Sunday, September 28, 2014

Lauren Bacall

We have lost great actors this year. And some of the deaths have really hit home. Watching Mickey Rooney and Shirley Temple was always a favorite past time as a kid. But when I stretched  the classics to such greats as Humphrey Bogart and his beautiful bride were also a favorite memory. Lauren Bacall, or Betty, as her friends called her was born on September 16th, 1924 in New York. She died on August 12th, 2014.

She became an actress in 1944 in a movie called To Have and Have Not. With of course Humphrey Bogart as her leading man. They began talking during the filming. He was married, unhappy. And drinking got him through the nights he spent at home. The two became fast friends, and even though there was a huge difference in age, they fell in love. They became a terrific team, following the success of To Have and Have Not, they were teamed up in The Big Sleep (1946), Dark Passage (1947), and Key Largo (1948). Humphrey Bogart died at the age of 57 in his home he had with Lauren Bacall. They had children together and love that we could witness together through films and pictures. I would like to thank Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall for a wonderful love shown through the years in films. The great thing is, they are together again, forever. <3