Broadway lights will be dimmed in Stritch's memory

The Associated PressJuly 18, 2014 

Obit Elaine Stritch

FILE - This Sept. 11, 2012 file photo shows actress Elaine Stritch posing for a photograph during the 2012 Toronto International Film Festival in Toronto. (Stritch died Thursday, July 17, 2014 at her home in Birmingham, Mich. She was 89.

THE CANADIAN PRESS, MICHELLE SIU, FILE — AP Photo

— Broadway marquees will be dimmed in memory of a Tony- and Emmy-winning actress who epitomized New York and the theater world.

Elaine Stritch died Thursday at age 89 in her home state of Michigan. She was far from her longtime adopted home. But Broadway — and New York —immediately sent their love.

The marquees of the Great White Way will be dimmed for one minute at 7:45 p.m. Eastern on Friday.

The feisty actress found new fans as Alec Baldwin's mother on television's "30 Rock." But she was best known for her stage work — especially her candid one-woman memoir and in the Stephen Sondheim musical "Company."

Broadway League Executive Director Charlotte St. Martin says Stritch will always be remembered as an important part of Broadway's rich history.

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