Elaine Stritch died at age 89 on July 17th. In 2013, Alec sat down with the stage and screen veteran who, among many famous roles, played his mother Colleen Donaghy on 30 Rock.
Stritch tells Alec about her transition from the Sacret Heart Convent and finishing school to finding herself in the New York theater classes sitting between Walter Matthau and Marlon Brando. Stritch has been performing for nearly 70 years, but just a couple weeks ago, she moved home to Birmingham, Michigan. As Elaine tells Alec, she doesn’t “want to pretend anymore.”