Legendary Broadway actress Elaine Stritch dead at 89

Robert Osborne and Elaine Stritch at the 2010 TCM Film Festival Road to Hollywood screening of “All About Eve” (1950) at the Ziegfeld Theatre in New York City, New York.

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(CNN) — 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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