THE SCREENING ROOM: Elaine Stritch Steals the Show on "The Today Show" (Video)
By Adam Hetrick
Tony Award-winning stage veteran Elaine Stritch, who is in New York City for the premiere of the documentary film "Elaine Stritch: Shoot Me," stopped by "The Today Show" Feb. 18 to speak with Kathie Lee and Hoda.
Known for speaking her mind, Stritch even surprised the hosts with a classic "zinger" that was edited for television.
Read Playbill.com's recent feature: Elaine's 11 O'Clock Number: Award-Winning Actress Elaine Stritch Bids Farewell to Showbiz.
Here's how the film is billed: "What does it mean to be a performing artist – first, last and always? Broadway legend Elaine Stritch can answer that. At 87, Stritch is still here, dominating the stage in her one woman cabaret act, torturing Alec Baldwin on "30 Rock," giving us her take on aging, her struggle with alcohol and diabetes, and the fear of leaving the follow spot behind. In stolen moments from her corner room at the Carlyle, and on breaks from her tour and work, candid reflections about her life are punctuated with rare archival footage, words from friends and photographs from her personal collection. By turns bold, hilarious and achingly poignant, the journey connects Stritch's present to her past, and an inspiring portrait of a one-of-a-kind survivor emerges."
Watch Stritch's segment on "The Today Show" below:
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