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  1. Standard member ChessPraxis
    Cowboy From Hell
    13 Aug '14 00:44
    http://www.usatoday.com/story/life/people/2014/08/12/reports-legendary-actress-lauren-bacall-has-died-at-89/13974973/
  2. Standard member Grampy Bobby
    Boston Lad
    13 Aug '14 01:30
    Originally posted by ChessPraxis
    http://www.usatoday.com/story/life/people/2014/08/12/reports-legendary-actress-lauren-bacall-has-died-at-89/13974973/
    Legendary actress Lauren Bacall has died at 89 Cindy Clark, USA TODAY 9:01 p.m. EDT August 12, 2014

    "Legendary film star Lauren Bacall has died, the Humphrey Bogart Estate has confirmed . She was 89.

    "With deep sorrow for the magnitude of our loss, yet with great gratitude for her amazing life, we confirm the passing of Lauren Bacall," the Estate posted on Facebook.

    The Hollywood Reporter and Variety reported she died of a suspected stroke Tuesday morning at her New York home.

    ENTERTAIN THIS!

    Remembering Lauren Bacall's unforgettable 'whistle' from 'To Have and To Have Not'

    Known for her husky voice and sizzling looks, Bacall started out as a model and then broke out as a leading lady opposite Humphrey Bogart in her first film, 1944's To Have and To Have Not. The two had a whirlwind romance and wed the following year, but it wasn't without scandal. When they met, she was 19 and he was 44 -- and an unhappily married man.

    The couple went on to star together in more films: The Big Sleep (1946), Dark Passage (1947), and Key Largo (1948). They had a son and daughter together and remained married until Bogart's death from throat cancer in 1957.

    Bacall's other notable films include 1950's Young Man With a Horn and 1953's How To Marry A Millionaire, in which she starred alongside Betty Grable and Marilyn Monroe.

    She also experienced success on stage, starring on Broadway in Goodbye, Charlie (1959) and Cactus Flower (1965), and won Tony Awards for her performances in Applause (1970) and Woman of the Year (1981).

    In 1997, the same year she received the Kennedy Center Honors, Bacall was nominated for a best supporting actress Academy Award for her role in The Mirror Has Two Faces opposite Barbra Streisand. She did not win, but was awarded an Honorary Academy Award in 2010."

    http://www.usatoday.com/story/life/people/2014/08/12/reports-legendary-actress-lauren-bacall-has-died-at-89/13974973/

    Thanks, CP.
  3. Standard member hakima
    Illumination
    13 Aug '14 02:37
    After yesterday, the world needed the passing grace of a woman whose great exit line was, "put your lips together and blow..."

    Wherever you are, Ms. Bacall, that just became a better place.
  4. Standard member sonhouse
    Fast and Curious
    14 Aug '14 15:10
    Originally posted by hakima
    After yesterday, the world needed the passing grace of a woman whose great exit line was, "put your lips together and blow..."

    Wherever you are, Ms. Bacall, that just became a better place.
    Is there anyone today her equal?
  5. Standard member Grampy Bobby
    Boston Lad
    14 Aug '14 17:59
    Originally posted by sonhouse
    Is there anyone today her equal?
    Lauren Bacall was a classy lady who will remain in our fragrance of memory. Today: Sophia Lauren? Sandra Bullock?
  6. Standard member ChessPraxis
    Cowboy From Hell
    15 Aug '14 00:33
    Originally posted by sonhouse
    Is there anyone today her equal?
    When they made Lauren, they broke the mold.
  7. Standard member hakima
    Illumination
    15 Aug '14 14:41
    Originally posted by ChessPraxis
    When they made Lauren, they broke the mold.
    I agree with the intent of that statement, but I would argue that Lauren Bacall...that amazingly powerful goddess..made herself...and took herself away from this world with that same great power.

    I would say, if there is a life after this one, she's not resting, but rather exerting her great power in creative ways elsewhere in the Universe.
  8. 24 Aug '14 08:58
    Key Largo!