With all the news of Robin William/s tragic demise, Lauren Bacall’s passing at age 89 was given significantly less press.
Was there any woman in the history of cinema who was more able to define the term “sexy”? When Bacall’s flame was lit she was a hot as they come. She was as glamorous a figure in her day as any who have graced cinema. But more than that, she could act and it was hard to take your eyes off the screen when she was on it. Bacall opposite Bogart was movie magic. As much as Bogart opposite Bergman (“Casablanca”) and far more seductive. Her career spanned almost sixty years and her commanding presence never faltered. Bacall was a force the camera loved. As you can see here.
Few actors have that ineffable quality of character that make them legends. Lauren Bacall was LEGEND in every sense of the word.