New York (AFP) – Hollywood actress and legend of the golden age of Hollywood Lauren Bacall, who had trained with Humphrey Bogart a mythical couple, died Tuesday in New York to 89 years
“It is with deep sorrow but with much gratitude for his incredible life that we confirm the death of Lauren Bacall,” said Tuesday the Bogart family on his Twitter account,HumphreyBogart.
Citing a family member, the website TMZ, which specializes in celebrity life, said the actress, voice and unforgettable mesmerizing blue eyes, had died at her home in New York “a cardiovascular event massive “. She lived in the Dakota, the historic building on the edge of Central Park.
Born September 16, 1924 in the Bronx in New York, whose real name is Betty Joan Perske, she was the only daughter of Romanian Jewish immigrants -Polish, the family of former Israeli President Shimon Peres.
At 15, the girl was enrolled in the American Academy of dramatic arts in New York, but for lack of money, not attended classes for one year
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She survives an usherette job, trying to theater, became a model before drilling the movies at age 19, with her first major role in the film “To Have and Have” from his mentor Howard Hawks in 1944 Face it, Humphrey Bogart, 44, she married the following year.
Lauren Bacall (the maiden name of his mother), was an immediate success. His deep blue eyes won him the nickname “The look” (“The Look”). It is also the beginning of a great love story. With Bogart, it forms one of the most famous couples in Hollywood until the death of the actor in 1957 from cancer of the esophagus.
They turn all three films Black, “The Big Sleep” Hawks (1946), “The Dark Passage” Delmer Daves of (1947) and “Key Largo” by John Huston (1948). She followed with a more comic vein in “How to Marry a Millionaire” with Marilyn Monroe or “The woman model” with Gregory Peck.
Lauren Bacall, direct and often funny personality, turned in a total of fifty films – the last in 2012 -., and was rewarded with an honorary Oscar in 2009 for lifetime achievement
Bogart’s death, she left California to return in New York, his hometown. She then produced on Broadway in musicals. “Goodbye, Charley” in 1959, “Cactus Flower” in 1965, “Applause” in 1970, which earned him an award. Tony
Remarried in 1961 with actor Jason Robards she has a son, she divorced eight years later.
The actress blonde hair charm his fans as “Murder on the Orient Express” Sydney Lumet (1974), “The Shootist” John Wayne (1976), “Ready to Wear” by Robert Altman (1994). His play in “Mirror Has Two Faces” by Barbara Streisand was rewarded in 1996 with a nomination for the Oscar for Best Second role in 72 years. And in 1997, for a Golden Globe in the same category.
It still shows in “Manderlay” by Lars von Trier, nominated at the 2005 Cannes Film Festival.
Lauren Bacall, mother of three children, two with Bogart, wrote two autobiographies, “Lauren Bacall: By Myself” in 1978 and “Now” in 1994
His death came just hours after the d. another great figure of Hollywood actor Robin Williams, 63, who committed suicide at his home near San Francisco, according to initial findings of the autopsy.