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Elaine Stritch, Jack's Mom on '30 Rock,' Dies

July 17, 2014

Jake Coyle, The Associated Press

NEW YORK, N.Y. - Elaine Stritch, the brash theatre performer whose gravelly, gin-laced voice and impeccable comic timing made her a theatrical icon, has died, according to Brigade Marketing. She was 89.

Stritch died at home Thursday in Birmingham, Mich.

Although Stritch appeared in movies and on television, garnering three Emmys, she was best known for her stage work, particularly in her candid one-woman memoir, "Elaine Stritch: At Liberty," and in the Stephen Sondheim musical "Company."

She worked well into her late 80s, most recently as Madame Armfeldt in a revival of Sondheim's musical "A Little Night Music." She replaced Angela Lansbury in 2010 to critical acclaim.

Stritch's signature style was wearing a loose-fitting white shirt, high heels and sheer black tights.

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Original headline: Elaine Stritch, brash stage and film performer, dies at age 89


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