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Broadway actress, and Alec Baldwin’s mom, Elaine Stritch, died at the sry age of 89.

Stritch had an incredibly long career that included widely hailed turns in plays by Noel Coward, Neil Simon, Stephen Sondheim, Gilbert & Sullivan, William Shakespeare, Euripides… She rocked Athens as Oedipus’ mom.

Stritch moved to Michigan after living in the Carlyle Hotel in New York City for years.  How awesome is that?  Living in a hotel.  In

Stritch auditioning for the part of "Oscar the Grouch." The guy on the right got the part.

Stritch auditioning for the part of “Oscar the Grouch.”
The guy on the right got the part.

Manhattan.  You never have to clean your room… you can order room service any time for any meal… there’s a bar right down stairs… hell, its NYC, there are bars everywhere… a doorman opening the door for you… free continental breakfast… a bunch of strangers having keys to your home…

“I was reading a self-help book yesterday,” Stritch once said, “and it said: ‘Make your own bed.’ I

said to the book: ‘Fuck you! I don’t have to make my own bed! That’s why I live at the Carlyle.’ ”

According to the awesome website http://fuckyeahelainestritch.tumblr.com/,  Stritch experienced her first orgasm took place onstage during Act II as Martha in “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?”  I don’t think I really need to add a joke for that.

She was poor when she raised her son.  So, in order to make their Christmases special, she prostituted herself to an older Frederick August Otto Schwarz.  While they had so many presents that “you couldn’t see the tree,” the experience seemed to do more damage to her son than good.

Stritch was killed when her son hit her with his car and waited eight minutes to call 911.

This hit goes to: Dick in Town!  And while he is far from the lead and therefore not gloating, he is one of the people who have not paid up from last year’s pool… so he’s still earning his title. (and the public humiliation continues)

The 20 points bumps him up to 50, which is just 140 shy of the leader.

Happy pooling,

SPMI

Current Standings:

Jami: 190 (Ariel Sharon – 20, Philip Seymour Hoffman – 60, Peaches Geldof – 80, Rubin “The Hurricane” Carter – 30)

Tailgating with Jesus: – 120 (Jerry Coleman – 20, Ralph Kiner – 10, William Clay Ford – 20, Ralph Wilson -10, Jack Ramsay – 20, Don Zimmer – 20, Chuck Noll – 20)

Joanne: 100 (Ace Parker – 0, Nelson Mandela – 10,  Ray Price – 20, Maximilian Schell – 20, Connie Marrero – 0, Al Feldstein – 20, Casey Kasem – 20, Eli Wallach – 10)

“Imaginary” Steve: 100 (Cardinal Domenico Bartolucci – 10, Cardinal Ricardo Carles Gordo – 20, Emmanuel III Delly – 20, Marco (Polo!) Cé – 20, Cardinal Simon Lourdusamy – 10, Cardinal Bernard Agre – 20)

Starving Writer: – 100 (James Avery – 6’ 5” – 40, L’Wren Scott – 6’4” – 60)

SPMI: 90 (Peter O’Toole – 20, Joan Fontaine – 10, Sid Caesar – 10, Dave “Sick-motehrfucker” Herman – 30, Terry Richards – 20)

Gianna: 80 (Tom Laughlin – 20, Alicia Rhett – 10, Mae Young – 10, Ruth Robinson Duccini – 10, Pete Seeger – 10, Fred Phelps – 20, Marc Platt – 0)

Babysitter: 70 (Mikhail Kalashnikov – 10, Russell Johnson – 20, Mickey Rooney – 10, Ann B. Davis! – 20, Stephanie Kwolek – 10)

Good to the Last Drop (© Maxwell House): – 60 (Frederick Sanger – 10, Maxine Kumin – 20, Efrem Zimbalist, Jr. – 10, Gary Becker – 20)

Dick in Town: 50 (Hiroo Onoda – 10, Dick “Dickie” Jones – 20, Elaine Stritch – 20)

Team Sushi: – 50 (Bob Hoskins – 30, Maya Angelou – 20)

The Girl on Fire: 50 (Eleanor Parker – 10, Dave Madden – 20, Ralph Waite – 20)

Occupy the Casket: 40 (Ronnie Biggs – 20, Harold Camping – 10, Dick Ayers – 10)

Nora the Explorer: 30 (Jeremiah Denton – 20, Ruby Dee – 10)

Mostly Mike: 20 (Shirley Temple Black – 20)

Carol’s 1%: 20 (Harold Simmons – 20)

 

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