Broadway actress Elaine Stritch dead at 89 – CNN.com


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CNN — Actress Elaine Stritch, known for her brash persona, gravelly voice and versatility over seven decades on Broadway, died Thursday, longtime friend Julie Keyes told CNN. She was 89.Stritch died at her Birmingham, Michigan, home early Thursday, surrounded by family, Keyes said.Funeral arrangements have not been made, but Stritch will be buried next to her husband, John Bay, in Chicago next week, Keyes said.The marquees of Broadway theaters will be dimmed for one minute in Stritch’s memory at 7:45 p.m. Friday, the Broadway League said. Photos: People we lost in 2014″Elaine Stritch’s big personality was matched by her big talent,” Broadway League Executive Director Charlotte St. Martin said. “Collaborating with some of Broadway’s greatest

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