Alec Baldwin, Harold Prince, Tina Fey, Patti LuPone and More Offer Elaine Stritch a Quotable Sendoff

By Adam Hetrick
20 Apr 2013

Elaine Paige

Elaine Paige:
"I remember my opening night of Sunset Boulevard on Broadway. A woman I didn't recognize was standing in the doorway of my dressing room. Her hair was in rollers, no scarf covering them. I thought a bag lady had got in and was lost! I went to see if I could help, the woman said to me, 'Can you tell me where I can find Elaine Paige?' I replied, 'I'm Elaine Paige.' She looked me straight in the eye and said, 'You can't be Elaine Paige, you're too short to be a star!' We became, and have remained, good pals ever since. I shall so miss her and our chats over tea at the Carlyle every time I visit New York... It just won't be the same."