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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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