Tuesday, August 12, 2014

RIP Lauren Bacall

Man when it rains, it freaking pours. Just a day after losing Robin Williams, we have lost yet another indelible American icon in the great Lauren Bacall, who until now, was the finest living American actress. Her career spanned over seven decades, and included some of the greatest roles in American film, and roles in some of the greatest American films ever put on the silver screen including: To Have and Have Not, The Big Sleep, Key Largo, Written on the Wind, Designing Woman, The Shootist, Murder on the Orient Express, Misery, The Mirror Has Two Faces, and countless others. She only received one Oscar nomination in her entire career, a black mark that I hope makes Academy voters feel guilty at this moment, but at least they did finally give her an Honorary Oscar back in 2010. She did win a Golden Globe and the Cecille B. DeMille Award, earned three Emmy nominations, and countless other deserved honors. She was an American icon, and I am so grateful I got to live in a world where Lauren Bacall made movies. She will be incredibly missed. My thoughts and prayers go out to her family and friends in this difficult time.

1 comment:

  1. It was being on Family Guy! That is what killed her! Damn you, Seth MacFarlane!

    Haha, JK