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‘Applause Applause’ for Lauren Bacall- RIP

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Lauren Bacall- 1924-2014

We say goodbye to another Hollywood legend, Lauren Bacall. I would put her in the same category as Vivien Leigh and Bette Davies as being the sirens from the 1940s onwards.

Lauren was known for having a distinctive husky voice and stunningly sultry looks.

In 1970 she was in a musical on Broadway called ‘Applause‘. I had never heard of this musical before until I got to drama school. In the second to last term we had ‘show term’. Two shows were picked and cast out of our year and we would experience what it would be like to be a part of a company and put a show on in 3/4 weeks! I was lucky enough to be cast in ‘Applause‘ and I thoroughly enjoyed it. I spent many evenings  listening to the dulcet tones of Lauren Bacall ‘speak singing’ the songs from ‘Applause’ and I feel in love with it.

She was indeed an incredible actress and along with the other greats we have lost this year, Bob Hoskins and Robin Williams she will be greatly missed.

#RIP Lauren Bacall

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