Elaine Stritch, Beloved Broadway Legend, Dead at 89

Elaine Stritch, Broadway legend and five-time Tony nominee, has died at 89 years old.

Stitch's death was confirmed to the New York Times, who report that she passed away today at her home in Birmingham, Michigan.

She made her professional stage debut in 1944, and some of her Broadway highlights include her roles in the original production of William Inge's 1955 play Bus Stop, Noël Coward's 1961 musical Sail Away, and Stephen Sondheim's 1970 musical Company. Here is the Times on her work in Company:

One of Ms. Stritch's most memorable appearances was in the Sondheim musical "Company" (1970), in which, as a cynical society woman, she saluted her peers with the vodka-soaked anthem "The Ladies Who Lunch." It not only brought her another Tony nomination but became her signature tune — at least until, in her 70s, she became equally known for Sondheim's paean to showbiz longevity and survival, "I'm Still Here." It was the centerpiece of her 2001 one-woman show, "Elaine Stritch at Liberty," and she sang it in 2010 at Mr. Sondheim's 80th-birthday concert at Lincoln Center (Patti LuPone took on "The Ladies Who Lunch") and at the White House for President Obama.

Though Stritch is best known for work on the stage, she also had quite the career in TV and film, winning an Emmy for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series for Law & Order in 1993 and holding a nomination for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series for her work in 30 Rock from 2007 to 2013, winning in 2007.

She also appeared in Woody Allen's September and Small Time Crooks, as her more recent film credits included Out to Sea, Autumn In New York, and Monster in Law.

Please feel free to share your favorite moments from Elaine Stritch's incredible career in the comments.

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