With many still reeling from the death of Robin Williams, we now have another screen legend to mourn. The legendary Lauren Bacall, considered one of the leading legends of Hollywood’s Golden Age, has died from a massive stroke on Tuesday, August 12 2014.
Most famously known for starring with and marrying the extraordinary Humphrey Bogart, Bacall had a long career that included a long list of movies including roles in Key Largo, The Big Sleep, Dark Passage, and To Have and Have Not.
Bacall, who died in her home, married Bogart in 1945 and the couple had two children together. Her grandson Jamie Bogart spoke of finding out about Bacall’s death from his father and shed some light on her as a grandmother, “She was, you can say she was a tough personality. She wanted the best and if you weren’t doing the best she let you know about it. She was a great person. Catch her on a bad day it could be interesting. She was a good grandma. She was lucky to have a pretty unique life,” he shared with CNN.
Bacall later married Jason Robards and had another child, a son. That marriage ended in divorce, with the actress briefly engaged to Frank Sinatra in between the two marriages. Bacall spent several years on Broadway, earning two Tony Awards. She received an honorary Oscar in 2009, but could never seem to escape being identified as one half of “Bogie and Bacall.” In a 1999 interview, Bacall told Newsday, “I’ll never get away from him. I accept that. He was the emotional love of my life, but I think I’ve accomplished quite a bit on my own.” Indeed you have, Ms. Bacall. RIP.
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