Remembering Lauren Bacall
Five iconic roles played by the legend
As confirmed by the Bogart Estate this morning, American film and stage actress Lauren Bacall has sadly died at the age of 89. The legendary actress was one of the leading ladies of the Golden Age of Hollywood. "With deep sorrow, yet with great gratitude for her amazing life, we confirm the passing of Lauren Bacall," the estate said.
Although the American Film Institute has ranked her among America's 20 greatest actresses, her movie career was a story of ups, downs and long periods of inactivity. She was not nominated for an Oscar until 1997 for her supporting role in the Barbra Streisand film The Mirror Has Two Faces. However Hollywood set the record straight in 2009 with an honourary Academy Award "in recognition of her central place in the Golden Age of motion pictures."
Famously married to Humphrey Bogart, and after his death, had a relationship with Frank Sinatra, before she later married two-time Oscar winner Jason Robards.
Here we pay tribute to a Hollywood legend, remembering some of the best moments in the history of cinema:
The Big Sleep, 1946
Director: Howard Hawks
Starring: Humphrey Bogart, Lauren Bacall, John Ridgely, Martha Vickers
Dark Passage, 1947
Director: Delmer Dawes
Starring: Humphrey Bogart, Lauren Bacall, Bruce Bennett
How to Marry a Millionaire, 1953
Director: Jean Negulesko
Cast: Betty Grable, Marilyn Monroe, Lauren Bacall
Murder on the Orient Express, 1974
Director: Sidney Lumet
Cast: Albert Finney, Lauren Bacall, Martin Boles, Vanessa Redgrave, Ingrid Bergman, Sean Connery
The Mirror Has Two Faces, 1996
Director: Barbra Streisand
Cast: Barbra Streisand, Jeff Bridges, Lauren Bacall, George Segal