QUICKIE: Elaine Stritch Dead at 89

Broadway and screen legend Elaine Stritch was found dead in her Birmingham, Michigan home today. The singer, actress, and personality struggled with alcoholism throughout her life and made no secret of it, making a name for herself as a brash, honest, and hilarious woman and comedian. Stritch certainly had no shortage of iconic, huge roles, but right now, I’ll remember her fondly as Jack Donaghy’s terrifying Irish mother Colleen on 30 Rock, a secret lesbian who used to sleep with FAO Schwartz in exchange for Christmas presents for her kids. Rest well, Elaine. And, as for the rest of us, let’s say we put some things aside tonight and stream “Shoot Me” on Netflix.

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