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Posted: 5:49 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014

Lauren Bacall was last of Madonna’s ‘Vogue’ icons to die

With the death of actress Lauren Bacall Tuesday at the age of 89, all the icons named-dropped in Madonna’s popular 1990 hit “Vogue” have passed away. (Source: Buzzfeed.com)

Bacall was one of 16 greats from the Golden Age of Hollywood mentioned in the dance song.

Here are the 16 “Vogue” icons and the dates they died (metro.co.uk):

  • Greta Garbo – April 15 1990
  • Marilyn Monroe – Aug. 5 1962
  • Marlene Dietrich – May 6 1992
  • Joe DiMaggio – March 8 1999
  • Marlon Brando – July 1 2004
  • James Dean – Sept 30 1955
  • Grace Kelly – Sept 14 1982
  • Jean Harlow – June 7 1937
  • Gene Kelly – Feb 2 1996
  • Fred Astaire – June 2 1987
  • Ginger Rogers – April 25 1995
  • Rita Hayworth – May 14 1987
  • Lauren Bacall – Aug 12 2014
  • Katharine Hepburn – June 29 2003
  • Lana Turner – June 29 1995
  • Bette Davis – Oct 6 1989

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The lyrics with the names:

Greta Garbo, and Monroe
Deitrich and DiMaggio
Marlon Brando, Jimmy Dean
On the cover of a magazine

Grace Kelly; Harlow, Jean
Picture of a beauty queen
Gene Kelly, Fred Astaire
Ginger Rodgers, dance on air

They had style, they had grace
Rita Hayworth gave good face
Lauren, Katherine, Lana too
Bette Davis, we love you


 

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