Elaine Stritch

Elaine Stritch

Highest Rated: 100% The Perfect Furlough (1959)

Lowest Rated: 8% A Farewell to Arms (1957)

Birthday: Feb 2, 1925

Birthplace: Detroit, Michigan, USA

A bona fide legend of Broadway, Elaine Stritch spent over five decades on the musical and dramatic stage, though her reputation as a sharp-tongued, unapologetically audacious personality spread far beyond the boards of New York and London. With her whiskey-soaked voice and wry comic timing, Stritch established herself as an unconventional leading lady in 1950s Broadway productions "Pal Joey" and "Bus Stop," with her show-stopping performance of the cynical and world-weary number "Ladies Who Lunch" from the 1970 musical "Company" becoming her career-long signature piece. The long-legged dame starred in several British sitcoms during the 1970s and remained a fixture in the American theater scene during the 1980s and 1990s, touring nationally and making a small dent in the film world with an acclaimed role in Woody Allen's 1987 film "September." She was 77 years old when she unveiled the one-woman show "Elaine Stritch at Liberty" and earned rave reviews for the autobiographical music and monologue production that won a Tony, Emmy and new fans as it morphed from Broadway to screen to cabaret. Into the new century, Stritch was tapped for scene-stealing character roles in film and TV including an Emmy-winning appearance on "30 Rock" (NBC, 2006-13), and enjoyed her status not only as a revered treasure of Broadway's old guard, but as a salty addition to any stage or screen gathering. Heath at the age of 89 in July 2014 led to fond remembrances from generations of fans and fellow actors.

Highest rated movies

The Perfect Furlough
Romance & Cigarettes
Out to Sea
Cocoon: The Return
Autumn in New York




No Score Yet 80% River of Fundament Eulogist (Character) $43.1K 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet Show Stopper: The Theatrical Life of Garth Drabinsky Unknown (Character) - 2012
89% 72% ParaNorman Grandma (Voice) - 2012
52% 56% Romance & Cigarettes Grace Murder (Character) $540.1K 2005
18% 55% Monster-in-Law Gertrude (Character) $82.9M 2005
No Score Yet No Score Yet Paradise Isabella (Character) - 2004
19% 54% Autumn in New York Dolly (Character) $37.8M 2001
10% 48% Screwed Virginia Crock (Character) $7.0M 2000
16% 24% Krippendorf's Tribe Irene Harding (Character) $7.6M 1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet An Unexpected Life Lucinda Sadwich (Character) - 1998
36% 52% Out to Sea Mavis LaBreche (Character) $28.0M 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet An Inconvenient Woman Rose (Character) - 1991
No Score Yet No Score Yet Runaway Heart Rowena Sharphorn (Character) - 1990
No Score Yet No Score Yet Sparks: The Price of Passion Marti Sparks (Character) - 1990
31% 34% Cocoon: The Return Ruby Feinberg (Character) $18.5M 1988
63% 52% September Diane (Character) $404.8K 1987
80% 87% Providence Unknown (Character) - 1977
No Score Yet 31% The Spiral Staircase Nurse (Character) - 1975
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Sidelong Glances of a Pigeon Kicker Tough Lady (Character) - 1970
100% 42% The Perfect Furlough Liz Baker (Character) - 1959
No Score Yet No Score Yet Kiss Her Goodbye Marge Carson (Character) - 1958
8% 36% A Farewell to Arms Helen Ferguson (Character) - 1957
No Score Yet 64% Three Violent People Ruby LaSalle (Character) - 1956
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Scarlet Hour Phyllis Rycker (Character) - 1956


78% 93% 30 Rock Colleen Donaghy (Guest Voice),
Unknown (Guest Star)
2007-2010 2012
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Wendy Williams Show Guest 2010
No Score Yet 76% 3rd Rock From the Sun Unknown (Guest Star) 1997 2001
92% 97% Oz Judge Grace Lema (Guest Star) 1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet Soul Man Unknown (Guest Star) 1997-1998
No Score Yet 96% Law & Order Unknown (Guest Star) 1992 1997
63% No Score Yet Bless This House Unknown (Guest Star) 1995
No Score Yet 54% The Cosby Show Unknown (Guest Star) 1989-1990
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Ellen Burstyn Show Sydney Brewer (Character) 1986
No Score Yet No Score Yet Trapper John, M.D. Unknown (Guest Star) 1983
No Score Yet No Score Yet Tales of the Unexpected Pamela Beauchamp (Character) 1979-1980
No Score Yet No Score Yet What's My Line? Guest 1970
No Score Yet No Score Yet Wagon Train Unknown (Guest Star) 1960
No Score Yet No Score Yet Climax! Unknown (Character) 1958
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Alcoa Hour Laura (Character) 1957