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Lights dimmed for Lauren Bacall

Posted by elegant On August - 18 - 2014

Legendary movie star Lauren Bacall died of a stroke in Ney York City at the age of 89 on August 12, 2014. Once married to actor Humphrey Bogart who was more than twice her age at the time of marriage and after his death in 1957 she later married Jason Robards Jr. She has two children from her marriage to Bogart and another son with her second husband. She left behind many grandchildren too. She was active in film and stage until her recent death.

Born Betty Joan Perske she is well known as an actress due to her looks and husky voice. Her voice also helped her to achieve success in theater that she later preferred the most. She appeared in many Humphrey Bogart’s productions including “To Have and Have Not”,” The Big Sleep”, “Dark Passage”, and “Key Largo” from 1944 to 1948. Her Broadway musical “Applause” brought her a Tony Award and another for her work in “Women of the Year.” She received a Golden Globe for her role in the movie “The Mirror Has Two Faces.” The Academy of Arts and Sciences recognized her contributions to the industry with an Academy Honorary Award in 2009.

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