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Sunday, March 5, 2006

Lauren Bacall?

Posted by on March 5 at 18:34 PM

I just walked in the door from a road trip to Montana (surreal slog report pending) and caught Lauren Bacall offering some sort of homage to film noir on the Academy Awards. I’m all for homages to film noir, but I found it terribly disturbing to see how frail and shaky she was. Yes, I know she’s old, but I was still alarmed. Does anyone know if there’s something specific ailing her other than the passage of time?

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She did look awfully shaky. She is 81 years old, though. Didja know she's only been nominated for an Oscar once? Strange.

What I want to know is, what's up with conductor Bill Conti and M&Ms? He must have had four bags of 'em on his podium.

My Oscar Party group was just discussing that--we decided that she seemed healthy, just infirm, most likely due to her advanced age. She's in her early 80's, so it's not out of the ordinary that she should have slowed down a bit. I tried a 'net search and turned up nothing re: failing health, broken hips, etc.

Old or not, the woman still has a dead sexy voice.

Damn straight. That's half the reason I was concerned--'cause you KNOW Lauren Bacall wouldn't be be prone to physically rattling stagefright. 81, shaky or not, she's smoking.

I had to call my mother to remark about Lauren Bacall messing up her lines. My mother said, "If you can't read the lines from a teleprompter, it's time to hang it up."

If Lauren Bacall can no longer do commercial voiceovers, though, they could just get Christiane Amanpour to fill in.

I think you ought to leave the Lauren Bacall comments to yourselves. At some point you must learn it is best not to comment and it is far better to appreciate the opportunity.


Does anyone know if there’s something specific ailing her other than the passage of time?

Other than working for Lars von Trier?

Oh my God! He damaged the poor woman!

maybe she had a botox leak. her forehead was a ripple-less pool of bronzed skin.

She looks damn good for 81. Better than many women 15 to 20 years her junior.

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