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Broadway legend Elaine Stritch dies at 89

Jul 17 (TheWrap.com) - Legendary stage and screen actress Elaine Stritch has died at the age of 89, according to media reports. The Tony and Emmy winner died in her home in Birmingham, Mich.

Broadway legend Elaine Stritch dies at 89

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Legendary stage and screen actress Elaine Stritch has died at the age of 89, according to media reports. The Tony and Emmy winner died in her home in Birmingham, Mich.

Stritch's stage career began in the 1940s and her screen credits include two Woody Allen movies, “September” (1987) and “Small Time Crooks” (2000). Most recently she had a memorable run as Alec Baldwin's pushy, outspoken mother on NBC's “30 Rock.”

In 2013 Stritch left New York, where she was an icon for decades, to move to Michigan, where she told TheWrap she was “going to take it easy.”

Most recently, Stritch was the subject of a documentary, “Elaine Stritch: Shoot Me,” from filmmaker Chiemi Karasawa. “It's a pain in the ass, show business,” Stritch told TheWrap early last year at the premiere. “And the only time that I really enjoy it is when I'm in front of an audience and they're reacting to me. That is magic, but getting there is so difficult. But you know, I get sick of saying how hard everything is. It's hard to get up in the morning. Everything's hard. Everything takes effort.”

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