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Elaine Stritch

Highest Rated:   98% Elaine Stritch: Shoot Me (2014)
Lowest Rated:   0% A Farewell To Arms (1957)
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Straight out of finishing school, American actress Elaine Stritch laid the groundwork for her career by studying drama at New York's New School. Stritch's first stage appearance was in 1944, and her Broadway bow was in 1946. A superlative dramatic actress, Ms. Stritch also excelled in musical comedy, a genre she returned to off and on into the '90s. After her film debut in The Scarlet Hour (1956), Stritch contributed a compelling performance to the 1957 remake of A Farewell to Arms, but wouldn't make another truly worthwhile film (worthwhile to her, that is) until the French-filmed Providence in 1970. On television, Stritch starred in the the pioneering 1948 domestic comedy Growing Paynes, the short-lived 1960 sitcom My Sister Eileen, and costarred as the star's mother in The Ellen Burstyn Show (1986). She was also a member of the supporting comedy troupe on the 1949 TVer Jack Carter and Company, a comic switchboard operator on the bi-weekly 1956 variety series Washington Square, and Peter Falk's secretary on the one-season Trials of O'Brien (1965). In 1972, Ms. Stritch moved to London as a cast member of the Broadway hit Company and remained there to work for several years. In the last decade, Elaine Stritch has appeared in such films as September (1988) and Cocoon (1990), and has won additional critical plaudits for her role as Parthy Hawkes in the lavish 1994 Broadway revival of Show Boat. Her on-screen work included projects such as Krippendorf's Tribe, Autumn in New York, Screwed, and the working-class musical Romance & Cigarettes. She was part of Jane Fonda's comeback vehicle Monster-In-Law, and in 2012 she lent he voice to the animated family film ParaNorman. She had a recurring role as Colleen Donaghy, Jack's mother, on 30 Rock, which earned her an Emmy Award in 2007. She died in 2014 at age 89.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet River Of Fundament
  • Eulogist
$43.6k 2015
98% Elaine Stritch: Shoot Me
  • Actor
$0.4M 2014
No Score Yet Show Stopper: The Theatrical Life of Garth Drabinsky
  • Actor
2012
87% ParaNorman
  • Grandma
$56M 2012
54% Romance & Cigarettes
  • Nick's Mother
$0.4M 2007
16% Monster-in-Law
  • Gertrude
$82.9M 2005
83% Broadway: The Golden Age
  • Actor
2004
No Score Yet Paradise
  • Isabella
2004
No Score Yet Elaine Stritch at Liberty
  • Actor
2002
20% Autumn in New York
  • Dolly
2000
67% Small Time Crooks
  • Chi Chi Potter
2000
13% Screwed
  • Miss Crock
2000
14% Krippendorf's Tribe
  • Irene Harding
1998
No Score Yet The Noel Coward Trilogy
  • Actor
1998
38% Out to Sea
  • Mavis
1997
No Score Yet An Unexpected Life
  • Lucinda
1997
No Score Yet An Inconvenient Woman
  • Rose
1991
55% Cadillac Man
  • The Widow
1990
No Score Yet Sparks: The Price of Passion
  • Marti Sparks
1990
No Score Yet Runaway Heart
  • Rowena Sharphorn
1990
No Score Yet The Secret Life of Archie's Wife
  • Rowena Sharphorn
1990
36% Cocoon: The Return
  • Ruby
1988
64% September
  • Diane
1987
No Score Yet Follies in Concert
  • Hattie Walker
1985
No Score Yet Follies in Concert
  • Actor
1978
88% Providence
  • Helen Weiner/Molly Langham
1977
No Score Yet The Spiral Staircase
  • Nurse
1975
No Score Yet Pollyanna
  • Aunt Polly
1973
No Score Yet Who Killed Teddy Bear
  • Marian Freeman
1965
No Score Yet The Perfect Furlough (Strictly for Pleasure)
  • Liz Baker
1958
0% A Farewell To Arms
  • Helen Ferguson
1957
No Score Yet Three Violent People
  • Ruby LaSalle
1957
No Score Yet Gun Fury
  • Actor
1953

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Sunday Morning
2011
  • Appearing
  • 2014
81% 30 Rock
2006-2013
  • Colleen Donaghy Colleen
  • 2012
  • 2010
  • 2009
  • 2008
  • 2007
No Score Yet Great Performances
2000
  • Performer
  • Actor
  • 2010
No Score Yet In Performance at the White House
2010-2016
  • Performer
  • 2010
No Score Yet Law & Order
1990-2010
  • Lawyer Lanie Stieglitz
  • 1997
  • 1992

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