Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Lauren Bacall has died at the age of 89

The death of lovable comedian Robin Williams has still shaken movie fans to the core, but the passing of another major Hollywood legend has now broken hearts across the country. Yesterday, the Bogart Family Trust confirmed that the legendary actress Lauren Bacall had died at the age of 89. She passed away early Tuesday morning because of a stroke. Throughout her career, Bacall starred in films such as Key Largo, The Big Sleep, To Have and Have Not and Written on the Wind. She famously had a relationship with screen legend Humphrey Bogart before his death in 1956.

While I'm not that familiar with Bacall's career, her death hit me because my favorite film of all time is Casablanca. Humphrey Bogart starred in that film and it was one of his most well-known performances. If you haven't seen it, it's one of the greatest films of all time and the prime example of classic old Hollywood filmmaking. Bacall narrated the documentary on the DVD and I could tell that her love for Bogart was real. Bacall was one of the last true Old Hollywood legends. She represented an age that no longer exists and she will surely be missed. 

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