Reactions to Lauren Bacall’s Death: Great Beauty, An Iron Backbone

Although Lauren Bacall, who died today of a stroke, was of a different generation, her passing at 89 quickly drew anguished reactions from across Twitter, where many were still feeling the emotional sting of Robin Williams‘ death on Monday. From John Cusack‘s explosive curse to evocations of her classic line about how to whistle, fans posted photos, video and more of Bacall’s fabulous career.

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“What a terrible loss for us all,” said Barbra Streisand in a statement. “First Robin, who was a genius, and now Lauren. It was my privilege to have known her, to have acted with her, and to have directed her (in 1996’s The Mirror Has Two Faces). And most of all, to have had her as a wise and loving friend. She was an original. Even with all those great films, we can visit again and again, she will be missed.”



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