“30 Rock” actress and Broadway star Elaine Stritch has died at 89.
The actress, who played the cantankerous mother of Alec Baldwin’s character Jack Donaghy, passed away on Thursday at her home in Michigan.
The five-time Tony nominee is probably best known known for her stage presence (Bus Stop, Sail Away, Company), but has also done many television shows and movies.
Stitch was nominated for an Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series Primetime Emmy for her role as Colleen Donaghy on “30 Rock”. In 1993, she won an Emmy for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series for “Law & Order”.
She appeared in two Woody Allen movies, “September” (1987) and “Small Time Crooks” (2000). Her other more recent film credits include “Monster In Law” (2005), “Autumn In New York” (2000), “Screwed” (2000) and “Out to Sea” (1997).
Stritch was inducted into the American Theater Hall of Fame in 1995.
In her 2001 one-woman show “Elaine Stritch at Liberty,” the actress spoke openly about her battle with alcoholism and her “colorful, albeit destructive, love life.”
Stritch finally quit drinking due to being diagnosed with diabetes. Elaine previously stated, “Sure, I’ve gone on with a few drinks under my belt, but I’ve always gone on.”
Stritch was married to John Bay in 1973. He passed away in 1982.
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