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Lauren Bacall dead at 89
EW.com ^ | August 12, 2014 | EW staff

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 wouldn’t 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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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Front Page News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 1; bacall; bogart; hollywood; humphreybogart; laurenbacall; moviestar; obituary
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1 posted on 08/12/2014 5:02:16 PM PDT by SMGFan
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To: SMGFan

She’s #2. They always die in threes. But WHO will it be?


2 posted on 08/12/2014 5:03:27 PM PDT by PJ-Comix (Charlie Crist (D-Green Iguana))
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To: SMGFan

First time I saw Key Largo, I fell in love.


3 posted on 08/12/2014 5:04:01 PM PDT by microgood
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To: SMGFan

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.”[32]http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lauren_Bacall


4 posted on 08/12/2014 5:04:28 PM PDT by SMGFan (Sarah Michelle Gellar is now on twitter @RealSMG)
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To: SMGFan

Now this is a big deal.


5 posted on 08/12/2014 5:04:56 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: SMGFan; zot; NYer

JJ Murphy who played Ser Denys Mallister of “Game of Thrones” on Friday, Robin Williams yesterday, and Lauren Bacall today.


6 posted on 08/12/2014 5:05:00 PM PDT by GreyFriar (Spearhead - 3rd Armored Division 75-78 & 83-87)
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To: SMGFan

I guess that settles it, then. She was not a good actress, or attractive for that matter.


7 posted on 08/12/2014 5:05:41 PM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: PJ-Comix

That’s what I just said to Mr. GG2. I wonder who Number 3 will be.


8 posted on 08/12/2014 5:06:12 PM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose o f a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: PJ-Comix

She is # 3, the first was: JJ Murphy who played Ser Denys Mallister of “Game of Thrones” on Friday


9 posted on 08/12/2014 5:06:43 PM PDT by GreyFriar (Spearhead - 3rd Armored Division 75-78 & 83-87)
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To: SMGFan

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.


10 posted on 08/12/2014 5:07:24 PM PDT by yarddog (Romans 8: verses 38 and 39. "For I am persuaded".)
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To: GreyFriar
That doesn't count, it has to be a big-time movie or TV legend.

My guess is Carol Burnett or Mary Tyler Moore.

11 posted on 08/12/2014 5:07:26 PM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist
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To: SMGFan

One of the great classic actors.


12 posted on 08/12/2014 5:07:39 PM PDT by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: SMGFan

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.


13 posted on 08/12/2014 5:07:57 PM PDT by ClearCase_guy ("Harvey Dent, can we trust him?" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HBsdV--kLoQ)
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To: SMGFan

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.
RIP.


14 posted on 08/12/2014 5:08:31 PM PDT by Gefn ("I am waiting for a rebirth of wonder ")
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To: 1rudeboy

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’


15 posted on 08/12/2014 5:09:59 PM PDT by prisoner6 (Stop the Stupid)
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To: GreyFriar; PJ-Comix

Well, sure, if you keep re-starting the count after every third one, then folks always die in threes.


16 posted on 08/12/2014 5:10:54 PM PDT by Larry Lucido
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To: SMGFan

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.


17 posted on 08/12/2014 5:11:24 PM PDT by VanDeKoik
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To: GreyFriar
JJ Murphy who played Ser Denys Mallister of “Game of Thrones” on Friday

Never heard of him. It has to be a BIGGER name.

18 posted on 08/12/2014 5:12:17 PM PDT by PJ-Comix (Charlie Crist (D-Green Iguana))
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To: Gefn

Maureen O’Hara is still with us, God bless her!


19 posted on 08/12/2014 5:12:20 PM PDT by DJ MacWoW (The Fed Gov is not one ring to rule them all)
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To: prisoner6
Didn’t Bogey say she was the sexiest broad in Hollywood?

Please. She'd have to bring a six-pack if she came over. Oh, never mind . . . I was thinking of someone else.

20 posted on 08/12/2014 5:13:13 PM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: SMGFan

I didn’t know she was alive.


21 posted on 08/12/2014 5:13:57 PM PDT by ansel12 (LEGAL immigrants, 30 million 1980-2012, continues to remake the nation's electorate for democrats)
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To: SMGFan

“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.


22 posted on 08/12/2014 5:14:45 PM PDT by july4thfreedomfoundation (Politicians and diapers must be changed often for the same reason)
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To: yarddog
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.

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.

23 posted on 08/12/2014 5:14:47 PM PDT by Yossarian
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To: VanDeKoik

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.


24 posted on 08/12/2014 5:15:18 PM PDT by CatherineofAragon ((Support Christian white males---the architects of the jewel known as Western Civilization).)
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To: SMGFan

25 posted on 08/12/2014 5:15:44 PM PDT by Brother Cracker ( Mossberg 500 helps me deal with being old and cranky)
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To: GreyFriar

James Garner passed away 7/19/14.
Was there a 3 pattern?
I honestly can’t recall.


26 posted on 08/12/2014 5:17:07 PM PDT by peteyd (A dog may bite you in the ass,but it will never stab you in the back.)
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To: ClearCase_guy
>> 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 significant <<

I disagree.

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.

27 posted on 08/12/2014 5:17:56 PM PDT by BillyBoy (Looking at the weather lately, I could really use some 'global warming' right now!)
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To: Yossarian

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.


28 posted on 08/12/2014 5:18:09 PM PDT by yarddog (Romans 8: verses 38 and 39. "For I am persuaded".)
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To: yarddog
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.

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.

29 posted on 08/12/2014 5:19:06 PM PDT by Lizavetta
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To: DJ MacWoW

My mom reminded me so is Doris Day. Though she has to be about 90 I think.


30 posted on 08/12/2014 5:19:50 PM PDT by Gefn ("I am waiting for a rebirth of wonder ")
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To: microgood

Lots of guys left the theatre whistling.


31 posted on 08/12/2014 5:20:33 PM PDT by ArmstedFragg (Hoaxey Dopey Changey)
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To: Lauren BaRecall

Ping


32 posted on 08/12/2014 5:21:08 PM PDT by To Hell With Poverty (Epesians 6:12 becomes more real to me with each news cycle.)
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To: SMGFan

When I was 12 I had strep an could do a pretty good impression of her.


33 posted on 08/12/2014 5:21:13 PM PDT by edpc (Wilby 2016)
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To: SMGFan

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.


34 posted on 08/12/2014 5:21:57 PM PDT by M1911A1
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To: VanDeKoik

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.


35 posted on 08/12/2014 5:22:38 PM PDT by SMGFan (Sarah Michelle Gellar is now on twitter @RealSMG)
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To: SMGFan

I just made my girlfriend watch “To Have and Have Not” last night! She was gorgeous but so was Dolores Moran. RIP!


36 posted on 08/12/2014 5:23:18 PM PDT by Cyman (We have to pass it to see what's in it= definition of stool sample)
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To: DJ MacWoW

Olivia DeHavalland recently celebrated her 98th birthday.


37 posted on 08/12/2014 5:23:20 PM PDT by GreenHornet
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To: Gefn

Yup. Doris is 90. Maureen O’Hara is 94. Ladies, both of them.


38 posted on 08/12/2014 5:23:30 PM PDT by DJ MacWoW (The Fed Gov is not one ring to rule them all)
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To: SMGFan
lauren bacall photo:  2008_06_13_19_01_32.jpg

Got her start as a New York fashion model way back when.

39 posted on 08/12/2014 5:24:03 PM PDT by Snickering Hound
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To: GreenHornet

Another great! There’s no one today that compares with some of these ladies.


40 posted on 08/12/2014 5:24:45 PM PDT by DJ MacWoW (The Fed Gov is not one ring to rule them all)
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To: Brother Cracker

It’s the smoking that killed her! It’s so obvious!
/sarc>

CC


41 posted on 08/12/2014 5:26:19 PM PDT by Celtic Conservative (tease not the dragon for thou art crunchy when roasted and taste good with ketchup)
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To: microgood
First time I saw Key Largo, I fell in love.

I loved Humphrey Bogart in that movie too.

42 posted on 08/12/2014 5:29:21 PM PDT by Cry if I Wanna
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To: Brother Cracker

Geez, the way she is sucking on that cigarette, I’ll bet she could suck the chrome off of Bogey’s trailer hitch.


43 posted on 08/12/2014 5:34:07 PM PDT by batterycommander (We will likely still be Majors, passed over twice, sitting in dimly-lit offices in the Pentagon.)
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To: peteyd

I’m just looking a close grouping of deaths. Thus we have August 8, 11, & 12. For Murphy, Williams & Bacall.


44 posted on 08/12/2014 5:34:41 PM PDT by GreyFriar (Spearhead - 3rd Armored Division 75-78 & 83-87)
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To: PJ-Comix
"They always die in threes"

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.

45 posted on 08/12/2014 5:35:35 PM PDT by The KG9 Kid
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To: SMGFan

Good. One less gun-grabbing commie.


46 posted on 08/12/2014 5:42:16 PM PDT by DCBryan1 (No realli, moose bytes can be quite nasti!!)
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To: GreenHornet

Wow! She must be the last surviving actor from Gone with the Wind?


47 posted on 08/12/2014 5:43:11 PM PDT by Gefn ("I am waiting for a rebirth of wonder ")
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To: microgood

Great performance in a great movie.


48 posted on 08/12/2014 5:47:19 PM PDT by Tau Food (Never give a sword to a man who can't dance.)
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To: DJ MacWoW
Maureen O'Hara is still alive??

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!

49 posted on 08/12/2014 5:48:38 PM PDT by workerbee (The President of the United States is PUBLIC ENEMY #1)
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To: workerbee
Yup. She's still here. :-)

Maureen O’Hara’s "greatest fear" is not getting into heaven - August 11,2014

50 posted on 08/12/2014 5:51:36 PM PDT by DJ MacWoW (The Fed Gov is not one ring to rule them all)
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