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Lauren Bacall, who left us last week after an astonishing 70 years of making movies, was one of the most beautiful women ever to grace a movie screen and the first golden age Hollywood star I ever fell for. With her unmistakeable features—those eyebrows, those lips—she must have been one of the easiest stars to capture in an illustration and thus a gift to poster artists. For most of her career, however, while she was never less than a star, she was rarely a leading lady, playing co-star to her great love Humphrey Bogart in four of her first five movies, then to Charles Boyer, Marilyn Monroe and Betty Grable, Kirk Douglas, John Wayne, Rock Hudson, Gregory Peck and so on. As a result, she rarely appeared solo in posters and is often dwarfed by her male co-stars. »
- Adrian Curry
The release of Sin City: A Dame To Kill For inspires James to look back at its film noir roots, and some classic examples of the genre...
We're at the shadowy back-end of the summer blockbuster season and darkness is entering the frame. Here comes ultraviolence, sleaze, crime and death, all beautifully shot in macabre high-contrast monochrome. Just when you thought you'd got yourself clean and were all peppy after some upbeat family-friendly popcorn thrills, here's Sin City: A Dame To Kill For to darken up the doorways. (And it will light up a cigarette in those doorways and spit out some tough dialogue from between its bloodstained teeth while it's lingering there.)
We're back in the Basin City of Frank Miller's graphic novels again, once more brought to vivid screen life by the comics creator »
Lauren Bacall, one of the last links to Hollywood’s Golden Age, died August 12 at 89 in her Upper West Side apartment, 70 years after shooting to stardom in her first film, Howard Hawks’ To Have and Have Not, opposite her future husband Humphrey Bogart. Bacall is best remembered for that film (in which she famously provides instructions about how to whistle) and the three others she made with “Bogie”—The Big Sleep, Dark Passage and Key Largo—before his untimely death in 1957. But contemporaries also remember her political activism at a time before it was common for celebrities to involve
- Scott Feinberg
“Legends are all to do with the past and nothing to do with the present”
While the world was still reeling from the death of Robin Williams, we learned that Lauren Bacall, one of the finest actresses of her generation had died of a massive stroke at her home in New York on August 12th. She was 89. Yes, Bacall was stunningly beautiful perhaps the most beautiful of all the 1940s screen sirens. From the moment she sashayed onto the screen in Howard Hawk’s To Have and Have Not and asked Bogie if he knew how to whistle,you knew this was a woman beyond the classic pinups of her day. Bacall had a weight and a charisma about her that so few actors have, then or even now.
Born Betty Joan Perske in the Bronx, she would go on to become a willowy, cat-eyed teenage model who defined grace and sensuality. »
Turner Classic Movies is set to honor Lauren Bacall with a 24-hour marathon of her memorable performances, featuring 11 films (including all four she starred in with husband Humphrey Bogart) and two airings of its 2005 interview with the actress. Bacall died Tuesday at the age of 89. The tribute will run from 8 p.m. on Monday Sept. 15 through 8 p.m. on Tuesday Sept. 16, which would have been her 90th birthday. The 13 movies set to air include To Have and Have Not, her first film with Bogart; The Big Sleep; How to Marry a
- Hilary Lewis
“Lauren Bacall models an Mptf Christmas card in 1951.” Courtesy Mptf
Turner Classic Movies will celebrate the life and career of legendary actress Lauren Bacall with a 24-hour marathon of memorable performances, including all four films in which she co-starred with husband Humphrey Bogart.
TCM’s tribute to Bacall, who passed away Tuesday at the age of 89, will air Monday, Sept. 15, beginning at 8 p.m. (Et), and will conclude Tuesday, Sept. 16, her 90th birthday.
“Lauren Bacall was a wonderful and generous friend of ours at TCM, and a great connection to the ‘golden age of cinema,’” said TCM host Robert Osborne. “Personally, I have to admit that she never failed to make my heart beat faster and my voice to stammer when we spoke. Talk about true star quality – that was Bacall. We are truly blessed to have had her as an integral part of our TCM family.”
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- Movie Geeks
Lauren Bacall will receive a movie marathon tribute from TCM.
The cable channel has confirmed that a two-day tribute to the actress - who passed away in New York on Tuesday (August 12) - will air on September 15 and September 16.
The marathon will begin on Monday, September 15 at 8pm Et with an airing of Private Screenings featuring the actress.
The marathon is slated to wrap up on Tuesday, September 16 with Designing Woman at 6pm Et.
Inevitably, Turner Classic Movies is offering up a tribute to screen icon Lauren Bacall, who passed away Tuesday at the age of 89. TCM's 24-hour marathon will air Monday, Sept. 15, beginning at 8 p.m. (Et), and will conclude Tuesday, Sept. 16, her 90th birthday. The tribute will include all four Bacall-Bogart pairings: Howard Hawks classic "To Have and Have Not" (1944), during which she fell in love with her future husband, "The Big Sleep" (1946), "Dark Passage" (1947) and "Key Largo" (1948). TCM will open its remembrance of Bacall's life and career "Private Screenings: Lauren Bacall" (2005), a conversation with Robert Osborne, who said: "Lauren Bacall was a wonderful and generous friend of ours at TCM, and a great connection to the 'golden age of cinema. Personally, I have to admit that she never failed to make my heart beat faster and my voice to stammer when we spoke. Talk about »
- Anne Thompson
Legendary actress Lauren Bacall passed away on Tuesday at the age of 89. To celebrate her life and Hollywood career, Turner Classic Movies (TCM) will air a 24-hour marathon of her classic performances, from Sept. 15-16. TCM’s Lauren Bacall tribute marathon will include all four films in which she co-starred with husband Humphrey Bogart (To Have and Have Not, The Big Sleep, Dark Passage and Key Largo), as well as TCM host Robert Osborne’s Private Screenings interview with her. “Lauren Bacall was a wonderful and generous friend of ours at TCM, and a great connection to the ‘golden age of … Continue reading →
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- Jeff Pfeiffer
Broadway will once again go dark this week, this time for legendary actress Lauren Bacall. The marquees of Broadway theaters will be dimmed Friday at 7:45 p.m. for one minute in honor of “The Big Sleep” actress Bacall, who died Tuesday at age 89 after suffering a stroke. Also read: Barbra Streisand Pays Tribute to ‘Mirror Has Two Faces’ Co-Star Lauren Bacall Broadway dimmed its lights on Wednesday in honor of Robin Williams, who died of an apparent suicide on Monday at age 63. In addition to her film work, Bacall appeared in several Broadway productions and won two Tony awards for her. »
- Tim Kenneally
Update August 14: Broadway will go dark: The marquees of Broadway theatres in New York will be dimmed in memory of Lauren Bacall on Friday, August 15, at exactly 7:45 p.m. for one minute.
One of the leading ladies of Hollywood’s Golden Age died today after a stroke. The sultry, fiery Lauren Bacall was 89. MSNBC’s Thomas Robert broke the news in a tweet, and the Bogart estate has confirmed it. She was famous for starring — onscreeen and off — with Humphrey Bogart in such 1940s classics as The Big Sleep, To Have and Have Not, Dark Passage and Key Largo. In one of Hollywood’s great love stories, they married in 1945 and stayed together until his death in 1957. Four years later she married another acting legend, Jason Robards Jr.; they divorced in 1969.
Related: Reactions to Lauren Bacall’s Death
Bacall worked in films consistently through the mid-1960s and »
- Erik Pedersen
In the opening credits of 1953’s How to Marry a Millionaire, the onscreen billing order ran Betty Grable, Marilyn Monroe, and then Lauren Bacall—though it was advertised with Monroe billed first (the success of Gentlemen Prefer Blondes earlier that year put her well on her way to swooning super-stardom). Either way, Bacall came last.
But that didn’t stop the late actress from stealing the movie.
Before getting any further, it’s important to establish that this is the kind of movie where somebody wins. How to Marry a Millionaire is about three models who conspire to marry rich. »
- Jackson McHenry
When she died on Tuesday night, Lauren Bacall left behind an incredible work record—and a mythic Hollywood persona.
While the latter lives on best in rumors and anecdotes, the former is worth revisiting onscreen. Leaping into Hollywood legend with the flick of a match in 1944’s To Have and Have Not, Bacall made a name for herself as one of Hollywood’s darkest femme fatales, following up her work with Humphrey Bogart with The Big Sleep (1946), Dark Passage (1947), and Key Largo (1948). But Bacall’s work extended well past the golden age of Hollywood to appearances onstage and even guest spots on television. »
- Jackson McHenry
With her sleepy, seductive eyes and patrician, pack-a-day voice, the actress enters the room of Humphrey Bogart’s world-weary fishing-boat captain, Harry Morgan. She calls him “Steve” even though that is not his name, and offers him money to help him get out of a fix—we get the impression that it’s merely the latest in a long line of fixes resulting from hard luck and muddled politics that Bogie’s character will have to get out of. He stubbornly refuses her offer. Pride and all that. She falls into his lap and plants a kiss on his unexpecting lips. »
- Chris Nashawaty
Legendary screen actress Lauren Bacall has died, according to multiple sources. She was 89. Bacall made her film debut at the age of 19 opposite Humphrey Bogart in 1944's To Have and Have Not. The former model appeared to be a natural on-screen, her smoky voice and sexy presence quickly capturing the attention of movie audiences worldwide. In private, she also captivated Bogart, who was in his early 40s. They married in 1945, made four more films as a couple (including The Big Sleep and Key Largo), and had two children, happily remaining together until Bogart died in 1957. Apart from Bogart, Bacall made a number of films in the 1950s, the most notable being the colorful musical How to Marry a Millionaire with Marilyn Monroe and Betty Grable in 1953. After Bogart died...
- Peter Martin
“Just be careful. She doesn’t suffer fools.” That was the advice a publicist gave me just before they put me on the phone with Lauren Bacall about 20 years ago. She was promoting a TNT movie, The Portrait, and as a writer-producer on The Arsenio Hall Show I had persuaded the powers that be to book her on the show — even if, on the surface, she wasn’t the typical kind of contemporary guest we often had on the show. Quite frankly, I just wanted to meet Lauren Bacall, to just hear that legendary sultry voice on the other end of the phone. So I set about doing the pre-interview and apparently passed the “no fools” test because I found her to be a pussycat.
Related: Lauren Bacall: A Life In Pictures
Still it wasn’t like Arsenio (or even our studio and TV audience) was exactly the kind of fan I was, »
- Pete Hammond
Legendary screen actress Lauren Bacall has died, according to multiple sources. She was 89. Bacall made her film debut at the age of 19 opposite Humphrey Bogart in 1944's To Have and Have Not. The former model appeared to be a natural on-screen, her smoky voice and sexy presence quickly capturing the attention of movie audiences worldwide. In private, she also captivated Bogart, who was in his early 40s. They married in 1945, made four more films as a couple (including The Big Sleep and Key Largo), and had two children, happily remaining together until Bogart died in 1957. Apart from Bogart, Bacall made a number of films in the 1950s, the most notable being the colorful musical How to Marry a Millionaire with Marilyn Monroe and Betty Grable in 1953. After Bogart died, she...
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Legendary actress Lauren Bacall has died in New York of a ''massive stroke'' at her home in New York on Tuesday, she was 89 years old. The estate of her late husband Humphrey Bogart confirmed the news on Twitter, writing: ''With deep sorrow, yet with great gratitude for her amazing life, we confirm the passing of Lauren Bacall.'' A member of the late 'The Big Sleep' star's family told gossip website TMZ.com she died of a massive stroke at her home on Tuesday morning. One of the leading ladies of the Golden Age of Hollywood, Lauren starred in a string of acclaimed movies, including 'How to Marry a Millionaire,' 'Designing Woman,' 'Key Largo' and 'The Mirror Has Two Faces,' after which she married her co-star Humphrey in 1945. The couple, who had a son, Stephen, and a daughter, Leslie, were »
Following the sudden, tragic suicide of comedian Robin Williams, the hits just keep on coming with news from THR that legendary leading lady Lauren Bacall, frequent co-star and real-life wife of Humphrey Bogart, has passed away at 89 years old. The sultry icon died yesterday morning after suffering a stroke in her home in New York City. Bacall is one of the last actresses still living from Hollywood's golden years, having starred in many classic films. Bacall's romance and career go hand-in-hand as she met Bogart before her first movie, Howard Hawks' To Have and Have Not in 1944, when she was 19, and Bogart was 44. Following her first film, she moved on to Graham Greene's Confidential Agent, before reuniting with Bogart again for the classic The Big Sleep, based on Raymond Chandler's novel of the same name. They continued to work together for two more films in a row with Dark Passage, »
- Ethan Anderton
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