Lauren Bacall, one of the great actresses from the “Golden Age of Hollywood,” died today in her home from a massive stroke. The Oscar-nominated actress was 89 years old.
Bacall starred alongside husband Humprey Bogart in To Have and Have Not (although they weren’t married at that time) and also The Big Sleep. Her other memorable films include The Mirror Has Two Faces, Sex and the Single Girl, Dark Passage, Key Largo, and Murder on the Orient Express.
Her acting career spanned from 1944 (when she debuted in To Have and Have Not at 20-years-old) to this year, where she recently lent her voice to an episode of Family Guy.
On behalf of everyone at Cinema Vortex and the entire TVE Network, our thoughts and prayers to the family and friends of the legendary Lauren Bacall.
Smith’s Sentiment: Another Hollywood legend gone. Bacall was one of the bright faces during the Golden Age of Hollywood, and easily one of the prettiest leading ladies with real talent in that generation or any other. The Big Sleep wasn’t her best film, and I wasn’t overly fond of the movie (at least not enough to watch more than once), but Lauren was great in it and, since it’s the only one of her movies that I’ve reviewed thus far, my review of The Big Sleep will be posted for tomorrow’s Classic Cinema Wednesday. RIP Lauren Bacall.