Lauren-Bacall-Obituary

Lauren Bacall

Aug 20, 1924 – Aug 12, 2014 (Age 89)

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Lauren Bacall, the slinky, sultry-voiced actress who created on-screen magic with Humphrey Bogart in "To Have and Have Not" and "The Big Sleep" and off-screen magic in one of Hollywood's most storied marriages, died Tuesday at age 89.

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Ms. Baall DID PREVAIL, with the most
wicked, intelligent sense of humor!

One's beauty made her the TOTAL PACKAGE for an film ICON, but her skills as an actress were exceptional.....THANKS FOR THE MEMORIES

Never forgotten, Rest in Peace.

I loved and greatly admired Ms. Bacall. I loved her films and stage performances and her autobiography. I had the great privilege of having seen her in person many times in New York City. I wish to express my deepest sympathy to Stephen Leslie and Sam as well as to her grandchildren. I know how sad it is to lose your beloved mom. Pstricis Giannascoli

I am so sorry for your loss. May the God of tender mercies comfort you. 2 Cor. 1:3.

Thank you for sharing your wonderful talent with us. You will be missed by so many. May your journey into eternity be a peaceful one.

Goodbye for now Ms. Bacall.

Laura S. from California

Rest in peace.

What a touching legacy for Lauren Bacall one of this country's and perhaps the world's most recognizable screen actress in this unique chaotic environment for which she has brought some semblance of joy, hope and peace. She has been one personality that we will probably never experience again (Dan2:42-44). A great talent who has done so much and cared so deeply for others through fine works. Lauren Bacall was a gifted person who is surely a loss to us all but we are inspired by the many...

What a fascinating lady. I hope that she has peace, love, and laughter in Heaven.

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\r\n\r\n\r\nLeaving Bogart's hotel room, she murmured:

\r\n\r\n\"You don't have to say anything, and you don't have to do anything. Not a thing. Oh, maybe just whistle. You know how to whistle, don't you, Steve? You just put your lips together and blow.\"

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\r\n\r\nShe was less than half Bogart's age, yet as wise and as jaded as him. Her sly glance, with chin down and eyes raised, added to her fame; she was nicknamed \"The Look.\" Bogart and Bacall married amid headlines in 1945, and they co-starred in three more films, \"The Big Sleep\" (1946), \"Dark Passage\" (1947) and \"Key Largo\" (1948). Their marriage lasted until his death from cancer in 1957.

\r\n\r\nPhotos of Bogie and Bacall, and other celebrity sweethearts

\r\n\r\nShe appeared in movies for more than a half-century, but not until 1996 did she receive an Academy Award nomination — as supporting actress for her role as Barbra Streisand's mother in \"The Mirror Has Two Faces.\" Although a sentimental favorite, she lost to Juliette Binoche for her performance in \"The English Patient.\"

\r\n\r\nShe finally got a statuette in November 2009 when she was presented with a special Oscar at the movie academy's new Governors Awards gala.

\r\n\r\n\"The thought when I get home that I'm going to have a two-legged man in my room is so exciting,\" she quipped.

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\r\n\r\nBacall was always a star. With her lanky figure and flowing blonde hair, she was seemingly born for checked suits and silk dresses. On television talk shows, she exhibited a persona that paralleled her screen appearances: She was frank, even blunt, with an undertone of sardonic humor, all of which she demonstrated in her best-selling 1979 autobiography, \"By Myself,\" which beat out works by William Saroyan among others for the National Book Award. (She published an updated version in 2005, \"By Myself and Then Some,\" noting that as she ages, \"I don't feel that different. But I sure as hell am.\")

\r\n\r\nWhen her movie career faded, she returned to the theater. She starred in the hit comedy \"Cactus Flower\" and stepped lively in \"Applause,\" a musical version of the classic movie \"All About Eve\" that brought her first Tony in 1970.

\r\n\r\nShe got the second Tony in 1981 for \"Woman of the Year,\" based on a film that starred her idol, Katharine Hepburn. She enjoyed another triumph in London with \"Sweet Bird of Youth\" in 1985.

\r\n\r\nShe was ever protective of the Bogart legacy, lashing out at those who tried to profit from his image. In 1997, she appeared at the Chinese Theater in Hollywood for ceremonies launching the U.S. Postal Service's Humphrey Bogart stamp.

\r\n\r\nWhen the American Film Institute compiled its list of screen legends in 1999, Bacall ranked No. 20 on the roster of 25 actresses. Bogart topped the list of actors.

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