Well, today is another sad day. Hollywood star, Lauren Bacall, has died at the age of 89.
I loved her. Everything about her – her exquisite acting, her classy look, her professionalism, her voice and her name. Lauren. So beautiful.
However, her real name was Betty but she was convinced by her agent to change her name to Lauren. Smart. She looks more like a Lauren than a Betty to me, no?
And did you know that her sultry “LOOK” evolved because she was shy? And nervous? She had to lower her head to her chin and look up at Humphrey Bogart from that head position. Isn’t that a hoot?
Here is what CNN had to say about Ms. Bacall’s passing:
“(CNN) — Actress Lauren Bacall, known for her distinctive husky voice and sultry sensuality, died Tuesday, a spokesman for the family said. She was 89.
Robbert de Klerk, co-managing partner of the Humphrey Bogart Estate, said Bacall died in New York.
Bacall shot to international fame in 1944 with her first film, “To Have and Have Not,” which she made with future husband Humphrey Bogart.
They married in 1945, had two children and went on to make four more films together. Bogart died in 1957.”
She was an intelligent and classy lady to the very end. And the legacy of films she has left behind is the stuff of dreams. She was and will remain a very rare and special talent in the acting world.
Our condolences are extended to her family and friends. R.I.P. Lauren. Give Robin Williams a hug for us but make sure you get yours back as well.
Take solace, MCL community, in the video below. And check out “The Look”. Absolutely adorable. And she has a wicked voice. Very cabaret like.