Hollywood Legend Lauren Bacall Dead at 89
Lauren Bacall, the legendary actress who gave us memorable performances in classic films like ‘Key Largo’ and ‘How to Marry a Millionaire,’ has passed away at the age of 89. Bacall was a true silver screen icon who appeared in many films during the Golden Age of Hollywood.
TMZ reports that Bacall passed away Tuesday morning in her home at the age of 89. According to a family member, the cause of death was a stroke. Bacall was best known for her roles in Hollywood classics like the 1946 film ‘The Big Sleep,’ in which she starred alongside her then-husband and fellow legend Humphrey Bogart.
Bogart and Bacall went on to appear in the films ‘Dark Passage’ and ‘Key Largo,’ and remained with him until his death in 1957. Bacall also appeared in movies like ‘How to Marry a Millionaire’ with Marilyn Monroe, ‘Blood Alley’ with John Wayne, ‘Murder on the Orient Express,’ ‘Misery,’ and ‘The Mirror Has Two Faces.’ In later years, she appeared in the first two films in Lars von Trier’s planned (but never completed) U.S.A. trilogy, ‘Manderlay’ and ‘Dogville.’ More recently, she provided the voice of The Grey One in the French animated film ‘Ernest and Celestine.’
I don’ t know if this is a rumor or not, but one of my friends told me years ago that Lauren Bacall put a golden whistle in Humphrey Bogart’s coffin when he passed away.