The New School Remembers Elaine stritch


Elaine Stritch, 1973

NEW YORK, July 17, 2014-- The New School mourns the death of the phenomenal Broadway actress and singer Elaine Stritch, who attended The New School's Erwin Piscator's Dramatic Workshop in 1944.

"We honor the passing of legendary theater, film, and television actress Elaine Stritch, alumna of The New School. Her irrepressible talent, determination, and artistic standards serve as a brilliant inspiration for our students and faculty and she will be greatly missed by the entire arts community," said Pippin Parker, Director of The New School for Drama.

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