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Elaine Stritch

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Elaine Stritch

American actress and vocalist add

Category: Movies & TV

Born in 1925.

Countries: United States (58%), United Kingdom (24%), New York (11%)

Main connections: Noel Coward, Shirley Bonne, Donald Sinden

Linked to: Company, Two's Company, Newsweek, Walmart




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Elaine Stritch was born in 1925 add something


Stritch's other television credits, include a number of dramatic programs in the 1950s and 1960s, including "Studio One" add something


Joyce Randolph - Randolph was not the very first "Trixie Norton"; Elaine Stritch appeared as a burlesque "Trixie" circa 1951 in "Cavalcade of Stars", where the premise for "The Honeymooners" first took root


Stritch understudied Ethel Merman for "Call Me Madam", and, at the same time, appeared in the 1952 revival of "Pal Joey", singing "Zip" add something


She appeared on episodes of "The Ed Sullivan Show" in 1954 add something


In the 1960 television season, Stritch appeared in the role of writer Ruth Sherwood in the CBS sitcom "My Sister Eileen", opposite Shirley Bonne as her younger sister, Eileen Sherwood, an aspiring actress add something


Jack Weston - In the 1960-1961 television season, Weston appeared as Chick Adams, a reporter, on the CBS sitcom "My Sister Eileen" starring Shirley Bonne and Elaine Stritch as two sisters who share a New York City apartment


She starred in Noël Coward's "Sail Away" on Broadway in 1961 add something


David Holliday - In 1962 a phone call from, and a subsequent meeting with, British actor-director Nöel Coward led to the role of John Van Mier in the London production of "Sail Away" at the Savoy Theatre, London, with Elaine Stritch reprising her Broadway role as Mimi Paragon; the London production ran for 265 performances


Stella Moray - She went on to appear in Frank Loesser's "The Most Happy Fella" at the Coliseum, and in 1962 she moved to the Savoy Theatre to appear in Noël Coward's breezy "Sail Away", where she was stand-in for the star, Elaine Stritch, in the role of Mimi Paragon


In 1966, she played Ruth Sherwood in the musical "Wonderful Town" at New York's City Center, and appeared in an Off Broadway revival of "Private Lives" in 1968 add something


Noel Coward - Other examples of "Dad's Renaissance" included a 1968 Off Broadway production of "Private Lives" at the Theatre de Lys starring Elaine Stritch, Lee_Bowman and Betsy von Furstenberg, and directed by Charles Nelson Reilly


She is known for her performance of "The Ladies Who Lunch" in Stephen Sondheim's 1970 musical "Company", her 2001 one-woman show, "Elaine Stritch at Liberty", and recently for her role as Jack Donaghy's mother Colleen on NBC's "30 Rock add something


Jane Russell - In 1971, she starred in the musical drama "Company," making her debut on Broadway in the role of Joanne, succeeding Elaine Stritch


After over a decade of successful runs in shows in New York, Stritch moved in 1972 to London, where she starred in the West End production of "Company" add something


In 1975, Stritch starred in the British LWT comedy series "Two's Company" opposite Donald Sinden add something


Donald Sinden - In 1975, he co-starred in the London Weekend Television situation comedy "Two's_Company_(TV_series)", in which he played an English butler, Robert, to Elaine Stritch's American character, Dorothy


In 1979, both Stritch and Sinden were nominated for a BAFTA TV award for "Two's Company", in the category "Best Light Entertainment Performance", losing out to Ronnie Barker add something


"Two's Company" was exceptionally well-received in Britain and ran for four seasons until 1979 add something


When she returned to the United States in the mid 1980's from London, Woody Allen cast her as the former movie star mother in his drama "September" add something


In 1982, Stritch appeared on an edition of the long running BBC Radio comedy series "Just a Minute" alongside Kenneth Williams, Clement Freud and Barry Cryer add something


After returning to the U.S., she appeared on "The Edge of Night" as vinegary nanny Mrs. DeGroot, was cast as a regular on the short-lived "The Ellen Burstyn Show" in 1986 add something


Ellen Burstyn - In 1986, she had her own ABC television situation comedy, "The Ellen Burstyn Show" costarring Megan Mullally as her daughter and Elaine Stritch as her mother; it was canceled after one season


In an interview in 1988, it was noted that "Making movies is challenging to Stritch since she considers herself a novice add something


After a lull in her career and struggles with alcoholism, Stritch began performing again in the 1990s add something


She appeared in a one-night only concert of "Company" in 1993 and as Parthy in a Broadway revival of the musical "Show Boat" in 1994 add something


Noel Coward - A symposium published in 1999 to mark the centenary of Coward's birth listed some of his major productions scheduled for the year in Britain and North America, including "Ace of Clubs, After the Ball, Blithe Spirit, Cavalcade, Easy Virtue, Hay Fever, Present Laughter, Private Lives, Sail Away, A Song at Twilight, The Young Idea" and "Waiting in the Wings", with stars including Lauren Bacall, Rosemary Harris, Ian McKellen, Corin Redgrave, Vanessa Redgrave and Elaine Stritch


Her one-woman show, "Elaine Stritch at Liberty", a summation of her life and career, premiered at New York's Public Theater, running from November 7 to December 30, 2001 add something


Because each of the nominated shows in the Best Special Theatrical Event category were "one-man" or "one-woman" shows in 2002, the American Theatre Wing changed the rules for this category to allow the artist to be included with the producers as a recipient of the award, thus Stritch was eligible to receive the Tony add something


In 2002, her one-woman show "Elaine Stritch at Liberty" won the Tony award for Best Special Theatrical Event and the Drama Desk award for Outstanding One-Person Show add something


"Elaine Stritch at Liberty" played to British audiences in 2002-03 add something


It ran on Broadway at the Neil Simon Theatre from February 21 to May 27, 2002 add something


Andy Picheta - In 2004, he was nominated for an Emmy Award, for his directing of " Elaine Stritch at Liberty," a biographical film of the stage star Elaine Stritch, documenting her career and personal life


Stritch has been performing a cabaret act at the Cafe Carlyle in New York City since 2005 add something


On April 26, 2007, she began guest appearances on the NBC sitcom "30 Rock" as Colleen, the fearsome mother of Alec Baldwin's lead character, Jack Donaghy add something


In 2008, Stritch appeared as herself in an episode during the second season of "The Big Gay Sketch Show" add something


She reprised "Elaine Stritch at Liberty" at Hartford Stage in June 2008 add something


In 2009, a parody by Bats Langley entitled "How the Stritch Stole Christmas" appeared on YouTube add something


Stephen Sondheim - The performers included: Laura Benanti, Matt Cavenaugh, Michael Cerveris, Victoria Clark, Jenn Colella, Jason Danieley, Alexander Gemignani, Joanna Gleason, Nathan Gunn, George Hearn, Patti LuPone, Marin Mazzie, Audra McDonald, John McMartin, Donna Murphy, Karen Olivo, Laura Osnes, Mandy Patinkin, Bernadette Peters, Bobby Steggert, Elaine Stritch, Jim_Walton, Chip Zien, the 2009 Broadway revival cast of West Side Story and a ballet performed by Blaine Hoven and Maria Riccetto set to Stephen Sondheim's score of Warren Beatty's "Reds"

2010, July 14, 2010 the wheelchair-bound mother who remembers her life as a courtesan in the song "Liaisons" add something


In March 2013, Stritch announced she was leaving New York and relocating to Birmingham, Michigan add something

Elaine Stritch died in 2014 add something


Stritch died in her sleep at her home in Birmingham, Michigan, on July 17, 2014 add something


Shirley Bonne - With the death of Elaine Stritch on July 17, 2014, Bonne became one of only two surviving cast members of "My Sister Eileen"


On Rupaul's Drag race season 7 in 2015 during a drag granny mini challenge - Pearl Liaison's drag granny is likened to Stritch - In season 9 in 2017 during introductions for the snatch game Guest contestant Denis O'Hare's career accomplishments include having received a standing ovation from Stritch add something


In season 9 in 2017 during introductions for the snatch game guest contestant Denis O'Hare's career accomplishments include having received a standing ovation from Stritch add something