Skip to comments.Lauren Bacall dead at 89
Posted on 08/12/2014 5:02:16 PM PDT by SMGFan
She looked so terrific and strong for such a long time that it was easy to imagine Lauren Bacall might just hang around forever. And who wouldnt want her to, for the pleasure of hearing her firing off smart, unvarnished remarks about old Hollywood in that husky voice? But the end came at last on Tuesday, when the 89-year-old actress died from a stroke at her home, according to a report on TMZ.
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She’s #2. They always die in threes. But WHO will it be?
First time I saw Key Largo, I fell in love.
She campaigned for Democratic candidate Adlai Stevenson in the 1952 Presidential election and for Robert Kennedy in his 1964 run for Senate. In a 2005 interview with Larry King, Bacall described herself as “anti-Republican... A liberal. The L-word.” She went on to say that “being a liberal is the best thing on earth you can be. You are welcoming to everyone when you’re a liberal. You do not have a small mind.”http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lauren_Bacall
Now this is a big deal.
JJ Murphy who played Ser Denys Mallister of “Game of Thrones” on Friday, Robin Williams yesterday, and Lauren Bacall today.
I guess that settles it, then. She was not a good actress, or attractive for that matter.
That’s what I just said to Mr. GG2. I wonder who Number 3 will be.
She is # 3, the first was: JJ Murphy who played Ser Denys Mallister of Game of Thrones on Friday
I could not stand her. Just something about her that irritated me. Maybe it was her liberal politics but I think it was something else.
My guess is Carol Burnett or Mary Tyler Moore.
One of the great classic actors.
A much bigger star than Robin Williams. I say that, and I was born in 1960, so in many ways she’s “before my time” while Mork & Mindy hit when I was a teenager. Still, I think she was more signifiant.
From the golden age of Hollywood. Bogart and Bacall
I saw her in a cameo in the Sopranos a few years back, she was still good.
They are almost all gone now.
Didn’t Bogey say she was the sexiest broad in Hollywood?
Mrs p6 is saying some reports claim it’s a hoax. Most say it’s real. Bogey died in ‘57....just sayin’
Well, sure, if you keep re-starting the count after every third one, then folks always die in threes.
Uh, I thought this person died in the 60s or something.
I only knew her from references made in Bugs Bunny cartoons, so I assumed she was a star in the 40s.
Never heard of him. It has to be a BIGGER name.
Maureen O’Hara is still with us, God bless her!
Please. She'd have to bring a six-pack if she came over. Oh, never mind . . . I was thinking of someone else.
I didn’t know she was alive.
“You are welcoming to everyone when you’re a liberal.”
Except conservatives, Christians, the military, the unborn, people who revere the Constitution, private property, business owners, etc.
If you look at the pictures for her when you do a DuckDuckGo search (dump Google!), the facial expressions in each and every one is that of a b!tch who's ready and eager to stab you in the back at the first possible opportunity.
She may have had good facial structure, smooth skin, good long hair - but that look, that evil, evil look - once seen, one just can't clear it out of one's mind.
No, I just checked....Variety, TMZ, etc, are reporting it.
Yes, the ‘40s were her heyday. I was born in ‘63, so she was before my time, but I do have a certain liking for some old movies. She had a presence, that’s certain.
James Garner passed away 7/19/14.
Was there a 3 pattern?
I honestly can’t recall.
Williams was a star because he appeared in at least a dozen iconic movies spanning 30 years (although I would say his last "great" movie was One Hour Photo in 2002), and although he rose to fame because of his madcap comedic performances, he had an equally impressive number of dramatic hits (Awakenings, Dead Poets Soeciety, Good Will Hunting, etc.) that were nominated for Oscars.
Bacall was a star because she appeared opposite Humphrey Bogart in several of his classic films, and went on to marry him. She was very young at the time and he was twice her age. After Bogart died, her career waned in the 60s and she continued to appear in bit parts for the next 40 years, but was never a leading actress again.
I took a dislike to her many years ago and I think it was before I learned how liberal she was. I think the fact that the media always swooned over her was part of it.
And she was not just a liberal, she was a Barack Obama, Morris Dees, type liberal.
Maybe it's because she was doing Sinatra while her husband was dying of cancer. Then again, he had affairs on her while they were married so what the hell.
My mom reminded me so is Doris Day. Though she has to be about 90 I think.
Lots of guys left the theatre whistling.
When I was 12 I had strep an could do a pretty good impression of her.
Yep, hate her politics, loved her in the movies she did.
If you avoided all the flaming libtards in Hollywood, you’d never be able to see a movie.
Maybe that wouldn’t be a bad thing, but missing “The Big Sleep” would be a shame.
I know her from line in song “Key Largo” only saw her act in Murder on the Orient Express pictured as a cartoon in a Bugs Bunny toon.
I just made my girlfriend watch “To Have and Have Not” last night! She was gorgeous but so was Dolores Moran. RIP!
Olivia DeHavalland recently celebrated her 98th birthday.
Yup. Doris is 90. Maureen O’Hara is 94. Ladies, both of them.
Another great! There’s no one today that compares with some of these ladies.
It’s the smoking that killed her! It’s so obvious!
I loved Humphrey Bogart in that movie too.
Geez, the way she is sucking on that cigarette, I’ll bet she could suck the chrome off of Bogey’s trailer hitch.
I’m just looking a close grouping of deaths. Thus we have August 8, 11, & 12. For Murphy, Williams & Bacall.
Please slap yourself for me. I'd do it myself if it weren't for the fact that I only know you from the Internet.
Good. One less gun-grabbing commie.
Wow! She must be the last surviving actor from Gone with the Wind?
Great performance in a great movie.
Ok, I could SWEAR I read of her dying a year or two ago. And I even recall it was here on FR that I heard she'd passed! Maybe it was a hoax... or all a crazy dream on my part?
Regardless, I'm sorry for Bacall's passing and also glad to know O'Hara is still among us!