Legendary screen siren Lauren Bacall has died at age 89, reportedly of a stroke.
An Academy Award-nominated actress, for The Mirror Has Two Faces (and the recipient of an honorary Oscar in 2010 that recognized her central place in cinema’s Golden Age), she was known, to me, for her sultry screen and stage presence (her career also earned her two Golden Globes – one honorary – and two Tony Awards), her husky voice, and as one half of one of the most famous couplings Hollywood ever saw.
Bacall made her debut opposite Humphrey Bogart, the man who would become her (first) husband, in 1944’s To Have and Have Not, and went on to appear in more than 70 projects in both film and television, including The Big Sleep and Dark Passage with Bogie, How to Marry a Millionaire, Prêt-à-Porter, and, most recently, in Dogville, Birth, and Manderlay.
Bacall was the last surviving member of Team “Vogue.”
She gave good face.
Heck...she was The Look.