fuck yeah elaine stritch

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the elaine stritch alarm clock

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Somewhat surprisingly, given her 25 years of sobriety, Ms. Stritch recently began drinking alcohol again, on a modest scale: at dinner she had a cosmopolitan — preprepared and brought over by her caretaker in a plastic water bottle — and took two sips of Champagne. And during the interview the next day, there was the cosmo again, looking oddly like Hawaiian Punch, in a glass on the table.
She does not fear that one cosmo will lead her back down into alcoholism, partly because her diabetes requires such careful management, but also because she no longer feels so acutely the sting of insecurity that booze softened.
“I was always trying to prove something about myself,” she muses, “and alcohol helped get me through that. But now I’m not escaping from anything. I’ve got a few questions answered.”

Somewhat surprisingly, given her 25 years of sobriety, Ms. Stritch recently began drinking alcohol again, on a modest scale: at dinner she had a cosmopolitan — preprepared and brought over by her caretaker in a plastic water bottle — and took two sips of Champagne. And during the interview the next day, there was the cosmo again, looking oddly like Hawaiian Punch, in a glass on the table.

She does not fear that one cosmo will lead her back down into alcoholism, partly because her diabetes requires such careful management, but also because she no longer feels so acutely the sting of insecurity that booze softened.

“I was always trying to prove something about myself,” she muses, “and alcohol helped get me through that. But now I’m not escaping from anything. I’ve got a few questions answered.”

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Elaine Stritch Is Going to Be Happy in Detroit

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ragtimeband:

I wish I had a blog devoted to Stritchie. 

ragtimeband:

I wish I had a blog devoted to Stritchie. 

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"I have a natural input fear of myself that goes in front of me. It’s almost like someone says every time I walk into the room, ‘Ladies and gentlemen…Elaine Stritch. There’s something that says get out of my way, it’s going to be my turn, because you need the love of the audience. My assistant/friend, Marge, says you can’t live without an audience. That’s why I’m questionable about this move. I don’t know if it is going to work or not."

Exclusive Photos and Interview Sneak Peek: Elaine Stritch on Life in Michigan, What’s Next and More!

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macartney:

Elaine performs “Why Him?” on The Rosie O’Donnell Show in 2001.

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ragtimeband:

Elaine Stritch, 30 Rock

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Elaine Stritch, 30 Rock

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ragtimeband:


Elaine Stritch, 30 Rock

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Elaine Stritch, 30 Rock

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macartney:

Elaine Stritch reads a fan letter from a third-grader during her last week at the Cafe Carlyle. Just try not to cry.

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