Singer complains that Bacall's death was overshadowed by that of Robin Williams
Morrissey has paid tribute to actor/director Richard Attenborough (pictured below in Jurassic Park), who died on Monday, and hit out against the lack of media coverage of Lauren Bacall’s death.
Actress Bacall died on August 12, the day after comedian Williams.
[In a post on fansite True To You, Morrissey described Bacall as being “so beautiful, so cautious” and he says it was “so sad that her death was overshadowed by that of Robin Williams. It was Lauren, not Robin, who changed motion picture history. Yet modern media has an odd way of forgetting the more senior servers of the arts”.
The full post reads: “I was thrilled beyond words to have met Richard Attenborough, who, of course, played Pinkie in Brighton Rock (1947), a central theme of my song ‘Now My Heart Is Full’. When I met Sir Richard he was delightful, and I asked him if Brighton Rock seemed like a hundred years ago. He replied ‘Oh, much more than that …’.
I also had the extraordinary pleasure of meeting the recently deceased Lauren Bacall… so beautiful, so cautious… and so sad that her death was overshadowed by that of Robin Williams. It was Lauren, not Robin, who changed motion picture history. Yet modern media has an odd way of forgetting the more senior servers of the arts.
Dora Bryan, whom I knew personally in the late 80s, and who also died in recent weeks, had pitifully slim attention from the British news media, yet her talents were a treasured staple of British life throughout the 1950s, 1960s and beyond. Dora had agreed to introduce The Smiths onstage at the London Palladium in 1986, but at the last minute her agent asked for a fee which we, The Smiths, just couldn’t afford.
However, in our X-factory society, it seems that anyone who has NOT appeared on Big Brother just isn’t worth remembering by the British media… alas.”
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