Lauren Bacall Death Touches Us All

Hollywood actress and screen siren Lauren Bacall passed away from stroke yesterday at the age of 89. The sincerest condolences of the Everlasting Footprint team go out to her family and friends during this difficult time. We are fans and admirers of the work and legacy of Lauren Bacall. Death of a star of her caliber affects us all, and we would like to take a moment to pay our tribute to her.

Her career took off in 1944, when she starred in her first film, To Have and Have Not, with future husband, Humphrey Bogart. They married in 1945, had two children and went on to make more films together, including The Big Sleep, Dark Passage, and Key Largo. Their son Stephen was named after the character Bogart played in their first film together, while their daughter Leslie was named after the actor Leslie Howard. Unfortunately, Bogart died of cancer in 1957, leaving Bacall a widow at the young age of 32. 

Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall share cake at their weddingBogie and Bacall: a Legendary Love Story

Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall with their childrenLauren Bacall with her family

Years later, she dated and was briefly engaged to Frank Sinatra, before she married then divorced Jason Robards. Bacall and Robards had a son together, Sam Robards, but unfortunately the union failed due to the Robards’ drinking problem.

Despite the fact that she got her big break in film, she enjoyed acting in theater a lot more as it was her original dream. In an interview with Larry King, Bacall said,

When the curtain goes up, [the stage is] ours. It’s ours to project what the playwright wants to say to an audience, what to convey and to get a response from the audience immediately. Movies are great fun and wonderful when they’re good. But you never get to see them till six months after they’re finished. So you never get a sense of whether they’re really well liked or how good they are. And you don’t really know what the finished product is going to be like, because it’s a director’s medium.

During her long career in the arts, Lauren Bacall won two Tony Awards and an honorary Oscar; she was nominated for three Emmy Awards.

Lauren Bacall present

Her grandson, Jaime Bogart, had this to say about his grandmother,

She was, you can say she was a tough personality. She wanted the best and if you weren’t doing the best she let you know about it. She was a great person. Catch her on a bad day it could be interesting. She was a good grandma. She was lucky to have a pretty unique life.

Here is an iconic clip of her from her first movie, To Have and To Hold.

Lauren Bacall’s death brings a time of legend to a close. Her inspirational life, her classic beauty, her style and grace will forever leave an impression on all our hearts.

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