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Film, Theater Star Elaine Stritch Dies At 89

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Film and theater actress Elaine Stritch died July 17, 2014 at her home in Michigan. She was 89 years old. (credit: Kevin Dietsch-Pool/Getty Images)

Film and theater actress Elaine Stritch died July 17, 2014 at her home in Michigan. She was 89 years old. (credit: Kevin Dietsch-Pool/Getty Images)

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LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com/AP) — Elaine Stritch, the brash theater 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 also starred in several films such as “One Life to Live”, “Autumn in New York” and “Monster-in-Law”.

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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