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 Posted:   Aug 12, 2014 - 5:00 PM   
 By:   Bob DiMucci   (Member)

Lauren Bacall's death has just been reported by TMZ.

http://www.tmz.com/2014/08/12/lauren-bacall-dead-dies/

Bacall was rarely better than in her first film, 1944's TO HAVE AND HAVE NOT, in which she gave a smoldering performance as a free spirit in Martinique. I was amazed when I found out that she was only 19 years old when it was shot.

 
 Posted:   Aug 12, 2014 - 9:29 PM   
 By:   Amer Zahid   (Member)

What a Dame..! RIP Legend of the Silver Screen.

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 13, 2014 - 12:55 AM   
 By:   CinemaScope   (Member)

Another movie legend goes. Stars of the golden years of cinema are getting few & far between these days. She had an amazing life, she was engaged to Frank Sinatra after Bogart died, but when the news of it got out, he broke it off & never spoke to her again (strange man). And she absolutely hated the name Lauren (given to her by Howard Hawks) & never used it in private life, everyone called her Betty.

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 13, 2014 - 5:51 AM   
 By:   eriknelson   (Member)

Just the other night I watched YOUNG MAN WITH A HORN. It was notable as being the oldest film (1950) in which all of the major stars (Kirk Douglas, Doris Day, Lauren Bacall) were still alive. Well that's gone. Now I wonder which film it would be.

I hate to see her go. She was pure class.

 
 Posted:   Aug 13, 2014 - 7:53 AM   
 By:   Ron Pulliam   (Member)

Although inactive for a number of years, Lauren Bacall is an iconic actress of the 1940s and 50s, a Broadway musical star of the 60s and 70s and one of the all-time great female entertainers.

Bacall seldom, if ever, struck a false note on-screen.

I hope Bogie was there to help her through the light...

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 13, 2014 - 11:06 AM   
 By:   BillCarson   (Member)

Another movie legend goes. Stars of the golden years of cinema are getting few & far between these days. She had an amazing life, she was engaged to Frank Sinatra after Bogart died, but when the news of it got out, he broke it off & never spoke to her again (strange man). And she absolutely hated the name Lauren (given to her by Howard Hawks) & never used it in private life, everyone called her Betty.

yes, quite unsettling the way the loss of people we have watched all our lives and who have been in movies seems like forever, when they go its yet one more link to another time gone. Felt this when eli wallach passed. Such feelings must have happened to my parents generation. People cant be around forever, of course, but it just seems incredibly sad and disturbing to find time slipping through your fingers and people passing who seemed immortal.

Bacall was a real senior stateswoman and a class act. i was reminded of her cameo in the Sopranos where she stole the episode. She was as cinemascope says, an undisputed legend of cinema.

 
 Posted:   Aug 15, 2014 - 5:39 AM   
 By:   WILLIAMDMCCRUM   (Member)

The Shah of Iran: 'You dance divinely, Miss Bacall'.

LB: 'You bet your ass, Shah!'



....according to David Niven.

 
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