Broadway Will Turn Down Lights for Lauren Bacall
And did so last night for Robin Williams
By Polly Davis Doig, Newser Staff
Posted Aug 14, 2014 12:18 PM CDT
This Jan. 14, 1981, file photo shows Lauren Bacall rehearsing with Eivind Harum, for the musical "Woman of the Year" in New York.   (AP Photo/Suzanne Vlamis, File)

(Newser) – Broadway will turn down the lights for a minute tomorrow night in homage to one of its own, Lauren Bacall. Saluting the actress's "distinct presence on stage and screen during a career that spanned decades," the Broadway League's executive director said that "along with her talent and memorable performances, her timeless beauty and witty intelligence will be remembered." Though Bacall was perhaps best known for her first movies with Humphrey Bogart, Reuters notes that she won two Tonys for a pair of Broadway musicals: 1970's Applause and 1981's Woman of the Year. Meanwhile, Today reports that Broadway's lights also went dark last night for a minute—this time in honor of Robin Williams.

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RidersOnTheStorm
Aug 14, 2014 5:17 PM CDT
'Here's Lookin' At You, Kid' BogartEstate @HumphreyBogart · 1h Dearly missed; forever remembered. Lauren "Betty" Bacall; doting mom, iconic actress, loving wife. https://twitter.com/HumphreyBogart
getoffmylawn
Aug 14, 2014 5:07 PM CDT
I can see her up there now, rolling her eyes. But as she was one of the greatest New Yorkers ever, yeah, dim the lights for her.
justreading1
Aug 14, 2014 3:40 PM CDT
She will be missed. She was a terrific actress, woman, mother. I loved her sense of humor. She is with the love of her life. Rest in peace dear lady.