Lauren Bacall as Remembered by Hollywood
Hollywood is paying tribute to legendary actress Lauren Bacall, who died Tuesday of a stroke at age 89.
Humphrey Bogart's estate confirmed the news via Twitter on Tuesday. "With deep sorrow, yet with great gratitude for her amazing life, we confirm the passing of Lauren Bacall," the estate said. Bacall and Bogart starred in numerous films together and were married for 11 years.
Bacall was known for roles in such classic films as To Have and Have Not, The Big Sleep and Key Largo. She earned an Academy Award nomination for 1996's The Mirror Has Two Faces, in which she starred opposite Barbra Streisand. Bacall received an honorary Oscar in 2010.
Natalie Portman recalled the experience of directing the screen legend in her first short film, Eve, and said of the actress, "Lauren Bacall's strength, wit and talent matched her extreme beauty...It was a true honor to watch her act up close — her sense of humor, timing and imagination were apparent in every moment. I will never forget the gift of her trust in me and the inimitable and vast talent she had. My deepest condolences to her loved ones."
Sorry to learn of Lauren Bacall's passing.I interviewed her a few times & we did a special at the Kennedy Center one evening. Rest in peace.— Larry King (@kingsthings) August 13, 2014
Rest in peace Lauren Bacall. I'm honored to have met you. A true class act who will be missed. http://t.co/d3T8DZjgzM— Jesse Tyler Ferguson (@jessetyler) August 13, 2014
RIP Lauren Bacall - http://t.co/KFR8jZ7OnF— Orlando Jones (@TheOrlandoJones) August 13, 2014
Lauren Bacall -- sad. R.I.P. She was a class act. She will be missed.— Gene Simmons (@genesimmons) August 13, 2014
Another movie icon departs. RIP Lauren Bacall. pic.twitter.com/waNw9oFOQb— Stephen Merchant (@StephenMerchant) August 13, 2014
And now, Lauren Bacall, thanks for teaching us all how to whistle.— Jorge Garcia (@jorgegarcia) August 13, 2014
"You know how to whistle don't you Steve? You just put your lips together and blow" https://t.co/wi0TOTAe1P RIP the legendary Lauren Bacall.— edgarwright (@edgarwright) August 13, 2014
It was Lauren Bacall who coined the term "Rat Pack" to describe Bogart and his buddies.— Richard Roeper (@richardroeper) August 13, 2014
'You know how to whistle, don't you, Steve? You just put your lips together and blow.' RIP Lauren Bacall.— E L James (@E_L_James) August 13, 2014
Lauren Bacall. The greats are leaving us. http://t.co/fWIF5Yna4A— rose mcgowan (@rosemcgowan) August 13, 2014
Just learned that Lauren Bacall died this morning at age 89. What a life, what a legend, what a fascinating woman. #RIP— Sally Jessy Raphael (@SJRaphael) August 13, 2014
"Imagination is the highest kite one can fly." Another legend lost today. Rest in Peace Lauren Bacall. http://t.co/j6YwIkv8HY— Kris Jenner (@KrisJenner) August 13, 2014
The GREAT Lauren Bacall. The end of something.— Isaac Mizrahi (@IsaacMizrahi) August 13, 2014
Sad to hear we've lost one of the last legends of the Golden Age of Hollywood. I met Lauren Bacall once... a serious "pinch me!" moment!— Dita Von Teese (@DitaVonTeese) August 13, 2014