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Woody Allen Comments On Elaine Stritch's Death & Shares Stories

Woody Allen Comments On Elaine Stritch's Death & Shares StoriesMulti-award-winning actor, writer and director Woody Allen discusses his multiple collaborations with recently deceased stage and screen icon Elaine Stritch as part of a new interview.

Allen worked with Stritch on both the drama SEPTEMBER and the comedy SMALL TIME CROOKS and reflects on their time together.

"I loved her. I thought she was funny when I saw her years ago, and when I worked with her, I really fell in love with her. She was one of those people like Maureen Stapleton that I could insult and make the most sarcastic remarks to and she would always top me; she would always shoot back a line that was better than mine and nail me. I never tired of it, if I would meet her on the street, work with her in movies, or go to dinner with her, forever teasing her and forever being sarcastic with her - just merciless to her - and she would always laugh hysterically at what I was saying, and then instantly come back with a line better than mine. She was so great. I was crazy about her," Allen says.

Additionally, Allen relates, "I don't remember the specific lines, because they were hot and heavy all the time, but she was just great; a wonderful, eccentric lady. She was a lady you'd go to dinner with, be eating at an elegant restaurant with her, and you'd be leaving and she'd be stealing the rolls from the roll basket and putting them in her pocketbook so she could have them later in her hotel room."

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