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: Torrance Woman Arrested In Mistaken ID Revenge Murder Of NorCal Rapper
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: Mother-Daughter Team Win Decade-Long Battle To Bring Sidewalks To San Bernardino County Community Of Muscoy
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: UCLA Basketball Star Johnny Juzang Declares For NBA Draft, But Intends To Retain Collegiate Eligibility
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