Elaine Stritch was an absolute comedy legend. Maybe you know her from her older Broadway work, but most likely you’ll be more familiar with her as Jack Donaghy’s mother Colleen on 30 Rock, which made her a household name, pretty much. Whatever the case, showbiz lost a great woman, as Elaine passed away on Thursday at her home in Michigan at the age of 89.
From The New York Times:
Elaine Stritch, the brassy, tart-tongued Broadway actress and singer who became a living emblem of show business durability and perhaps the leading interpreter of Stephen Sondheim’s wryly acrid musings on aging, died on Thursday at her home in Birmingham, Mich. She was 89.
Her death was confirmed by a friend, Julie Keyes. Before Ms. Stritch moved to Birmingham last year to be near her family, she lived for many years at the Carlyle Hotel in Manhattan.
Really a shame, but she lived a very long and full life. RIP, Elaine!