Tuesday, August 12, 2014

To Absent Friends - Lauren Bacall

Sad news continues to arrive from Hollywood this week with the news of the death of actress Lauren Bacall at the age of 89.

I was surprised to see that IMDB showed only 49 movie acting credits and 20 TV acting credits for Miss Bacall.  I would have guessed that she had been in many more roles, but what roles she did have.   

Perhaps she is most famous for her roles with husband Humphrey Bogart in "To Have and Have Not", "Key Largo", and "The Big Sleep".  She also appeared in such other notable movies as "How to Marry a Millionaire", "Murder on the Orient Express", and she was terrific in John Wayne's last movie, "The Shootist".

Fans of "The Sopranos" will also a remember a memorable role for her in that great series.  She played herself and was mugged and robbed of a awards show gift basket by Christopher.  She then proceeded to fight back and shout out a string of profanity that was classic.

As I said, her roles with Bogart will probably be her most remembered, and here is a sample of some great dialog from "To Have and Have Not":

RIP Lauren Bacall.

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