I have been entranced by you ever since I saw you in “To Have and Have Not” at the Stanford theater. I think this was about 5 years ago when I was 18. You were mesmerizing, smoldering, smokey and stunningly gorgeous. I was instantly obsessed and started researching you and watching all your films. I also read your wonderful autobiography, “By Myself and Then Some”.
You will always be one of my favorite actresses. I wish you could have gotten your wish of winning a real oscar for one of your roles. I think you were the last actor alive of such a high caliber from that golden era of Hollywood.
I feel so lucky I got to see you in person a few years ago. I had always had a dream of actually meeting you. I am sad that it can no longer come true.
Thank you for inspiring me.
RIP Lauren Bacall (aka. Betty).