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Where Is She Now?

Elaine Stritch was never one for the big screen, or the little screen, so a lot of her credits in those areas are limited. Since 2000, she has appeared in only 10 TV shows or movies. She made an appearance in two episodes of 3rd Rock from the Sun as Martha Albright, her first in the 1997 episode Dick-In-Law, and her second in 2001 My Mother, My Dick. 2005 proved to be a “busy” year for Stritch. She would appear in a supporting role in the romantic comedy Monster-in-Law, starring Jennifer Lopez and Jane Fonda. She would also make an appearance in the John Turturro directed film, Romance & Cigarettes, but it was a very minor role.

But there is one show where she has become very well known to us all of a younger generation: 30 Rock. She plays the absolutely hilarious and wonderful Colleen Donaghy, the mother of Jack Donaghy. In fact, in 2007, Elaine Stritch won a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series for the episode Hiatus. She would go on to be nominated again the next three years in a row. She is honestly one of the funniest characters in the show whenever she gets a chance to appear. I absolutely love her character and how much she is feared.

But while Stritch has been quiet in front of a camera, she still does her thing on stage. From November 7, 2001 to December 30, 2001, she had a one-woman show, Elaine Stritch at Liberty in New York’s Public Theater. The show was a summation of her life and career. It ran on Broadway at the Neil Simon Theatre from February 21, 2002 to May 27, 2002. And since 2005, Stritch has been performing a cabaret act at the Cafe Carlyle in New York City. It’s safe to say that she’s still got it. And for anyone who may miss Stritch, she will be lending her voice to the stop-motion animated film ParaNorman, which will be in theaters August 17, 2012.

Josh Kaye for Classic Movie Hub

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