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Tony Award Winner Lauren Bacall Dies at 89

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More sad news.

89, what a long life -- hope it was a happy one.
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How sad, what a great and interesting life she led. Great actress.

R.I.P.
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She'll be reunited with Bogie now

God 1 day after Robin Williams. She had a full life and great career.

R.I.P.
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Betty Bacall was simply wonderful. Rest in peace great lady.
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For her they should dim the lights.
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Saw her in Applause and the last thing she was in . Do not remember the title but remember it took place in an old age home, I believe



Cynicism is an unpleasant way of saying the truth - Lillian Hellman.
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I've been candid that Betty was difficult to work with, which I repeat here only to avoid the appearance of hypocrisy.

I've also said she was amazing on stage, in APPLAUSE and in a summer tour of WONDERFUL TOWN (where she and I worked together briefly). Few stars could carry a major musical without being able to actually sing or dance. Such was Miss Bacall's brilliance that she played iconic, vehicle roles with great aplomb!

She was that rare creature: a genuine character. And she will be missed.
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The last real star of her era.

This is an awful week.

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Mr. Roxy, WAITING IN THE WINGS was the other play you were referring to.
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I met her in 1983. I was at a Liza concert in Boston and she and Mia Farrow were standing in front of the theatre afterwards. I was collecting autographs at the time so I walked up to the two of them and asked them to sign my program. Lauren signed it immediately, but Mia hesitated and looked all put-upon, etc. Lauren Bacall just looked at her and said, "Oh Mia, sign the damn program!" And she did. I still have it.
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Thanks Michelle.
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She had IT.

yr pal,
joey




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"Two drifters off to see the world... there's such a lot of world to see"
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This is virtually the same clip, but it's a bit longer. But, it has the line: Dwayne: "I got a date." Margo: "Bring "him" along! I imagine that was a bit daring for 1973.
Applause Gay Bar Scene
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RIP Lauren.

Sadly, deaths like hers and Robin's usually come in threes. I'm afraid to see who's next
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...I think this threesome began with Elaine Stritch.

Elaine.
Robin.
Lauren.

RIP, all.
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She was such a classy lady, and will be now with Bogey once again. And, I want to agree Elaine Stritch started all of this, so we don't have another death coming.
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>I've been candid that Betty was difficult to work with, which I repeat here only to avoid the appearance of hypocrisy.

GavestonPS - I hope you didn't trip rushing to your computer to type the above. A gentleman wouldn't post a catty remark. Did you know Lauren Bacall well enough to call her Betty?
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>For her they should dim the lights.

lovebwy - Who cares what you think?
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While I was not a fan of her ( meet her years ago, wish I hadn't ) I hope she finds peace. RIP
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Elaine Stritch died nearly a month ago (July 17), so she doesn't count. The death-in-threes has to occur within the same week span. I would say Jim Brady (who died last week) was the first, Williams the second, and Bacall the third.

Salve, Regina, Mater misericordiae
Vita, dulcedo, et spes nostra
Salve, Salve Regina
Ad te clamamus exsules filii Eva
Ad te suspiramus, gementes et flentes
O clemens O pia
Updated On: 8/12/14 at 10:14 PM
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You know, I hear her name and I think of two things, both musical theatre references: "Lauren Bacall me, anything goes, to make me fantastic, I have to be Rainbow High...." And of course Bacall's sarcastic but brilliant "Welcome to the theatre" from "Applause".
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Trivia tidbit: She was the last name in Madonna's "Vogue" to die.
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"The death-in-threes has to occur within the same week span."

Oh, well, if those are the official rules...

"I would say Jim Brady (who died last week) was the first, Williams the second, and Bacall the third."

How does Brady fit into the mix? Aren't they supposed to have something remotely in common other than being dead?
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^ this.


eta: you have no idea how hard I'm laughing at (with) your post and how much I'm enjoying the sentiment. Which I realize is highly weird, given the subject matter. Perhaps it's the way you have with words. Great post!



"Two drifters off to see the world... there's such a lot of world to see"
Updated On: 8/12/14 at 11:44 PM

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