9 of Elaine Stritch's Most Memorable Roles (Photos)

The Broadway legend made her stage debut in 1944, and racked up a number of awards and nominations over a show-business career spanning more than six decades

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Helen Ferguson in "A Farewell to Arms":
Stritch co-starred with Rock Hudson and Jennifer Jones in this 1957 adaptation of Ernest Hemingway's World War I novel.
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Mimi Paragon in "Sail Away":
Stritch was nominated for a second Tony Award in 1962 for playing a brash American divorcee working as a hostess on a British cruise ship in this Broadway musical.
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Joanne in "Company":
Stritch was nominated for her third Tony in 1971 for playing the cynical wife and friend of leading man Dean Jones' character in this Stephen Sondheim musical about a man who can't commit.
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Dorothy McNab on "Two's Company":
Stritch played a strong-willed American novelist living in London opposite Donald Sinden as her snobby butler for four seasons in this sitcom that ran from 1975-1979.
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Lannie Stiglitz on "Law & Order":
Stritch's first Primetime Emmy was won for a guest starring role on the Dick Wolf legal drama. She played a bold and outspoken defense attorney specializing in women's rights cases.
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Claire in "A Delicate Balance":
Stritch was nominated for her fourth Tony Award in 1996 for starring as alcoholic and sharp-tongued freeloading sister in a revival of a play by Edward Albee.
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"Elaine Stritch at Liberty":
What began as a one-woman Broadway show earned her a second Primetime Emmy when HBO broadcast Stritch recounting her life in show business. The musical memoir also earned her a Tony, Drama Desk Award and a number of other trophies.
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Grandma in "ParaNorma":
Stritch voiced this lovable ghost who kept a watchful eye over her family in the 2012 Oscar-nominated animated film about a young boy who sees dead people.
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Colleen Donaghy on "30 Rock":
The actress won her third Primetime Emmy in 2007 for playing the mother of Jack Donaghy (Alec Baldwin) -- and was nominated for four more afterward.