Broadway icon Elaine Stritch dies at 89

FILE - This June 2, 2002 file photo shows actress Elaine Stritch after receiving the special theatrical event prize for her one-woman show, "Elaine Stritch: at Liberty" during the 56th annual Tony Awards in New York. Stritch died Thursday, July 17, 2014 at her home in Birmingham, Mich. She was 89. (AP Photo/Suzanne Plunkett, File)
FILE - This June 2, 2002 file photo shows actress Elaine Stritch after receiving the special theatrical event prize for her one-woman show, "Elaine Stritch: at Liberty" during the 56th annual Tony Awards in New York. Stritch died Thursday, July 17, 2014 at her home in Birmingham, Mich. She was 89. (AP Photo/Suzanne Plunkett, File)

NEW YORK (AP) – Elaine Stritch, the brash theater performer whose gravelly, gin-laced voice and impeccable comic timing made her a theatrical icon, has died, according to Brigade Marketing. She was 89.

Stritch died at home Thursday in Birmingham, Mich.

Although Stritch appeared in movies and on television, garnering three Emmys, she was best known for her stage work, particularly in her candid one-woman memoir, “Elaine Stritch: At Liberty,” and in the Stephen Sondheim musical “Company.”

She worked well into her late 80s, most recently as Madame Armfeldt in a revival of Sondheim’s musical, “A Little Night Music.” She replaced Angela Lansbury in 2010 to critical acclaim.

Stritch’s signature style was wearing a loose fitting white shirt, high heels and sheer black tights.

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