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Wednesday, August 13, 2014

They say they come in threes

An only child, her parents divorced when she was young.
She was opinionated and didn't mice words: " “I don’t think anybody that has a brain can really be happy. What is there really to be happy about? You tell me. If you’re a thinking human being, there’s no way to divorce yourself from the world. Yes, I probably was happy when I was married to Bogie, but I was very young then. I had a good growing-up life, I would say, but I wasn’t really happy,because I was an only child, and I wasn’t part of a whole family—what we in America consider the proper family, a father and a mother and child, which, of course, is a big crock we know—and yet I had the greatest family anyone could wish for in everyone on my mother’s side. So what you think is happy? Happy shmappy.—Lauren Bacall to Vanity Fair

She was beautiful, enough to hold her own with Betty Grable and Marilyn Monroe, and, oh, that voice! 

She cut back on work to stay home to raise her children, regarding that a more important than advancing her career. She only made one movie a year then, three of them with Bogie.  As a kid I loved all of the old movies and she was one of may favorite actresses.

 “I put my career in second place throughout both my marriages and it suffered. I don’t regret it. You make choices. If you want a good marriage, you must pay attention to that. If you want to be independent, go ahead. You can’t have it all.”—Lauren Bacall

Devastated when Bogie died in 1957, she had a brief and disastrous fling with Sinatra (they were even engaged for a minute), then went on to marry Jason Robards and have a third child, Sam, before divorcing in 1969.  After her marriage to Robards broke up she went on to a terrific career in theater, winning 2 Tony Awards for Best Actress.

Rest in peace, Lauren.

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