DEAD: ON THIS DATE
Elaine Stritch (aged 89)
Elaine Stritch (February 2, 1925 – July 17, 2014) was an American actress and singer, known for her work on Broadway. She made her professional stage debut in 1944 and appeared in numerous stage plays, musicals, feature films and television series. She was inducted into the American Theater Hall of Fame in 1995.
DEATH: Stritch died in her sleep at her home in Birmingham, Michigan, on July 17, 2014. She was 89 years old. She suffered from diabetes and had stomach cancer. At the time of her death only three months after having had surgery for the disease, cancer was not cited as an immediate cause of her death.