Elaine Stritch

Elaine Stritch

  • Highest Rated: 99% Elaine Stritch: Shoot Me (2014)
  • Lowest Rated: 0% A Farewell To Arms (1957)
  • Birthday: Feb 2, 1925
  • Birthplace: Not Available
  • 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

58% Always at the Carlyle Actor 2018
No Score Yet River Of Fundament Eulogist $43.6K 2015
99% Elaine Stritch: Shoot Me Actor $0.4M 2014
No Score Yet Show Stopper: The Theatrical Life of Garth Drabinsky Actor 2012
88% ParaNorman Grandma $56M 2012
54% Romance & Cigarettes Nick's Mother $0.4M 2007
18% 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
19% Autumn in New York Dolly 2000
66% Small Time Crooks Chi Chi Potter 2000
13% Screwed Miss Crock 2000
16% Krippendorf's Tribe Irene Harding 1998
No Score Yet The Noel Coward Trilogy Actor 1998
36% 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
33% Cocoon: The Return Ruby 1988
67% September Diane 1987
No Score Yet Follies in Concert Hattie Walker 1985
No Score Yet Follies in Concert Actor 1978
80% 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
2011-2018
Appearing
  • 2014
85% 30 Rock
2006-2013
Colleen Donaghy Colleen
  • 2012
  • 2010
  • 2009
  • 2008
  • 2007
No Score Yet Great Performances
2000
Performer
  • 2010
No Score Yet In Performance at the White House
2010-2016
Performer
  • 2010
No Score Yet The Wendy Williams Show
2008
Guest
  • 2010
  • 2009
No Score Yet 3rd Rock from the Sun
1996-2001
Martha
  • 2001
No Score Yet Law & Order
1990-2010
Lawyer Lanie Stieglitz
  • 1997
  • 1992
No Score Yet American Playhouse
1982-1996
  • 1990
No Score Yet Head of the Class
1986-1991
Mrs. Hartman
  • 1990
No Score Yet The Cosby Show
1984-1992
Mrs. McGee
  • 1990
  • 1989
  • 1988
No Score Yet Trapper John, M.D.
1979-1986
  • 1983
No Score Yet Tales of the Unexpected
1979-1988
Pamela Mary Pearl

QUOTES FROM Elaine Stritch CHARACTERS

Grandma
There's nothing wrong with being scared, Norman, as long as it doesn't change who you are
Grandma
There's nothing wrong with being scared, Norman, as long as it doesn't change who you. are
Grandma
There's nothing wrong with being scared, Norman, as long as it doesn't change who you are.