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(New York Daily News)   Elaine Stritch, darling of Broadway and television, has died at age 89   (nydailynews.com) divider line 35
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2014-07-18 12:03:58 AM  
She was one of the last great, old broads - and my personal role model for growing old.
 
2014-07-18 12:05:03 AM  
Jack Donaghy, giving her eulogy: "My lifelong quest to please that woman is what made me the man I am today: The man who in 1984 wore a tuxedo so well he broke up the Go-Go's."
 
2014-07-18 12:42:21 AM  
Class act.media-cache-ec0.pinimg.com
 
2014-07-18 01:22:09 AM  
 
2014-07-18 03:26:12 AM  
"I once saw Colleen provoke a Buddhist monk into whipping a battery at her!"

/RIP sassy lady
 
2014-07-18 03:32:24 AM  
Well darn.  RIP, original Dorothy Zbornak.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v8_0pAiz5uI
 
2014-07-18 03:40:30 AM  
She and Lauren Bacall always struck me as people who would take zero shiat from anybody. She was an extremely funny talented actress.

She had a good run though...
 
2014-07-18 04:14:48 AM  
rollingout.com
"Who the hell is Elaine Stitch?!"

Also: Who cares?
 
2014-07-18 05:09:34 AM  
She'll soon be orbiting the Earth in her floating coffin.
 
2014-07-18 06:08:27 AM  
the sfw trailer from the documentary re: her and her life currently making the festival and indie theater route. If you've any interest in her, it's very thorough and very accomplished. It's one of the best films (full stop) i've seen thus far this year.

Check it out.

/r.i.p. good lady. And...thank you.
 
2014-07-18 06:22:04 AM  
I like how the article implies she moved to Michigan and promptly died.

We are quite welcoming here.
 
2014-07-18 07:16:46 AM  

ScaryBottles: She'll soon be orbiting the Earth in her floating coffin.


If she's orbiting the earth why does the coffin need to float?
 
2014-07-18 07:32:16 AM  
"Jack, I just want you to be 'happy.'"
 
2014-07-18 07:38:48 AM  
This gives multitudes of Farkers hope, since she was a self-admitted very heavy drinker her whole life.  *Toast*...buurrrpp.

/my guilt is gone anyway.
 
2014-07-18 07:54:52 AM  
Who shot her?
 
2014-07-18 07:58:23 AM  

DeaH: She was one of the last great, old broads - and my personal role model for growing old.


Seconded.  Great broad (said with all affection)
 
2014-07-18 08:16:42 AM  

Shirley Ujest: I like how the article implies she moved to Michigan and promptly died.

We are quite welcoming here.


I like how they avoid mentioning Detroit or even a suburb of Detroit.
 
2014-07-18 09:02:28 AM  

DeaH: She was one of the last great, old broads - and my personal role model for growing old.


Couldn't have said it better myself.

Sinbox:

/r.i.p. good lady. And...thank you.

That too.
 
2014-07-18 09:24:17 AM  
Goodnight, funny broad.
 
2014-07-18 09:40:26 AM  
She was a better man than me. And she had a nice rack.
 
2014-07-18 09:52:40 AM  
www.sitcomsonline.com
RIP Elaine

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RIP Elayne
 
2014-07-18 09:56:36 AM  
I wish I could remember the really funny drunk Stritch story
 
2014-07-18 10:19:11 AM  
Here's to the girls on the go
Everybody tries
Look into their eyes and you'll see what they know:
Everybody dies
 
2014-07-18 10:39:37 AM  
They don't make dames like that anymore.
 
2014-07-18 10:50:33 AM  
Good night, funny lady.
 
2014-07-18 11:51:09 AM  
Lilo reportedly inconsolable.
 
2014-07-18 12:56:44 PM  
She was fantastic in a small role in John Turturro's "Romance and Cigarettes". That's a wonderful little movie with a tremendous cast, inexplicably overlooked. You should hunt it down if you haven't seen it.
 
2014-07-18 04:30:29 PM  
IIRC, she was on Law & Order a few times as a defense lawyer. Seems like she'd be fun to have a drink with.
 
2014-07-18 05:06:46 PM  

7th Son of a 7th Son: IIRC, she was on Law & Order a few times as a defense lawyer. Seems like she'd be fun to have a drink with.


Yep. Lainie Stigletz (sic). I always loved it when she was on. You just knew the whole DA's office was ready to be her boy toys.  I kept waiting to hear that she was the former wife of the old DA.
 
2014-07-18 06:18:07 PM  

DeaH: She was one of the last great, old broads - and my personal role model for growing old.


I love this comment.

And she sure was a classy dame on top of all that talent. Seems to be a rare quality in today's world. Yep, I sound/am old ;-)
 
2014-07-18 07:44:31 PM  
She had courage.
 
2014-07-18 07:50:25 PM  
She was one of the best characters in 30 Rock.
 
2014-07-18 09:33:52 PM  

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R.I.P. Stitch

 
2014-07-19 01:18:31 AM  
This is going to be an unpopular CSB, but she stayed at my hotel several times. We dreaded having her with us. One of the most (if not THE most) unpleasant and downright hostile people I have ever had the misfortune of dealing with. She was awful to us every single time.

/end not-so-CSB
 
2014-07-19 04:07:55 AM  

hornblowerfan: This is going to be an unpopular CSB, but she stayed at my hotel several times. We dreaded having her with us. One of the most (if not THE most) unpleasant and downright hostile people I have ever had the misfortune of dealing with. She was awful to us every single time.

/end not-so-CSB


I'm sorry to hear that. There are lots of people who knew her personally who have nothing but warm feelings about her, but we all display different sides of ourselves in different circumstances. I guess she just didn't have much respect for people in the service industry. Given that one obit mentioned that she tended bar for a while, that's pretty ungracious of her.

But all our heroes are flawed, some more so than others. She was a magnificent personality, and magnificent people often lack respect for others to whom they feel superior. If she had no talent and no legacy, then I guess we would mark her down as just a mean old lady, at least when it comes to dealing with hotel workers. But she was a sterling actress, a class act, one of the greats of show business. That's what people celebrate.

It's proper to remember great stars for their talent and for the impact they have made on their field of show business, despite their flaws. Otherwise, there would be few "great" stars. But if they want to be remembered as great people, then they should treat people great.
 
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