Elaine Stritch, salty star of Broadway, dies at 89

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Elaine Stritch performs during a Broadway performance at the White House in Washington

Elaine Stritch, a husky-voiced actress whose performances over six decades lit up New York’s Broadway and London’s West End and brought a touch of the profane to the stage with her brassy personality, died on Thursday at age 89. Stritch, who also had Emmy-winning roles on the television shows “30 Rock” and “Law & Order,” died at home in Birmingham, Michigan, a suburb of her native Detroit, from natural causes, her spokesman said. Stritch worked with some of the stage’s greatest composers – from Noel Coward, who called her Stritchie, to Stephen Sondheim, who wrote what became her signature song, the show-stopping “The Ladies Who Lunch,” from the 1970 musical “Company.” Her performances were not the only things that made Stritch a Broadway legend. In a May 2013 interview with actor Alec Baldwin, Stritch agreed with his assessment that she was a “legendary pain in the ass.” She played the mother of Baldwin’s “30 Rock” character, TV network boss Jack Donaghy.

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