Elaine Stritch

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Biography

  • Birth Place: Detroit, MI
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 02/02/1925, Aquarius
  • Profession: Actor; singer; writer
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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, Company, 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 celebrate their shared birth date together (Stritch is two years younger).
  • Elaine Stritch Relationships:
  • George J. Stritch - Father
  • John Bay - Husband (deceased)
  • Mildred Stritch - Mother
  • Elaine Stritch Awards:
  • 2004 Emmy: Outstanding Individual Performance in a Variety or Music Program - Winner
  • 1991 Emmy: Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or Special - Nominee
  • 1993 Emmy: Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series - Winner
  • 1962 Tony: Actress (Musical) - Nominee
  • 2002 Tony: Special Theatrical Event - Winner
  • 2008 Emmy: Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series - Nominee
  • 1956 Tony: Actress, Supporting or Featured (Dramatic) - Nominee
  • 2007 Emmy: Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series - Winner
  • 1996 Tony: Actress (Play) - Nominee
  • 2009 Emmy: Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series - Nominee
  • 1971 Tony: Actress (Musical) - Nominee
  • 2010 Emmy: Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series - Nominee
  • 2013 Emmy: Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series - Nominee
  • College:
  • New School for Social Research, New York, NY

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