Remembering an icon ….
By Peter Frost in Britain:
Lauren Bacall stuck by her principles
Saturday 16th August 2014
PETER FROST remembers one of Hollywood’s greatest stars who also spent a lifetime fighting for progressive causes
LAUREN BACALL, one of the last remaining icons of Hollywood’s golden age, has died at her home in Manhattan. She was 89.
Bacall became known for acting opposite her husband, Humphrey Bogart, in several 1940s classics including The Big Sleep, Key Largo and Dark Passage.
She will best be remembered for two things. Teaching Bogart to whistle. “You know how to whistle, don’t you, Steve? You just put your lips together and blow.” It might have been her first film but was without doubt among the most memorable lines of all time.
She will also be remembered as…
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