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Every Single Hollywood Legend Madonna Sings About In "Vogue" Is No Longer With Us

The death of Lauren Bacall means that all 16 of the glamorous stars name-checked in the song have died.

Last night, Hollywood legend Lauren Bacall died. As one Twitter user pointed out, that means every glamorous star that Madonna sings about in “Vogue” is now dead.

Madonna’s song celebrates the legendary stars of the Golden Age of Hollywood.

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Below are the lyrics to “Vogue” with photos of the stars and the date of each one’s death underneath.

“Greta Garbo and Monroe”

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Greta Garbo, died 15 April 1990. Marilyn Monroe, died 5 August 1962.

“Dietrich and DiMaggio”

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Marlene Dietrich, died 6 May 1992. Joe DiMaggio, died 8 March 1999.

“Marlon Brando, Jimmy Dean / On the cover of a magazine”

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Marlon Brando, died 1 July 2004. James Dean, died 30 September 1955.

“Grace Kelly, Harlow, Jean / Picture of a beauty queen”

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Grace Kelly, died 14 September 1982. Jean Harlow, died 7 June 1937.

“Gene Kelly, Fred Astaire / Ginger Rodgers, dance on air”

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Gene Kelly, died 2 February, 1996. Fred Astaire, died 2 June 1987. Ginger Rogers, died 25 April 1995.

“They had style, they had grace / Rita Hayworth gave good face”

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Rita Hayworth, died 14 May 1987.

“Lauren, Katharine, Lana too”

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Lauren Bacall, died 12 August 2014. Katharine Hepburn, died 29 June 2003. Lana Turner, died 29 June 1995.

“Bette Davis, we love you”

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Bette Davis, died 6 October 1989.

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Rossalyn Warren is a reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in London.
 
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