07/17/2014 01:16 pm ET Updated Jul 17, 2014

Elaine Stritch, Broadway Icon, Dead At 89

Broadway icon and TV actress Elaine Stritch is dead at the age of 89, reports The New York Times.

Her friend, Julie Keyes, confirmed to the paper that the actress died in her home in Birmingham, Michigan, on July 17.

A five-time Tony Award nominee, who was inducted into the American Theater Hall of Fame in 1995, Stritch was also a fixture in TV and movies and perhaps most recognized for her role as Colleen Donaghy, the mother of Alec Baldwin's character Jack Donaghy, on "30 Rock."

According to Variety, Stritch was known for her acerbic wit, and in her 2001 one-woman show "Elaine Stritch at Liberty,” the actress spoke openly about her battle with alcoholism and her "colorful, albeit destructive, love life."

Stritch married John Bay in 1973 and they were together until his death in 1982.



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