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Lauren Bacall Dies at 89
« on: August 12, 2014, 08:53:38 PM »
By Mike Barnes and Duane Byrge

Lauren Bacall, the willowy actress whose husky voice, sultry beauty and all-too-short May-December romance with Humphrey Bogart made her an everlasting icon of Hollywood, has died, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed. She was 89.

Bacall died Tuesday morning of a stroke in her longtime home in the Dakota, the famous Upper West Side building that overlooks Central Park in Manhattan, a family member told TMZ, which first reported the news.

Bogart and Bacall were one of the most popular Hollywood couples, onscreen and off, and their 11-year marriage was the stuff of romantic lore. In 1981, their love provided the lyrics for Bertie Higgins’ 1981 pop hit “Key Largo” — “We had it all, just like Bogie and Bacall.”

They met just before they filmed her first movie, To Have and Have Not (1944), directed by Howard Hawks, her mentor. Although only 19, Bacall and her smoldering cool was the perfect match for the 44-year-old Bogart and his tough guy-persona.

Her best-remembered films, many of them considered classics, were with Bogart: To Have and Have Not, The Big Sleep (1946), Dark Passage (1947) and Key Largo (1948).

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Re: Lauren Bacall Dies at 89
« Reply #1 on: August 12, 2014, 09:05:19 PM »
I didn't know Bacall was still alive.  She was one classy lady, from an era full of some of the classiest.  Katherine Hepburn, Bette Davis, Irene Dunne, Carole Lombard, Ingrid Bergman, Rita Hayworth, Judy Garland.  Very few of today's actresses could hold a candle to them.  Maybe Cate Blanchette and Meryll Streep, but that's about it.
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Re: Lauren Bacall Dies at 89
« Reply #2 on: August 12, 2014, 09:29:47 PM »
It was on one of Paul Harvey's the Rest of the Story broadcast where I heard  that when Humphrey Bogart passed away she place with him in his coffin a gold whistle. A touching tribute to him from the famous movie line  “If you need me, just whistle. You know how to whistle, don't you Steve Just put your lips together and blow.”

Humphrey finally blew the whistle.

RIP Lauren.
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Re: Lauren Bacall Dies at 89
« Reply #3 on: August 12, 2014, 09:52:55 PM »
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Re: Lauren Bacall Dies at 89
« Reply #4 on: August 12, 2014, 09:53:40 PM »
I didn't know Bacall was still alive.  She was one classy lady, from an era full of some of the classiest.  Katherine Hepburn, Bette Davis, Irene Dunne, Carole Lombard, Ingrid Bergman, Rita Hayworth, Judy Garland.  Very few of today's actresses could hold a candle to them.  Maybe Cate Blanchette and Meryll Streep, but that's about it.

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For the progressive, there is very little to love about the United States. Washington, Jefferson, Madison? A bunch of rotten slaveholders, hypocrites, and cowards even when their hearts were in the right places. The Declaration of Independence? A manifesto for the propertied classes. The Constitution? An artifact of sexism and white supremacy. The sacrifices in the great wars of the 20th century? Feeding the poor and the disenfranchised into the meat-grinder of imperialism. The gifts of Carnegie, Rockefeller, Vanderbilt, Morgan, Astor? Blood money from self-aggrandizing robber barons. Nat Rev

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Re: Lauren Bacall Dies at 89
« Reply #5 on: August 12, 2014, 11:40:46 PM »
She played a memorable woman in the Duke's last movie, "The Shootist".
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