Elaine Stritch Dead: Stars Mourn Broadway Legend on Social Media
Hollywood was mourning Broadway legend Elaine Stritch on Thursday.
The actress, who was nominated for four Tonys and won three Emmys, died on Thursday at her home in Birmingham, Mich. She was 89.
Her throaty singing voice and torrid Broadway performances made her a New York legend and several theater vets, including Laura Bernanti and Jersey Boys star Erich Bergen, were among the first to pay tribute to Stritch on Twitter.
In addition to her Broadway performances, Stritch played Alec Baldwin’s torturing, icy mother Colleen Donaghy on NBC’s 30 Rock.
See below who took to social media to pay tribute to Stritch.
RIP Elaine Stritch #EverybodyRise— Laura Benanti (@LauraBenanti) July 17, 2014
I will always love you Elaine Stritch.— John Gallagher, Jr. (@JohnGallagherJr) July 17, 2014
Elaine Stritch man. Hell of a performer, spirit and woman. This one really hurts. Today's work is for you ma'am. Crazy love.— Anna Kendrick (@AnnaKendrick47) July 17, 2014
What a life! 89 full years. A true legend & one of my all time favorites. R.I.P. #ElaineStritch— Jesse Tyler Ferguson (@jessetyler) July 17, 2014
RIP to the brilliant Elaine Stritch. I was honored to witness her brilliance in action many times and interview her. A life well lived.— Erich Bergen (@erichbergen) July 17, 2014
Here's to the lady who lunched: Elaine Stritch, we love you. May your heaven be a booze-soaked, no-pants solo show at the Carlyle. Thank you— Lena Dunham (@lenadunham) July 17, 2014
Here's to Elaine Stritch - RIP. Watch an artist work it through. http://t.co/nWXePTODIh— Jeffrey Wright (@jfreewright) July 17, 2014
RIP Elaine Stritch. One of the greatest of all time. One in a billion. #EverybodyRise— billy eichner (@billyeichner) July 17, 2014
"It's not the work. It's the stairs." Elaine Stritch.— Martha Plimpton (@MarthaPlimpton) July 17, 2014
A vodka stinger toast to the late, great Elaine Stritch.— Nia Vardalos (@NiaVardalos) July 17, 2014
God Bless and God Speed ELAINE STRITCH— Jane Lynch (@janemarielynch) July 17, 2014
Ahhh the Ladies who Lunch! Elaine Stritch shall be missed— christina applegate (@1capplegate) July 17, 2014