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Thursday, July 17, 2014

Broadway great Elaine Stritch has died, her friend, Hunter Ryan Herdlicka, told ABC News. She was 89. Stritch's career began in the 1940s and included her fair share of appearances in movies, including Woody Allen's September (1987) and Small Time Crooks (2000), and on television; well into her 80s, she played a recurring role on the NBC comedy 30 Rock. Stritch won a 2001 Tony Award for her one-woman play Elaine Stritch at Liberty.


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Stritch might be the only actor to work as a bartender after starring on Broadway, and she was completely unabashed about her good-time-girl attitude. "I'm not a bit opposed to your mentioning in this article that Frieda Fun here has had a reputation in the theater, for the past five or six years, for drinking," she said to a reporter for the New York Times in 1968. "I drink and I love to drink, and it's part of my life."


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Videos two and three are hilarious.

#1 | Posted by rcade at 2014-07-17 10:23 PM | Reply | Flag:

What a terrible tragedy. And on the same day that Legendary Bluesman Johnny Winter died!

It's all too much.

#2 | Posted by WhiteDevil at 2014-07-18 07:20 AM | Reply | Flag:

I read her autobio....she was the embodiment of the phrase....

'tough old broad'....

rip to a real 'trooper'...

#3 | Posted by afkabl2 at 2014-07-18 02:50 PM | Reply | Flag:

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