Elaine Stritch was an American actress and singer born in 1925 in Detroit, Michigan. She originally gained fame for roles on Broadway. Stritch starred in plays such as Bus Stop, Sail Away, Elaine Stritch and A Delicate Balance. She also appeared in films such as Cocoon, Too Many Thieves, Cadillac Man, Monster-in-Law and Autumn in New York. In 1995, she was inducted into the American Theatre Hall of Fame. Other accolades she earned include three Emmy Awards and a Tony Award. Stritch was married to actor-playwright John M. Bay until his death in 1982. In 2014, Stritch died at the age of 89 in Birmingham, Michigan.