Stritch, Elaine

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Stritch, Elaine Gender: F
born on 2 February 1925 at 05:00 (= 05:00 AM )
Place Detroit, Michigan, 42n20, 83w03
Timezone EST h5w (is standard time)
Data source
From memory
Rodden Rating A
Collector: Ackerman
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_aqucol.18.gif 13°04' s_mo.18.gif s_gemcol.18.gif 02°14 Asc.s_sagcol.18.gif 26°10'


American actress with a long and varied career. The no-nonsense, gravelly-voiced actress battled alcoholism and made a brilliant comeback on stage. She was given a special Tony award for her one-woman show based on her colorful life, "Elaine Stritch at Liberty" (2002).

She made her debut on Broadway in 1946 and has been performing ever since. Her body of work includes musicals, dramas and comedies. She originated the role of Joanne in the Sondheim musical "Company," and wowed her audiences in Pal Joey" "Bus Stop" and "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?" She was nominated for her first Tony award in 1956 for "Sail Away" but didn't bring one home until 1996 for her role in "A Delicate Balance."

In 1973 she married John Bay. He died in 1982.


  • Relationship : Marriage 1973 (John Bay)
  • Death of Mate 1982
  • Work : Prize 1996 (Tony Award)
  • Work : Prize 2002 (Special Tony Award)

Source Notes

Shelley Ackerman quotes Stritch at the opening of the revival of "Hair" on March 31, 2009. PT notes that some sources give her year of birth as 1926.


  • Diagnoses : Psychological : Abuse Alcohol
  • Vocation : Entertainment : Actor/ Actress
  • Vocation : Entertainment : Live Stage
  • Notable : Awards : Tony