With Passing of Bacall, All Madonna’s ‘Vogue’ Icons Have Died


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The death of famed actress Lauren Bacall, the husky-voiced starlet known for her sultry sensuality, not only meant the loss of a true Hollywood legend, but also the end of a golden era of icons.

madonna-vogue-mtv Pop singer Madonna performs her single ‘Vogue’ with a group of dancers at the MTV Video Music Awards in New York City on Thursday, Sept. 6, 1990. (Credit:Frank Micelotta/Getty Images)

As first reported by Slate, all of the 16 Hollywood icons named in singer Madonna’s pop song, “Vogue,” have now died after the passing of Bacall on Tuesday.

The song, released in March 1990, was inspired by the New York City dance community. Voguing is a stylized dance that evolved from the Harlem ballroom scene in the 1980s.

One section of the song contains only spoken words in which Madonna quickly lists off 16 celebrities that are considered part of the golden…

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