Old 08-12-2014, 08:37 PM
Lauren Bacall RIP

Lauren Bacall, the sultry blonde siren who became an overnight star via a memorable film debut at age 19 opposite Humphrey Bogart in Howard Hawks’ “To Have and Have Not,” died Tuesday of a suspected stroke at her home in the Dakota in Manhattan. She was 89.

The Bogart estate confirmed the news on Twitter.

Variety’s review of the 1944 film described her as “a young lady of presence,” and audiences immediately embraced her gravel-voiced and sultry persona. The voice was said to have come from a year shouting into a canyon. Regardless, “the Look,” her slinky, pouty-lipped head-lowered stare, influenced a generation of actresses.

After a 50-year career, she received her first Oscar nomination for supporting actress for her role as Barbra Streisand’s mother in 1997’s “The Mirror Has Two Faces.” Though considered a shoo-in, she didn’t win. However, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences gave her a 2009 Governors Award for life achievement. »
Brace for number three, folks....

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Old 08-12-2014, 09:06 PM
god damnit who's next
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Old 08-12-2014, 09:37 PM
Originally Posted by Briare Rabbit View Post
Brace for number three, folks....

exactly what I was thinking... jesus christ man... this summer is turning into the summer of '08 when in the span of a few months there were like 7 or 8 big name deaths (the summer Michael Jackson died)

within a few weeks we have lost: Elaine Stritch, James Garner, Robin Williams and Lauren Bacall
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Old 08-12-2014, 09:42 PM
It's sad that we have so few legends left from the golden age still living.

Bacall lived a long life though and managed to work till the end.

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Old 08-13-2014, 02:18 AM
I haven't seen too many of her movies, but, even though 89 is a nice long life, it's still sad to lose another legend. Especially so soon after the last one.

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Old 08-13-2014, 03:35 AM
R.I.P Lauren
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Old 08-13-2014, 05:02 AM
Lauren Bacall what a talented and strikingly beautiful woman she was.
The chemistry she had with Humphrey Bogart in To Have and Have Not,no wonder
it turned into a relationship off screen.RIP lovely lady
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