Lauren Bacall: The death of the femme fatale

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Bacall in "The Big Sleep" | Photo by Laura Loveday via Flickr (

Photo by Laura Loveday via Flickr

Bacall in "The Big Sleep" | Photo by Laura Loveday via Flickr (

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With the death of Lauren Bacall we have lost a woman who knew what she wanted, pursued it, and modeled for the rest of America how to do that at a time when women were more defined by who they married. She was a treasure.

  • t’s illustrative, really, of how much of her life was spent in the shadow of the man she had married.

    No, it’s illustrative of John Huston prying his foot out of his mouth.

  • Diogenes

    Fine tribute, but enough of the “Entertainment” Columns. For a forum like this, a greater emphasis on the non-theatrical accomplishments of these folks lives would have greater lasting value than a re-hashing (primarily) of their professional lives. Those stories are well told by hosts of other media.

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