are you a 30 Rock fan?

http://www.socialitelife.com/10-righ...0-rock-01-2012

She was Colleen Donaghy.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uqmz10zonAU



She was also an award winning Broadway star.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Q-pgK5eFwg

This is from her Emmy award winning HBO show based on her autobiographical one woman stage show.



CNN's obit: http://www.cnn.com/2014/07/17/showbi...tch/index.html

She sounds like she was a card!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ciwf0ALd_rQ

What a woman.

What a life.

You did good, girl.

You did very good.

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Old July 17 2014, 09:25 PM   #2
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Re: Elaine Stritch has left us behind.

She had a semi recurring role on Law & Order back in the day, as defense attorney Lanie Stieglitz.
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Old July 17 2014, 09:29 PM   #3
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Re: Elaine Stritch has left us behind.

Also she was one of the last older surviving actors from COCOON 2.
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Old July 17 2014, 10:44 PM   #4
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Re: Elaine Stritch has left us behind.

30 Rock said:
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But today is different, Jenna. Today, you break the cycle. Because today, you are going to say, ''No''. I developed this presentation in 2002 when Colleen attempted to lengthen her Christmas visit to Martin Luther King Day, or, as she calls it, ''That Day in January When the Post Office is Closed''. I had to draw the line. I had to say... This word is your best friend.

JENNA
Best friend with benefits?

JACK
Step one, say no. Step two... she will try to pick a fight with you. You will not let her. She will raise her voice. But I'm going to ask you to... always speak quieter.


JENNA
Can I just tell you I'm genuinely having fun right now?

JACK
If you raise your voice, emotions take over and she gets the upper hand. But if you're calm and quiet, you stay in control and it's on to step three. And this is the hardest one of all. She will tell you how disappointed she is in you, and she will get up to leave. And you... let her walk away. It's simple. Say no, talk low, let her go.
Stritch isn't even in that scene and yet knowing her and that character immediately informs the scene, Baldwin and Krakowski's performance, and the hilarity it engendered. It's also brilliant advice for dealing with anyone who drives you crazy.

Rest in peace.
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Old July 17 2014, 11:19 PM   #5
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Re: Elaine Stritch has left us behind.

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She had a semi recurring role on Law & Order back in the day, as defense attorney Lanie Stieglitz.
Looks like she won an Emmy for that roll.

Rest in peace.
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Old July 18 2014, 12:25 AM   #6
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Re: Elaine Stritch has left us behind.

"Here's to the ladies who lunch, everybody rise...."


A great lady of the American Theater. Cheers to Elaine.
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Old July 18 2014, 02:23 PM   #7
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Re: Elaine Stritch has left us behind.

I only knew her from 30 Rock, but she was an absolute treasure. A perfect foil for Jack.

"Let's all meet down at the soda shop while this country turns into Mexico!!"

When Jack ran over her with his car: "Exhibit C! 16 minus 8 is 8! Numbers, unlike children, don't lie!"

Another favorite: "Welcome to my Christmas Attack Zone!"

And lastly, another great scene that she wasn't even in:

Jonathan: “Sir, your mother had me move her from the Plaza to the Carlisle. Evidently, the concierge (reading a message) ‘has a beard and she’d rather not get raped.’”

I'm sure Colleen's mother, Unnamed Irish Stowaway, was a real hoot too!


She was a real joy to watch.

RIP
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Old July 18 2014, 03:25 PM   #8
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Re: Elaine Stritch has left us behind.

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Also she was one of the last older surviving actors from COCOON 2.
She also was the first Trixie Norton on The Honeymooners before Jane Randolph settled into the part.
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Old July 18 2014, 07:44 PM   #9
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Re: Elaine Stritch has left us behind.

I watched this all the way through and was amazed at her life, her insight and the breadth of her experience.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=15a5jz6J0lM

I was also amazed that a 77 year old woman was on stage for over 2 hours in just a shirt and black tights.

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Old July 19 2014, 06:34 AM   #10
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Re: Elaine Stritch has left us behind.

Multitalented, sassy, bawdy, witty -- this woman was show business incarnate. May she rest in peace.
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Old July 19 2014, 08:07 AM   #11
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Re: Elaine Stritch has left us behind.

There are some icons you irrationally believe will live forever. RIP to a great lady of the theater. Eh, and to a great, fearless broad. I was lucky enough to see her on stage and she defined "star power." Just mesmerizing. And wonderful. (We should all have amazing gams like that when we're pushing 90.)

Here are some excellent sites for Stritch fans.

The Guardian's obit and retrospectives:

Guardian

New York Times magazine Q&A from last January:

Q&A

Terrific and very funny interview for Theater Talk. Best parts are Stritch quoting Barrymore and telling a laugh out loud story on herself:

YouTube
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Old July 19 2014, 07:16 PM   #12
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Re: Elaine Stritch has left us behind.

scotpens wrote: View Post
Multitalented, sassy, bawdy, witty -- this woman was show business incarnate. May she rest in peace.
Definitely. She was a class act. May she rest in peace.
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