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Lauren Bacall

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Lauren Bacall in "The Big Sleep".
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Lauren Bacall in "The Big Sleep".

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Madeline Kahn, November 25, 1977, cropped

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Madeline Kahn outside the Algonquin Club, Manhattan, New York City, November 25, 1977.
Courtesy of Bettmann/CORBIS.

Madeline Kahn outside the Algonquin Club, Manhattan, New York City, November 25, 1977.

Courtesy of Bettmann/CORBIS.

Goldie Hawn circa 1980, cropped

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Goldie Hawn circa 1980.
Courtesy of a private collection.

Goldie Hawn circa 1980.

Courtesy of a private collection.

Madeline Kahn

Madeline Kahn acted in dramas and musicals on stage, film, and television, but she was best known for her comedic roles as Mel Brooks’s favorite female lead.

Lillian Roth

While Lillian Roth’s career as an actress and musician was derailed by her alcoholism and mental illness, the painful story of her life made her autobiography an international bestseller.

Joan Rivers

Joan Rivers carved a place for herself among the Hollywood elite as a comedian and fashion commentator for whom no subject was ever taboo.

Gilda Radner

A gifted comedian, Gilda Radner made a name for herself as one of the original cast members of Saturday Night Live

Carmel Myers

Carmel Myers acted in over seventy films and led a production company that packaged TV and radio shows, but her most lasting contribution to Hollywood may have been her popularization of the idea of A-list and B-list celebrities.

Bette Midler

Unapologetically bawdy, Bette Midler used elements from earlier brassy entertainers like Sophie Tucker in her comedy and music, but with a style that was all her own.

Goldie Hawn, 1981

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Goldie Hawn in 1981.
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Goldie Hawn in 1981.

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