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Elaine Stritch Edit Profile

singer , Actress

Elaine Stritch, American singer, actress. Recipient Nightlife award, outstanding cabaret female vocalist in a major engagement, 2006, Creative Arts Primetime Emmy for Outstanding Guest Actress in Comedy Series, Academy television Arts and Sciences, 2007.


Stritch, Elaine was born on February 2, 1925 in Detroit, Michigan, United States. Daughter of George Joseph and Mildred (Jobe) Stritch.


Student drama workshop, New School for Social Research. Studies in singing with Burt Knapp, Drama Workshop, 1948.


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  • Other Work

    • Appeared in Broadway productions Loco, 1946, Three Indelicate Ladies, 1947, Yes M'Lord, 1949, Pal Joey, 1962, On Your Toes, Bus Stop, 1955, Sail Away, 1961, Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, 1962, 65, Wonderful Town, 1967, Private Lives, 1968, Company, 1970, 1993, also London production, 1972, Love Letters, 1990, Show Boat, 1994, A Delicate Balance, 1996 (Drama Desk award for Outstanding Featured Actress, 1996), Elaine Stritch At Liberty, 2002 (Outstanding Book of a Musical & Outstanding Solo Performance, Drama Desk Awards, 2002). Off-Broadway productions include At Home at the Carlyle, 2005, 2006, Endgame, 2008. Appeared in Follies in Concert, New York City, 1982.

      (films) The Scarlet Hour, 1956, Three Violent People, 1956, A Farewell to Arms, 1957, The Perfect Furlough, 1958, Who Killed Teddy Bear?, 1965, Pigeons, 1971, The Spiral Staircase, 1975, Providence, 1977, September, 1988, Cocoon II: The Return, 1988, Cadillac Man, 1990, Out to Sea, 1997, Screwed, 2000, Small Time Crooks, 2000, Autumn in New York, 2000, Monster-in-Law, 2005, Romance & Cigarettes, 2005. (television series) My Sister Eileen, 1960-1961, The Trials of O'Brien, 1965-1966, (British) Two's Company, 1975-1976, The Ellen Burstyn Show, 1987, Stranded, 1986, Life's a B*tch, 2003. (television movies) Chance of a Lifetime, 1991, An Unexpected Life, 1998, Paradise, 2004.

      (television miniseries) An Inconvenient Woman, 1991, Elaine Stritch: At Liberty, 2002 (Emmy award Outstanding Individual Performance in a Variety or Music Program, 2004, Drama Desk award, outstanding solo performance, Drama Desk award, outstanding book of a musical, Tony award for best solo musical performance Home Box Office 1991). Author: Am I Blue?: Living With Diabetes and, Dammit, Having Fun, 1984.


Married John M. Bay, February 2, 1973 (deceased 1973).

George Joseph Stritch

Mildred (Jobe) Stritch

John M. Bay