Lauren Bacall, who died August 12 at the age of 89, rose to stardom in the Golden Age of Hollywood. Among her famous roles from that era was the female lead opposite Humphrey Bogart in The Big Sleep, an adaptation of Raymond Chandler’s novel co-written by noted sf author Leigh Brackett. Bogart and Bacall married the same year the film was made, 1945.
Later in her career Bacall appeared in several genre productions: a TV version of Blithe Spirit, and the film Misery, based on the Stephen King novel. She also voiced the Witch of the Waste in the English-dubbed version of Howl’s Moving Castle and of the Grand Witch in Scooby-Doo and the Goblin King.
[Thanks to Evelyn Leeper and SF Site News for the story.]