Reactions to the death of Elaine Stritch

 
 
FILE - This Oct. 9, 2006 file photo shows actress Elaine Stritch posing for photographers during red carpet arrivals at the premiere of the film "Infamous," in New York. Stritch died Thursday, July 17, 2014 at her home in Birmingham, Mich. She was 89.
FILE - This Oct. 9, 2006 file photo shows actress Elaine Stritch posing for photographers during red carpet arrivals at the premiere of the film "Infamous," in New York. Stritch died Thursday, July 17, 2014 at her home in Birmingham, Mich. She was 89.
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"Elaine was a magnificent woman in every sense of the word ... a true trail blazer. Her talent and spunk will be greatly missed by so many of us." — Actress and singer Liza Minnelli.

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"Here's to the lady who lunched: Elaine Stritch, we love you. May your heaven be a booze-soaked, no-pants solo show at the Carlyle. Thank you." — Actress and writer Lena Dunham on Twitter.

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"Raise a glass to THE lady who lunched ..." — Composer and singer Duncan Sheik on Twitter.

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"I suspect Elaine Stritch won't know how to rest in peace! Iconic entertainer, force of nature, my wonderful movie-mom." — Actress Mia Farrow, who co-starred with Stritch in "September."

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"Elaine Stritch's big personality was matched by her big talent. Collaborating with some of Broadway's greatest playwrights and composers throughout her lengthy career, her signature numbers and singular style created a memorable legacy. Elaine Stritch will always be remembered as an important part of Broadway's rich history, and she will be missed by her many fans." — Charlotte St. Martin, executive director of the Broadway League.

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"She will be missed by so many, but her legacy will certainly live on." — The Carlyle, the New York City hotel where Stritch lived in Room 309 for a decade.

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"RIP Elaine Stritch #EverybodyRise" — Actress and singer Laura Benanti on Twitter.

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"Elaine Stritch man. Hell of a performer, spirit and woman. This one really hurts. Today's work is for you ma'am. Crazy love." — Actress and singer Anna Kendrick on Twitter.

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"As if giant Jupiter burst into fragments, dust, new stars/Farther away from us —/Your fire trail a heavenly headliner." — Actress Holland Taylor on Twitter.

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"What a life! 89 full years. A true legend & one of my all time favorites. R.I.P. #ElaineStritch" — Actor Jesse Tyler Ferguson on Twitter.

"She was a dear friend — a tremendous talent and really smart — one of the most remarkable people I've ever known, and I loved her very much." — Actress and singer Bernadette Peters.

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