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Elaine Stritch
Elaine Stritch taught us how to be sexy and funny and 80
Elaine Stritch taught us how to be sexy and funny and 80

My heart sank when I saw the news that Elaine Stritch, the Broadway star, cabaret performer, movie and TV actress, had died Thursday. Frankly, I expected her to live forever. And since she worked well into her 80s, never failing to exhibit the dry wit, sharp tongue and occasional glimpse of wistfulness that characterized her persona (onstage and off), her fans can be forgiven for thinking she would never leave the Earth. In an age when Hollywood worships actresses for their youthfulness, and Esquire magazine just proclaimed with great self-congratulation that it thinks women as old as 42 can be beautiful, it’s simply delicious to know that Stritch was 76 when she debuted her smash...

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