From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Elaine Bawson Stritch (born February 2, 1925) is an American actress and vocalist. She has appeared in numerous stage plays and musicals, feature films, and many television programs. She is known for her performance of The Ladies Who Lunch in Stephen Sondheims 1970 musical Company, her 2001 one-woman show Elaine Stritch at Liberty, and recently for her role as Jack Donaghys mother Colleen on NBCs 30 Rock. She has been nominated for the Tony Award four times in various categories, and won for Elaine Stritch at Liberty.