Actress Elaine Stritch dead at 89

The theatrical legend recently appeared on the hit show "30 Rock"

FILE - This Sept. 11, 2012 file photo shows actress Elaine Stritch posing for a photograph during the 2012 Toronto International Film Festival in Toronto. (Stritch died Thursday, July 17, 2014 at her home in Birmingham, Mich. She was 89. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Michelle Siu, File)
FILE - This Sept. 11, 2012 file photo shows actress Elaine Stritch posing for a photograph during the 2012 Toronto International Film Festival in Toronto. (Stritch died Thursday, July 17, 2014 at her home in Birmingham, Mich. She was 89. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Michelle Siu, File)

NEW YORK (AP) – Elaine Stritch, the brash theater performer whose gravelly, gin-laced voice and impeccable comic timing made her a theatrical icon, has died, according to Brigade Marketing. She was 89.

Stritch died at home Thursday in Birmingham, Mich.

Although Stritch appeared in movies and on television, garnering three Emmys, she was best known for her stage work, particularly in her candid one-woman memoir, “Elaine Stritch: At Liberty,” and in the Stephen Sondheim musical “Company.”

She worked well into her late 80s, most recently as Madame Armfeldt in a revival of Sondheim’s musical, “A Little Night Music.” She replaced Angela Lansbury in 2010 to critical acclaim.

Stritch’s signature style was wearing a loose fitting white shirt, high heels and sheer black tights.

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