Elaine Stritch was born on February 2, 1925 in Detroit, Michigan. After studying acting under Erwin Piscator at the Dramatic Workshop in New York City, Stritch made her theatrical stage debut in 1944 and went on to appear in a number of critically praised Broadway plays, including Bus…more
Elaine has been nominated for five Emmys. In 1991, he was nominated for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or a Special for An Unconvenient Woman. In 1993, she won Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series for Law and Order. In 2004, she won Outstanding Individual Performance in a Variety or Music Program for Elaine Stritch: At Liberty. In 2007 and 2008, she was nominated for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series for 30 Rock. She won in 2007.
Starred in the one-woman show "Elaine Stritch at Liberty" for which she won a Tony and an Emmy award. Also starred recently in a one-woman cabaret show called "Elaine Stritch at Home at the Carlyle."
Originated the role of Joanne in Stephen Sondheim's "Company." The role was written for an "Elaine Stritch type" and who better to play that then Elaine Stritch herself. The role also featured one of Sondheim's most famous songs "The Ladies Who Lunch."