RIP, Elaine Stritch

Apart from all the other horrific news today, I was really sad to learn of the passing of the amazing, fabulous and indomitable Elaine Stritch. I wouldn’t even attempt to do her career justice on this blog. It was immense.

Instead, here’s a clip of her performing at the celebration of Stephen Sondheim’s 80th birthday. At the age of 86. I hope I can see clearly and dress myself at 86. Never mind get a standing ovation for a performance like this. Inspiring stuff.

Amazing. There’s going to be a hell of a party wherever she ended up this evening.

And for just a peek at her at her best, here’s her acceptance speech at the Emmys in 2004.

She will be missed.

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