Alec Baldwin, Harold Prince, Tina Fey, Patti LuPone and More Offer Elaine Stritch a Quotable Sendoff

By Adam Hetrick
20 Apr 2013

Christine Ebersole

Christine Ebersole:
"Very early on in my career I got what I thought was such a high compliment. Somewhere back in the 80's I was doing a benefit and I sang a song that this person had written and they said, 'Oh, she's like a young Elaine Stritch.' And I thought, 'Oh my God, that is such a high compliment!' I've always had such an affinity for her and I've always loved her and adored her. I think she's such a fantastic entertainer. I hope that I'm doing what she's doing when I'm her age – if I get to be that lucky."