Elaine Stritch has left us behind.

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  1. JanewayRulz!

    JanewayRulz! Vice Admiral Admiral

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    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-righteous-colleen-donaghy-quotes-from-30-rock-01-2012

    She was Colleen Donaghy.

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

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

    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.

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

    CNN's obit: http://www.cnn.com/2014/07/17/showbiz/obit-actress-elaine-stritch/index.html

    She sounds like she was a card!

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

    What a woman. :techman:

    What a life.

    You did good, girl.

    You did very good. :bolian:

    [yt]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ciwf0ALd_rQ[/yt]
     
  2. Ríu ríu chíu

    Ríu ríu chíu Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    She had a semi recurring role on Law & Order back in the day, as defense attorney Lanie Stieglitz.
     
  3. Karl Shoottheglass

    Karl Shoottheglass Commodore Commodore

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    Also she was one of the last older surviving actors from COCOON 2.
     
  4. doubleohfive

    doubleohfive Fleet Admiral

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    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.
     
  5. Crisp Crinkle

    Crisp Crinkle Admiral Admiral

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    Looks like she won an Emmy for that roll.

    Rest in peace.
     
  6. auntiehill

    auntiehill Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    "Here's to the ladies who lunch, everybody rise...."
    [yt]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TMhNih637yI[/yt]

    A great lady of the American Theater. Cheers to Elaine.
     
  7. 1001001

    1001001 I Like the Beats and the Shouting Moderator

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    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
     
  8. RandyS

    RandyS Vice Admiral Admiral

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    She also was the first Trixie Norton on The Honeymooners before Jane Randolph settled into the part.
     
  9. JanewayRulz!

    JanewayRulz! Vice Admiral Admiral

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

    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. :bolian:

    [yt]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=15a5jz6J0lM[/yt]
     
  10. scotpens

    scotpens Vice Admiral Admiral

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    Multitalented, sassy, bawdy, witty -- this woman was show business incarnate. May she rest in peace.
     
  11. New Year's Eve

    New Year's Eve Vice Admiral Admiral

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    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
     
  12. Santa Cat

    Santa Cat Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    Definitely. She was a class act. May she rest in peace.