Broadway theaters will dim their lights in honor of Tony-winning Hollywood and Broadway icon Lauren Bacall, who died on August 12 at the age of 89. Marquees will go dark on August 15 at 7:45PM for one minute.
"Lauren Bacall had a distinct presence on stage and screen during a career that spanned decades,” said Broadway League Executive Director Charlotte St. Martin. “Along with her talent and memorable performances, her timeless beauty and witty intelligence will be remembered.”
Bacall received recognition for her performances in countless films, including To Have and Have Not opposite her future husband Humphrey Bogart, The Big Sleep, Key Largo, How to Marry a Millionaire, Murder on the Orient Express and The Mirror Has Two Faces (for which she garnered an Oscar nomination). She received an honorary Oscar in 2009.
Bacall lit up Broadway before and after her successes in Hollywood; she made her Great White Way debut as a teenager in Johnny 2x4 in 1942 and returned to the stage in shows including Goodbye, Charlie in 1959, Cactus Flower in 1965 and Waiting in the Wings in 1999. She won Tony Awards for her performances in Applause and Woman of the Year.