Broadway star Elaine Stritch died Thursday at 89. During her illustrious career that stretched more than half a century, Stritch had hits on Broadway including “Elaine Stritch at Liberty” and “Show Boat,” gained fame on TV for her recurring role on NBC’s “30 Rock,” and acted in a handful of variety shows. She was nominated for multiple Tonys and Emmys, finally clenching an Emmy for her 1993 “Law & Order” appearances.
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Celebs and others in the showbiz industry took to Twitter to react to the news of Stritch’s death. Read some of their tweets below:
I suspect Elaine Stritch won’t know how to rest-in-peace! Iconic entertainer, force of nature, my wonderful movie-mom http://t.co/6HzjbsRwyO
— mia farrow (@MiaFarrow) July 17, 2014
Ahhh the Ladies who Lunch! Elaine Stritch shall be missed
— christina applegate (@1capplegate) July 17, 2014
Elaine Stritch man. Hell of a performer, spirit and woman. This one really hurts. Today’s work is for you ma’am. Crazy love.
— Anna Kendrick (@AnnaKendrick47) July 17, 2014
Elaine Stritch. http://t.co/qCfwadMT3d I didn’t think it was possible. I didn’t think it was possible. Rest In Peace, Powerhouse.
— Martha Plimpton (@MarthaPlimpton) July 17, 2014
RIP the great Elaine Stritch. Seeing her onstage was so special and memorable.
— Andy Cohen (@Andy) July 17, 2014
Here’s to the lady who lunched: Elaine Stritch, we love you. May your heaven be a booze-soaked, no-pants solo show at the Carlyle. Thank you
— Lena Dunham (@lenadunham) July 17, 2014
Oh, no. Elaine Stritch. A legend. Seeing her 1 woman show changed my life. Meeting her on 3rd rock was 1 of the highlights of whole show.
— kristen johnston (@kjothesmartass) July 17, 2014
No doubt the lights on Broadway will go out for a moment to honor the legendary Elaine Stritch. RIP. http://t.co/eM81gCwRY8
— Richard Roeper (@richardroeper) July 17, 2014