RIP Elaine Stritch
The brilliant American actor, comedian and singer, and JAM guest, Elaine Stritch has died at the age of 89.
Her one JAM appearance in 1982 is widely regarded as one of the best JAM shows ever done – Nicholas once declared it his favourite single show. We are spoilt for choice on that accolade, but Elaine’s brassy approach, humour and disregard for the rules certainly made this one of the most memorable shows ever. It also brought out the best in both Kenneth Williams and Sir Clement Freud.
Some of the obituaries which look back over her long and memorable career...
And if you haven’t yet heard Elaine’s JAM sit back for half an hour for a listen. You won’t regret it. In fact, do that even if you have heard it and have a thought for her many friends who will miss this unique character.