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Elaine Stritch

'30 Rock' & B'way Star Dies At 89

7/17/2014 10:15 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0717-elaine-stritch-getty-01Broadway actress Elaine Stritch -- who also starred in movies and TV shows including "30 Rock" -- has died at her home in Birmingham, Michigan.  She was 89 years old.

Stritch had a 70-year career in show business. Her one-woman show, "Elaine Stritch at Liberty" earned her a Tony award in 2001 -- but most recently she played Alec Baldwin's mother on "30 Rock." She won an Emmy for that role.

Some of her biggest Broadway productions include Noel Coward's "Sail Away" -- and Stephen Sondheim's "Company." Elaine was inducted into the American Theater Hall of Fame in 1995.

She had been battling diabetes, but her cause of death has not been disclosed yet.

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Lionnnnnesssss    

Loved her in Monster In Law. Small part but very good. Rest In Peace.

12 days ago
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Big    

Rest In Peace

12 days ago
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Kobe_No_Means_No    

Oh great, watch here comes the "RIP" online gang, made up of folks who just can't resist posting "RIP" whenever a chance is given.

WHOOO?!!

12 days ago
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Unbroken Chain    

Awwww

12 days ago
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Sexy Stig    

I loved Elaine Stritch, loved loved loved her. May Stritch's sweet soul rest in peace and if there is an after life, may it be filled with joy, happiness and laughter like her mortal life was.

12 days ago
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fifithepoodle    

RIP dear lady. You were a treasure

12 days ago
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kachina    

Elaine great actress no bull type of woman we lost another great great woman who said what she meant RIP

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Clyde T.M. Nestra    

She was one of the last great old "broads". Lived a long and successful life with plenty of drama.

12 days ago
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thedash    

I love her. Rest well funny lady. She was hilarious in everything.

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Kobe_No_Means_No    

Sorry to break it to y'all, but she's not resting in peace. She's simply dead. And more than likely she did not even go in peace. You're going to die, I'm going to die. Chances are we're all going to suffer for hours/days/years before it happens. It's just how it is. Truth.

12 days ago
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Brial92    

My heart :/

12 days ago
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Chgome    

Saw her many times, great talent, will be missed. On behalf of that idiot Kobe (comment #3 ) and me, R.I.P.

12 days ago
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Celeb Gossip Addict    

R.I.P. Miss Elaine. I enjoyed your spunky self.

12 days ago
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The Maharincess of Franistan    

A truly AWESOME old broad. Rest in peace Miss Elaine.

12 days ago
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Kramer    

I liked her in that movie Screwed. Spunky, witty lady.

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