- Category : Entertainment-Actor-Actress
- Type : PE
- Profile : 6/2 - Role Model / Hermit
- Definition : Split - Small (12,57)
- Incarnation Cross : LAX Refinement 2
American actress with a long and varied career. The no-nonsense, gravelly-voiced actress battled alcoholism and made a brilliant comeback on stage. She was given a special Tony award for her one-woman show based on her colorful life, "Elaine Stritch at Liberty" (2002).
She made her debut on Broadway in 1946 and has been performing ever since. Her body of work includes musicals, dramas and comedies. She originated the role of Joanne in the Sondheim musical "Company," and wowed her audiences in Pal Joey" "Bus Stop" and "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?" She was nominated for her first Tony award in 1956 for "Sail Away" but didn't bring one home until 1996 for her role in "A Delicate Balance."
In 1973 she married John Bay. He died in 1982.