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AUDIO: Alec Baldwin Remembers the Great Elaine Stritch on WNYC's THE BRIAN LEHRER SHOW

AUDIO: Alec Baldwin Remembers the Great Elaine Stritch on WNYC's THE BRIAN LEHRER SHOW

This morning Alec Baldwin spoke with host Brian Lehrer on WNYC's The Brian Lehrer Show about the late Elaine Stritch, who passed away yesterday morning at the age of 89. He spoke fondly of working with Stritch on 30 Rock, her career and her dynamic personality. You can listen to the full interview below.

On working with Stritch on NBC's 30 ROCK, Baldwin said:

"I mean this in every positive way: a day of shooting with Elaine was a very full day! (laughter) It was a very full day and a very memorable day. And I will say, there is a magic to casting. You find someone, and everybody always says, oh there's never one actor to play a part and there's other people who would have done other things with it. But for the purposes of 30 Rock and I'll always tip my hat to Tina and to Robert Carlock and everyone who wrote the show, there really was no one else who could play this part but Elaine. She came to work, and no matter how slow the day went if Elaine maybe wasn't feeling well it always worth it in the end because it was just gold at the end. She was just the funniest damn woman you'd ever met in your lives. So, there you have it."

For Stritch's full obituary, click here.


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