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.READ MORE: New COVID-19 Variant Raising Alarms, Restrictions
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”.READ MORE: Black Friday: Another High-End Store Is Robbed, Prompting LAPD To Issue City-Wide Tactical Alert
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.MORE NEWS: Man Struck, Killed In Harvard Heights Hit-And-Run
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