"Elaine Stritch, National Treasure, Is Dead At 89"
CREDIT: Walter McBride/AP
Elaine Stritch died today. She was wonderful. She was a broad, a dame, a sometimes-drunk, a comedian, a star. Talented as all hell. I’m just going to let that talent speak for itself.
Here, some favorite performances and moments from Stritch’s 70-year career:
On Letterman, pretending to think he’s her poolboy, “Skippy”:
Performing her signature song, “The Ladies Who Lunch,” from Company:
In Elaine Stritch at the Liberty, on being seventeen and going on a date with Marlon Brando:
From 30 Rock: “My father did not kill dozens of Germans so his daughter could die in a van.”
Singing “Broadway Baby” at the White House in 2010:
Wearing this amazing getup of a fur hat and coat and huge glasses while dropping f-bombs on The Today Show:
Being hilarious and charming at the 92nd Street Y:
Her incredible 2004 Emmy Acceptance speech: