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Lauren Bacall (1924-2014) Tribute List

August 12, 2014
Lauren Bacall, one of the great, strong female movie stars of the 1940s, died on August 12, 2014 at the age of 89. In the Hollywood imagination she will forever be tied to Humphrey Bogart, her frequent co-star and eventual husband. Their onscreen chemistry was so amazing that their pairing in a movie all but guaranteed buzz and box office. Bacall later went on to win two Tony Awards in the musicals "Applause" and "Woman of the Year." Here are ten vocabulary words, drawn from interview quotes, movie lines and the songs she sang in "Applause," that sum up her fortitude and charm.
proposition
Well that's a big contribution to a million dollar proposition. One whole quarter!
—"How to Marry A Millionaire"
lanky
I was this flat-chested, big-footed, lanky thing.
—2002 interview
equitable
In Hollywood, an equitable divorce settlement means each party getting 50% of the publicity.
—1992 interview
sedentary
I'm not a sedentary person. I've always been active.
—Unknown interview
content
I figure if I have my health, can pay the rent and I have my friends, I call it ' content.'
—Unknown interview
vulgar
It's inappropriate and vulgar and absolutely unacceptable to use your private life to sell anything commercially, but I think it's kind of a sickness.
—to Time Magazine, 2005
bombastic
And I feel brilliant and brash and bombastic
Limp as a puppet and simply fantastic.
—"But Alive" from "Applause"
trite
You are one of a kind
A fabulous bird
You 're out of your mind
And way out of sight!
You're one of a kind
Unique is the word
And that's why I find
The others are trite.
—"One of a Kind" from "Applause"
groggy
I feel groggy and weary
And tragic
Punchy and bleary
And fresh out of magic.
—"But Alive" from Applause
conviction
We [women] have much more character, a greater sense of honor and conviction. Men behave as if they’re 3 years old all the time....
I don’t want to be anybody’s mother.
—to People Magazine, 1979

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Wednesday August 20th, 3:35 PM
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