Legendary Lauren Bacall has left us at age 89

Heartsick to report more sad news.

Academy Awards

  • 2010 – Honorary Award – In recognition of her central place in the Golden Age of motion pictures.
  • 2007 -Nominated for Best Actress in a Supporting Role, The Mirror Has Two Faces (1996)

Golden Globes, USA

  • 1997 Won – Golden Globe Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture The Mirror Has Two Faces (1996)
  • 1993 Won – Cecil B. DeMille Award

Primetime Emmy Awards

  • 1988 Nominated – Primetime Emmy Outstanding Informational Special, Great Performances (1971), For episode “Bacall on Bogart”.
  • 1980 Nominated – Primetime Emmy Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series, The Rockford Files (1974)
  • 1973 Nominated – Primetime Emmy Outstanding Single Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role, Applause (1973)

BAFTA Awards

  • 1997 Nominated – BAFTA Film Award Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role, The Mirror Has Two Faces (1996)
  • 1977 Nominated – BAFTA Film Award Best Actress, The Shootist (1976)

Berlin International Film Festival

  • 1997 Won – Berlinale Camera

Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards

  • 1997 Won – Lifetime Achievement Award

César Awards, France

  • 1996 Won – Honorary César, For her whole works.

National Board of Review, USA

  • 1994 Won – NBR Award Best Acting by an Ensemble, Prêt-à-Porter (1994)
  • 1991 Won – Career Achievement Award

Palm Springs International Film Festival

  • 1997 Won – Lifetime Achievement Award

San Sebastián International Film Festival

  • 1992 Won – Donostia Lifetime Achievement Award

Stockholm Film Festival

  • 2000 Won – Lifetime Achievement Award

Screen Actors Guild Awards

  • 1997 Won – Actor Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role, The Mirror Has Two Faces (1996)

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20 Comments on this Post

  1. filmboymichael

    I’m so over this week and it’s barely begun…..

  2. Natasha

    If I were a Hollywood legend this week, I would board up all my windows, stay home, and ask my doctor to make a housecall tonight–I’d pay him extra. Geez.

    “You know how to whistle, don’t you? Just put your lips together and blow.”

    RIP Lauren Bacall–legend….

  3. It’s such a depressing week, we have the worst flooding ever in detroit. Every single freeway is closed somewhere and now 2 huge stars die in 2 days..

    I loved Lauren, she was so beautiful and so talented.

  4. I really can’t stand another loss. Difficult to process. Bacall was the true definition of Legend. RIP.

  5. steve50

    Ah, crap… What a lousy week.

    Bacall is one of the last of the megastars from old Hollywood. She was a major presence on and off screen (thinking of her at Bogey’s side taking on McCarthy in the 50s). She was always bigger than the parts she played.

    (Murder on the Orient Express)
    Mrs. Hubbard: I mean there was a man in my compartment last night. It was pitch dark, of course, and my eyes were closed in terror…
    (Then how did you know it was a man?)
    Mrs. Hubbard: Because I’ve enjoyed *very warm* relations with both my husbands.
    (With your eyes closed?)
    Mrs Hubbard: That helped.

    RIP Mrs Hubbard

  6. rufussondheim

    It’s sad to think young people today have not heard of her and will likely never know the joys of seeing Bogart and Bacall together.

  7. Adam Lewis

    I’ve admired and loved Lauren Bacall since I was 15. Even though this is not unexpected it’s still greatly upsetting. It’s sad to think of a world that she’s no longer in. Rest in Peace.

  8. JPNS Viewer

    You know how to whistle, don’t you [. . .] ? You just put your lips together and . . . blow.

    R.I.P. Slim.

  9. manrico1967

    I don’t think it’s sad when an 89 year-old dies. I think of it as bittersweet. Circle of Life and all that.
    Death is as part of life as being born.

    Someone killing himself out of despair is inexpressibly sad and tragic.

  10. daveinprogress

    I posted this tribute this afternoon to the great screen beauty and Hollywood legend.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nY_kMZ82x60&feature=youtu.be

  11. What the fuck is this year turning into?

  12. Natasha

    @Koles….

    Turning INTO? I think it’s already there…whatever it is…..here’s hoping the rest of the year “treats things better”–if that can be said.

  13. Christophe

    I just woke up thinking “gotta check the news, it can’t be worse than yesterdays'”… Oh boy, was I wrong? Super rainy week both literally and figuratively :(

  14. Christophe

    Did you know she was Shimon Peres’ cousin? Can you imagine their grandparents? They were poor Polish Jews, little did they know their granddaughter would become an Oscar-winning Hollywood legend and their grandson a Nobel-prize-winning Israeli President. Greatness runs in the family!

  15. Adam Lewis

    Just realised that if Lauren Bacall had won her Oscar she would have presented Best Supporting Actor the following year to Robin Williams.

  16. K. Bowen

    Lauren Bacall is a star?

    I kid.

    Amazing that her career began with Howard Hawks, whose own career started in the SIlent Era, and ended doing work on Von Trier and Miyazaki movies. In that way, her career spanned the whole wisdom of the cinema.

  17. There’s a little mistake in the tributes list. Bacall received the Supporting Nom in 1997 (Binoche win), not in 2007 (Hudson).

  18. Another sad loss in Hollywood. These type of people can not be replaced. God bless her.

  19. SallyinChicago

    This is really a down year: Williams, Bacall, Ruby Dee, Phillip, how many more talented one-of-a kind actors will we lose?

  20. She was just so wonderful. I didn’t believe my friend when he told me she had passed. Yesterday will be remembered as one of the saddest days for the movie industry.

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