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Stars watch Elaine Stritch's swan song at New York's Cafe Carlyle
Stars watch Elaine Stritch's swan song at New York's Cafe Carlyle

New York theater institutions don't come much feistier or more dynamic than Elaine Stritch. The tart-tongued, 88-year-old force of nature -- whose stage career includes memorable collaborations with Stephen Sondheim and Edward Albee -- kicked off her farewell series of cabaret performances this week at the Cafe Carlyle. Stritch announced last month that she would be retiring from the stage and moving back to her native Michigan. The actress cited her failing health for her decision. Stritch has lived at the Carlyle Hotel for many years and has performed cabaret acts there since 2005. On Tuesday evening, Stritch began her final five performances to an audience that included Tom Hanks,...

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