Actress Elaine Stritch, known for her brash persona, gravelly voice and versatility over seven decades on Broadway, died Thursday, a longtime friend Julie Keyes told CNN. She was 89.
Stritch died at her Birmingham, Michigan, home early Thursday, surrounded by family, Keyes said.
Stritch, a teenager when she made her Broadway debut in 1946, was nominated for five Tony Awards and eight primetime Emmys over her long acting career.
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