Elaine Stritch was an American actress and singer best known for her ‘Broadway’ performances in plays, such as, ‘Loco’ (1946), ‘Bus Stop’ (1956), ‘Sail Away’ (1962), and ‘Company’ (1971). She is also known for her role as ‘Dorothy McNab’ in the British comedy TV series ‘Two’s Company’ (1975-79), for which, she won a ‘BAFTA Award’ in 1979. She won ‘Emmy Award’ for ‘Law & Order’ (1973), '30 Rock’ (2007), and for television documentary of her one-woman show’ (2004). She made her stage debut in 1944. She made her screen debut in the TV series ‘The Growing Paynes,’ in 1948. She made her film debut in the 1956 film ‘The Scarlet Hour.’ Some of her popular films include ‘Three Violent People’ (1956), ‘The Perfect Furlough’ (1958), ‘Who Killed Teddy Bear’ (1965), ‘September’ (1987), and ‘River of Fundament’ (2014). Someof her less successful films are ‘The Spiral Staircase’ (1975) and ‘Krippendorf’s Tribe’ (1998).
As a disco hostess is stalked by a sexual predator, she decides to ask help from a detective, who shows a personal interest in the case.
Pauline ‘Paulie,’ the wife of wealthy real-estate developer Ralph Nevins, is having a secret affair with Ralph’s assistant Marshall ‘Marsh,’ but is unwilling to leave Ralph because of his money. After overhearing a jewel robbery plan, Paulie persuades a reluctant Marsh to rob the thieves after their robbery. Suspicious of Paulie’s behavior, Ralph follows her with his gun on the same fateful night.
Former Confederate officer, Colt Saunders, returns to Texas following a whirlwind marriage and learns that the corrupt commissioner of the provisional carpetbagger government eyeing his ranch. Meanwhile, his black sheep one-armed brother Cinch returns to claim his share of the ranch, while one of the carpetbaggers recognizes Colt's pregnant newly-married bride Lorna as a gold-digging dance-hall girl.
Out of 104 sex starved servicemen stationed at an isolated Arctic base, Corporal Paul Hodges is chosen by lot to spend three weeks leave in Paris with Sandra Roca, his favorite pinup queen. Army psychologist Lieutenant Vicki Loren, who has originally conceived the idea so as to boost the morale of the troop, is ordered to make sure that he does not bed with her.
Too Many Thieves is a crime drama film which tells the story of a priceless Macedonian artifact that is stolen from a museum, by a gang of criminals. A lawyer named Falk arrives to get to the bottom of things.
This heist comedy film, tells the story of a crooked married couple, who plan to rob a local bank. However, they also start selling cookies as their cover up business. Ironically their cookie business makes them even richer, and the duo is now unsure whether they should continue stealing.
September is a drama film which tells the story of a suicidal woman named Lane, who retreats to her summerhouse in Vermont to spend some time alone. However, problems arise when houseguests disrupt her healing process. Meanwhile, Lane also struggles to deal with her obnoxious mother, who pays her a visit. Soon, things get complicated when Lane finds herself attracted to a writer named Peter.
Romance & Cigarettes is a musical romantic drama film which revolves around Nick Murder, a husband who finds himself drawn to another woman. Eventually, he is forced to make a choice between his wife and his mistress.
Despite completing his graduation from a prestigious college, Jonathan, a rebellious young man is forced by circumstances to work as a cab driver in New York. In order to vent out his frustrations, he chooses to abuse pigeons in a park.
Charlie convinces his widowed brother-in-law to join him on a cruise ship, without revealing that they will need to pose as dance instructors. Instead, he promises that there will be many available and lonely women on the ship. Eventually, his promise turns out to be true, as Herb meets and falls for a woman named Vivian, while Charlie begins a romance with Liz, a wealthy widow.
Tired of the constant ill-treatment by his boss, a chauffeur decides to kidnap her beloved pet dog, and hold it for ransom. However, things get extremely complicated when the dog escapes back to his boss, and everyone believes that it is the chauffer who is kidnapped.
Joey is a car salesman, who is given an impossible task of selling twelve cars in two days, if he wants to keep his job. Meanwhile, he is also dealing with his personal problems. Things get worse when a guy with a machine gun crashes into the car dealership, and takes everybody hostage.
When aspiring fashion designer, Charlotte Cantilini, accepts Dr.Kevin Field’s marriage proposal she does not realize that she has a competitor in Kevin’s mother Viola. Viola has recently lost her successful career and now she is frightened of losing her son and will do anything to destroy their relationship. Will Charlotte fall in her trap?
Will Keane, a successful nearly-50 restaurateur, is a womanizer with no belief in love or commitment. When he meets the 22-year-old free-spirited Charlotte Fielding, who reveals her terminal illness after their first night together, he finds himself getting intrigued by unpredictable Charlotte. The blooming love brings unexpected changes….she tries to fight for her life, while love teaches him to accept responsibilities of life.
Helen has been incapable of speech since she saw her husband die. When she is working in New England as a domestic help, she becomes the target of a maniac who is killing off disabled people.
This science fiction adventure film revolves around friendly aliens from Anterea, a far away planet, who return to Earth to rescue some incubation pods which have been found by scientists. Although in their planet, nobody grows old, they start developing a liking towards earth and therefore, they think of staying back.
This comedy film revolves around a university professor who is assigned to find the last undiscovered tribe of New Guinea. Despite his failure to find the tribe, he refuses to admit it, and gives a lecture about the Shelmikedmu tribe, which is named after his children Shelly, Mike and Edmund. He also decides to dress up his family like the fictitious tribe to videotape them as ‘proof’ of his discovery.
Eleven year old Norman Babcock is a bit of an outsider both at school and in his family. His claim that he can communicate with the dead makes things all the more difficult for him. But when his town Blithe Hollow is under threat, Norman is the only one who can fight the zombies, ghosts as well as humans to protect everyone around.
Elaine Stritch Awards
|30 Rock||Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series||2007|
|Elaine Stritch at Liberty||Outstanding Individual Performance in a Variety or Music Program||2004|
|Law & Order||Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series||1993|