13th Aug2014

Lauren Bacall – screen legend – dies at 89

by timbaros

images-222Lauren Bacall, screen legend, dies in her New York City home on Tuesday. She was 89.

Bacall’s career—anchored in part by her beauty, that husky voice and her signature “look” but given longevity by her sharp wit and charisma—flourished for several decades.

In addition to being a smart, sassy and always sexy film noir heroine, she was known for comedic (yet still whip-smart) roles in How to Marry a Millionaire, opposite Gregory Peck in Designing Women, and with Tony Curtis and Henry Fonda in Sex and the Single Girl.

The list of iconic actors she worked with was long (Bogart, PeckCharles BoyerRock Hudson and John Wayne, to name a few) and Bacall worked with an estimable list of directors, too: Hawks (To Have and Have NotThe Big Sleep), John Huston (Key Largo),Douglas Sirk (Written on the Wind), William Wellman (Blood Alley), Vincente Minnelli(Designing Woman), Sidney Lumet (Murder on the Orient Express) and Rob Reiner(Misery).

She took her talents to Broadway, winning Tony Awards for Applause (based on the Bette Davis classic All About Eve) in 1970; and Woman of the Year (based on the Tracy-and-Hepburn film of the same name) in 1981.

It’s hard to believe she never won an Oscar in competition, or wasn’t even nominated (for Best Supporting Actress) until she played Barbra Streisand’s still-gorgeous and gloriously vain mother in The Mirror Had Two Faces, for which she did win the Screen Actors Guild Award and the Golden Globe—four years after she got the Globes’ Cecil B. DeMille Award for lifetime achievement.


The above courtesy of Eonline.com

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