Legendary actress Lauren Bacall has died at 89

Legendary film star Lauren Bacall has died, the Humphrey Bogart Estate has confirmed . She was 89.

“With deep sorrow for the magnitude of our loss, yet with great gratitude for her amazing life, we confirm the passing of Lauren Bacall,” the Estate posted on Facebook.

The Hollywood Reporter and Variety reported she died of a suspected stroke Tuesday morning at her New York home.

Known for her husky voice and sizzling looks, Bacall started out as a model and then broke out as a leading lady opposite Humphrey Bogart in her first film, 1944’s To Have and To Have Not. The two had a whirlwind romance and wed the following year, but it wasn’t without scandal. When they met, she was 19 and he was 44 — and an unhappily married man.

The couple went on to star together in more films: The Big Sleep (1946), Dark Passage (1947), and Key Largo (1948). They had a son and daughter together and remained married until Bogart’s death from throat cancer in 1957.

Bacall’s other notable films include 1950’s Young Man With a Horn and 1953’s How To

Marry A Millionaire, in which she starred alongside Betty Grable and Marilyn Monroe.

She also experienced success on stage, starring on Broadway in Goodbye, Charlie (1959) and Cactus Flower (1965), and won Tony Awards for her performances in Applause (1970) and Woman of the Year (1981).

In 1997, the same year she received the Kennedy Center Honors, Bacall was nominated for a best supporting actress Academy Award for her role in The Mirror Has Two Faces opposite Barbra Streisand. She did not win, but was awarded an Honorary Academy Award in 2010.
Source: Cindy Clark, USA TODAY, August 12, 2014

~ by Rafael Martel on August 12, 2014.

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