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Elaine Stritch Fast Facts:
Studied theater with Erwin Piscator at the Dramatic Workshop of the New School for Social Research in New York City, where fellow students included Marlon Brando, Walter Matthau and Tony Curtis.
Briefly dated Brando while they were both at New School, an experience she recounted in her one-woman show.
Made her Broadway debut in the 1947 revue
Angel in the Wings
Understudied Ethel Merman in 1950's
Call Me Madam.
Created the role of Joanne in Stephen Sondheim's 1970 musical,
, which included her now-famous rendition of "The Ladies Who Lunch."
Struggled with alcoholism for years as a way of dealing with her stage fright.
Won a 2002 Tony Award for her one-woman show,
Elaine Stritch at Liberty
. Two years later, she won an Emmy for the same show when it aired on HBO as a documentary.
Good friends with gossip columnist Liz Smith; they celebrated their shared birth date together (Stritch was two years younger).
Elaine Stritch Relationships:
John Bay - Husband (deceased)
Mildred Stritch - Mother
George J. Stritch - Father
Elaine Stritch Awards:
1993 Emmy: Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series - Winner
1991 Emmy: Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or Special - Nominee
2004 Emmy: Outstanding Individual Performance in a Variety or Music Program - Winner
1956 Tony: Actress, Supporting or Featured (Dramatic) - Nominee
1971 Tony: Actress (Musical) - Nominee
2009 Emmy: Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series - Nominee
1962 Tony: Actress (Musical) - Nominee
2002 Tony: Special Theatrical Event - Winner
2008 Emmy: Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series - Nominee
2007 Emmy: Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series - Winner
2010 Emmy: Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series - Nominee
2013 Emmy: Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series - Nominee
1996 Tony: Actress (Play) - Nominee
New School for Social Research, New York, New York, United States
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