Elaine Stritch Joins Twitter

The time that the Internet has been waiting for has finally arrived: Elaine Stritch now has a verified Twitter account. At 89, Stritch proves it's never too late to get on the social media train.

Follow Elaine at @ElaineStritch and visit her Twitter page at twitter.com/elainestritch. Her inaugural tweet reads: "Hello Twitter! Hold on to your hats. I'm ready to tweet everything from anywhere to anyone who gives a damn!"

About finally getting her own Twitter handle, Stritch says, "Once someone explained to me what Twitter is, I was happy to be a Twittee. How nice to be able to share my experiences."

Twitter's Lara Cohen is "thrilled to have her," and the entire Twitter team is eager to welcome her to the Twitterverse.

Stritch joining Twitter is happening in concert with Sundance Selects' February 21st release of Chiemi Karasawa's documentary ELAINE STRITCH: SHOOT ME. Stritch will be tweeting all throughout her NYC press tour for the film, as graces all with her irreverent wit and brassy candor. With her countless celebrity friends and wide breadth of press she'll be doing, the potential humor she is about to unleash on Twitter is seemingly limitless.

ELAINE STRITCH: SHOOT ME showcases the uncompromising Tony and Emmy Award-winner is showcased both on and off stage via rare archival footage and intimate cinema vérité. By turns bold, hilarious and moving, the film's journey connects Stritch's present to her past. The film also features appearances from Stritch's famous friends, including Hal Prince, George C. Wolfe, Nathan Lane, Cherry Jones, Tina Fey, James Gandolfini and John Turturro. The film is Executive Produced by Alec Baldwin and Cheryl Wiesenfeld and produced by Elizabeth Hemmerdinger and Chiemi Karasawa.

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