Everybody Rise: Patti LuPone, Stephen Sondheim, Bernadette Peters, Alec Baldwin, Tina Fey, Kristin Chenoweth and More Reflect on Elaine Stritch

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17 Jul 2014

Elaine Stritch
Elaine Stritch
Photo by Aubrey Reuben

Glorious. Larger than life. Dangerous. These are just a few of the words used to describe late Tony Award-winning stage veteran Elaine Stritch by some members of the theatre and entertainment industry who were influenced by her singular talent.

When the seemingly unstoppable actress announced her retirement in 2011, Playbill.com spoke with a host of showfolk who, in Stritch fashion, offered candid, hilarious and heartfelt stories of their encounters and feelings for the iconic actress, who defined roles in Company, Pal Joey, Sail Away and perhaps, most notably, as herself in Elaine Stritch: At Liberty.

Upon Stritch's passing, Playbill.com looks back at the words they offered. 

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