Once nearly married late actor Gig Young. After their broken engagement he married pre-"Bewitched" (1964) star Elizabeth Montgomery.
Won Broadway's 2002 Special Theatrical Event Tony Award for her one-woman show, "Elaine Stritch at Liberty," recreated for television and on video as Elaine Stritch: At Liberty (2002) (TV). She had four previous Tony nominations: as Best Supporting or Featured Actress (Dramatic) in 1956, for William Inge's "Bus Stop;" as Best Actress (Musical) in 1962, for "Sail Away," and in 1971, for "Company;" and as Best Actress (Play), in 1996 for a revival of Edward Albee's "A Delicate Balance."
Won a Drama Desk award for best solo performance for her one-woman memoir Broadway show "Elaine Stritch At Liberty." Show also won Drama Desk award for best book of a musical (May/June 2002).
Wins Tony award for Best Special Theatrical Event and Drama Desk award for best solo performance for her one-woman memoir of a Broadway show "Elaine Stritch At Liberty." Show also won Drama Desk award for best book of a musical (May/June 2002).
Made a "Living Landmark" of New York City in 2003 for her contributions to Broadway.
She was nominated for a 2003 Laurence Olivier Theatre Award for her performance as Best Actress in a Musical or Entertainment in "Elaine Stritch at Liberty" at The Old Vic Theatre of 2002.