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Elaine Stritch is a Actor American born on 2 february 1925 at Detroit (USA)

Elaine Stritch

Elaine Stritch
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Birth name Elaine Stritch
Nationality USA
Birth 2 february 1925 at Detroit (USA)
Death 17 july 2014 (at 89 years) at Birmingham (USA)
Awards Primetime Emmy Award

Elaine Stritch (February 2, 1925 – July 17, 2014) was an American actress and singer, best known for her work on Broadway. She appeared in numerous stage plays and musicals, feature films, and television series. She was inducted into the American Theater Hall of Fame in 1995.

Stritch made her professional stage debut in 1944 and her Broadway debut in the comedy Loco in 1946. Her notable Broadway credits include her Tony Award-nominated roles in the original production of William Inge's 1955 play Bus Stop and musicals by Noël Coward (Sail Away, 1961) and Stephen Sondheim (Company, 1970), the latter including her performance of the song "The Ladies Who Lunch", plus the 1996 revival of the Edward Albee play A Delicate Balance and her 2001 Tony Award-winning one-woman show Elaine Stritch at Liberty.

In the 1970s, Stritch relocated to London, starring in several West End productions, including Tennessee Williams' Small Craft Warnings in 1973 and the Neil Simon play The Gingerbread Lady in 1974. She also starred with Donald Sinden in the ITV sitcom Two's Company, which ran from 1975 to 1979 and earned her a BAFTA TV Award nomination.

Stritch won an Emmy Award in 1993 for her guest role on Law & Order and another in 2004 for the television documentary of her one-woman show. From 2007 to 2012, she had a recurring role as Colleen Donaghy on NBC's 30 Rock, a role that won her a third Emmy in 2007.

Biography

Strich was married to the actor John Bay from 1973 until his death in 1982. He was part of the family that owns the Bay's English Muffins company, and Stritch sent English muffins as gifts to friends. Said John Kenley: "Every Christmas, she still sends me English muffins." When she was based in London, Stritch and her husband lived at the Savoy Hotel.

She was good friends with gossip columnist Liz Smith, with whom she shared a birthday (February 2). In March 2013, Stritch announced she was leaving New York and relocating to Birmingham, Michigan.

Stritch was candid about her struggles with alcohol. She took her first drink at 14 and began using it as a crutch before performances to vanquish her stage fright and insecurities. Her drinking worsened after Bay's death, and she sought help after experiencing issues with effects of alcoholism, as well as the onset of diabetes. Elaine Stritch at Liberty discusses the topic at length.

Best films

Monster-in-Law (2005)
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Filmography of Elaine Stritch (25 films)

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ParaNorman
ParaNorman (2012)
, 1h32
Directed by Sam Fell, Chris Butler
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Fantasy, Adventure, Animation
Themes Films about children, Medical-themed films, Films about sexuality, LGBT-related films, Ghost films, Zombie films, Films about viral outbreaks, Comedy horror films, Children's films, LGBT-related films, Disaster films, LGBT-related film
Actors Casey Affleck, Tempestt Bledsoe, John Goodman, Bernard Hill, Anna Kendrick, Leslie Mann
Roles Grandma Babcock (voice)
Rating69% 3.499033.499033.499033.499033.49903
In the small town of Blithe Hollow, Massachusetts, Norman Babcock (Kodi Smit-McPhee) is an 11-year-old boy who speaks with the dead, including his late grandmother (Elaine Stritch) and various ghosts in town. Almost no one believes him and he is isolated emotionally from his family while being ridiculed by his peers. His friend, Neil Downe (Tucker Albrizzi), is an overweight boy who is bullied himself and finds in Norman a kindred spirit. During rehearsal of a school play commemorating the town's execution of a witch three centuries ago, Norman has a vision of the town's past in which he is pursued through the woods by townsfolk on a witch hunt. Afterward, the boys are confronted by his estranged and seemingly deranged uncle Mr. Prenderghast (John Goodman) who tells his nephew that he soon must take up his regular ritual to protect the town. Soon after this encounter, Prenderghast dies from a sudden stroke. During the official performance of the school play Norman has another vision, creating a public spectacle of himself which leads to his father (Jeff Garlin) grounding him. His mother (Leslie Mann) tells him that his father's stern manner is because he is afraid for him. The next day, Norman sees Prenderghast's spirit who tells him that the ritual must be performed with a certain book before sundown that day. Norman is at first reluctant to go because he is scared but his grandmother tells him it is all right to be scared as long as he does not let it change who he is. Norman sets off to retrieve the book from Prenderghast's house (having to take it from his corpse).
Monster-in-Law, 1h41
Directed by Robert Luketic
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Romantic comedy, Romance
Themes Films about marriage
Actors Jennifer Lopez, Jane Fonda, Michael Vartan, Monet Mazur, Wanda Sykes, Elaine Stritch
Roles Gertrude
Rating56% 2.8038052.8038052.8038052.8038052.803805
Charlotte "Charlie" Cantilini (Jennifer Lopez) is a temp/dog walker/yoga instructor and aspiring fashion designer from Venice Beach, California, who meets surgeon Kevin Fields (Michael Vartan). She thinks he's gay at first, based on a lie Fiona (Kevin's ex-girlfriend) told her. But then Kevin asks her out, and Charlie believes that she's finally found the right man.
Romance & Cigarettes, 1h45
Directed by John Turturro
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Romantic comedy, Musical, Romance
Themes Films about music and musicians, Musical films
Actors James Gandolfini, Susan Sarandon, Kate Winslet, Steve Buscemi, Bobby Cannavale, Mandy Moore
Roles Grace Murder
Rating62% 3.1482953.1482953.1482953.1482953.148295
Nick Murder (James Gandolfini) is an iron worker who has been married for years to Kitty (Susan Sarandon), who works as a seamstress and is the mother of Nick's three daughters. While Nick loves his wife, his head is turned by Tula (Kate Winslet), a sexy lingerie salesgirl, and soon they're having a passionate affair. When Kitty discovers the infidelity, she becomes enraged and kicks him out, forcing him to decide what he really wants from life and what's most important to him. Along the way, many of the characters periodically turn to their favorite songs to explain and amplify their emotions, singing along with the original recordings in the style of Dennis Potter.
Small Time Crooks, 1h34
Directed by Woody Allen
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Action, Crime
Themes Heist films, Gangster films, Escroquerie
Actors Woody Allen, Tracey Ullman, Elaine May, Hugh Grant, Michael Rapaport, Kristine Nielsen
Roles Chi-Chi Potter
Rating66% 3.348913.348913.348913.348913.34891
Career criminal Ray (Woody Allen) and his cronies want to lease an old restaurant so they can tunnel from the basement of the restaurant to a nearby bank. Ray's wife Frenchy (Tracey Ullman) covers what they are doing by selling cookies from the restaurant. The bank robbery scheme is a miserable failure, but after they franchise the business, selling cookies makes them millionaires.
Autumn in New York, 1h43
Directed by Joan Chen
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Romance
Themes Medical-themed films
Actors Winona Ryder, Richard Gere, Anthony LaPaglia, Elaine Stritch, Vera Farmiga, Sherry Stringfield
Roles Dolores "Dolly" Talbot
Rating57% 2.8526452.8526452.8526452.8526452.852645
Will Keane (Richard Gere) is a successful 48-year-old restaurateur and womanizer who is the subject of a recent New York Magazine cover story. Charlotte Fielding (Winona Ryder) is a free-spirited, 22-year-old woman brought to Will's upscale restaurant by her grandmother and friends to celebrate her birthday. Will notices her immediately and her grandmother, an old friend of his, introduces them. Will admires the hats she made for the occasion and is surprised to learn that Charlotte is the daughter of one of his old girlfriends, Katy, who died in a car accident.
Screwed
Screwed (2000)
, 1h21
Directed by Scott Alexander, Larry Karaszewski
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Action
Themes Buddy films
Actors Norm Macdonald, Dave Chappelle, Danny DeVito, Elaine Stritch, Sarah Silverman, Daniel Benzali
Roles Miss Crock
Rating58% 2.900042.900042.900042.900042.90004
Willard (Norm Macdonald) is an overworked, underpaid chauffeur who works for a mean-spirited pie heiress named Mrs. Crock (Elaine Stritch), just as his father did before him. All Willard wants for Christmas is a new uniform, as the one he currently wears is the one his father was buried in, but Crock gives him a cheap pair of cuff links and a pie instead, while lavishing expensive gifts on her business partner Chip Oswald (Sherman Hemsley) and her prized dog Muffin. Finally fed up with being mistreated, Willard and his best friend, local chicken restaurant owner Rusty (Dave Chappelle), concoct a scheme to kidnap the dog and hold it for a $1,000,000 ransom. Muffin attacks him, leaving a great deal of destruction and Willard's blood at the scene, and the plan fails when the dog later escapes.
Krippendorf's Tribe, 1h30
Directed by Todd Holland
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy
Actors Richard Dreyfuss, Jenna Elfman, Natasha Lyonne, Zakes Mokae, Lily Tomlin, Siobhan Fallon Hogan
Roles Irene Hargrove
Rating50% 2.5005152.5005152.5005152.5005152.500515
Respected anthropologist James Krippendorf (Richard Dreyfuss) and his wife, Jennifer (Barbara Williams), bring their three children along during their much-enjoyed search in New Guinea for a lost tribe. The search fails, despite the family's best efforts. After Jennifer's death back in the U.S., James falls into academic stagnation, having spent all his foundation grant money raising the children as a single parent. Scheduled to lecture at a college and fearful of being charged with misuse of grant funds, James concocts an imaginary tribe, the Shelmikedmu, using the names of his children as a basis. He later fakes a 16 mm "documentary" film, casting his children as tribe members and superimposing footage of a legitimate New Guinean tribe so as to enhance the illusion.
Out to Sea
Out to Sea (1997)
, 1h42
Directed by Martha Coolidge
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Romantic comedy, Romance
Themes Seafaring films, Transport films, Buddy films, Children's films
Actors Jack Lemmon, Walter Matthau, Rue McClanahan, Dyan Cannon, Brent Spiner, Elaine Stritch
Roles Mavis LaBreche
Rating60% 3.049233.049233.049233.049233.04923
Compulsive gambler Charlie Gordon, hiding out from his various bookies and loan sharks, cons his close friend and brother-in-law, widower Herb Sullivan, whose recently deceased wife, Susie Gordon-Sullivan, was Charlie's sister, into an all expenses-paid luxury Holland America cruise. The catch, which Charlie does not reveal to Herb until the ship has left port, is that they are required to work as dance hosts and must sleep in a cramped cabin in the bowels of the ship.
Cadillac Man, 1h37
Directed by Roger Donaldson
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Crime
Themes Films about sexuality
Actors Robin Williams, Tim Robbins, Pamela Reed, Fran Drescher, Lauren Tom, Annabella Sciorra
Roles The Widow
Rating57% 2.850382.850382.850382.850382.85038
Queens car salesman Joey O'Brien (Robin Williams) must deal with the ever-increasing pressures in his life: he has an ex-wife demanding alimony, a daughter who is missing, a married mistress (Fran Drescher) and a single mistress (Lori Petty) who are both desperately in love with him, and a two-day deadline to either sell twelve cars or lose his job. In addition, he has an outstanding loan to a Mafia don which he must either quickly repay, or lose his life.
Cocoon: The Return, 1h56
Directed by Daniel Petrie
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Comedy, Adventure, Romance
Themes Films about extraterrestrial life
Actors Don Ameche, Wilford Brimley, Hume Cronyn, Charles Lampkin, Jack Gilford, Maureen Stapleton
Roles Ruby Feinberg
Rating54% 2.701152.701152.701152.701152.70115
Five years after they left, the Antareans return to Earth to rescue the cocoons that were left behind. Before they can be retrieved, one of the cocoons is discovered by a science research team and taken to a secure laboratory for testing. The aliens and their human allies must find a way to retrieve the cocoon in time for their rendezvous with the rescue ship, while the humans travelling with them must decide whether to return to Antarea or stay on Earth and become mortal again.