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Elaine Stritch, actor and TV star, dies aged 89

1 of 1 The late, great Elaine Stritch
The late, great Elaine Stritch

The actress Elaine Stritch, who began her long career in New York theatre in the 1940s and who recently appeared in TV show 30 Rock, has died at home in her native Michigan. 

The outspoken and very funny Stritch won an Emmy for playing the overbearing mother of Alec Baldwin's character Jack Donaghy in 30 Rock and she also won four Tony awards and four Drama Desk awards for her stage work.

Stritch was the star of one-woman shows and roles penned by Stephen Sondheim and Noel Coward, and sang such songs such as The Ladies Who Lunch in Company.

Her latest project, a documentary film about herself, Elaine Stritch: Shoot Me, hit New York theatres in February.

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