Broadway will once again go dark this week, this time for legendary actress Lauren Bacall.
The marquees of Broadway theaters will be dimmed Friday at 7:45 p.m. for one minute in honor of “The Big Sleep” actress Bacall, who died Tuesday at age 89 after suffering a stroke.
Broadway dimmed its lights on Wednesday in honor of Robin Williams, who died of an apparent suicide on Monday at age 63.
In addition to her film work, Bacall appeared in several Broadway productions and won two Tony awards for her performances in “Applause,” based on the film”All About Eve,” and “Woman of the Year,” based on the film of the same name. She made her Broadway debut with a walk-on role in the 1942 play “Johnny 2 x 4.”
“Lauren Bacall had a distinct presence on stage and screen during a career that spanned decades,” Broadway League executive director Charlotte St. Martin said. “Along with her talent and memorable performances, her timeless beauty and witty intelligence will be remembered. Our thoughts are with her family, friends and fans.”
Bacall is survived by her sons, Stephen Bogart and actor, Sam Robards; her daughter, Leslie Bogart; and six grandchildren.