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Hollywood Legend Lauren Bacall Dies At Age 89

Posted on August 13, 2014 by
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Another Hollywood legend is gone. Lauren Bacall, known for her husky voice and sultry looks, died from a stroke on Tuesday in her longtime home in Manhattan. She was 89.

Bacall received her big break starring alongside Humphrey Bogart in films like 1944’s To Have and To Have Not. The pairing was met with much scandal, as the two fell in love offscreen (Bogart was married at the time) and married the next year. They soon went on to star in several other films together such as The Big Sleep, Dark Passage and Key Largo. The couple also had two children together, before Bogart died from throat cancer in 1957.

Bacall received an Oscar nomination for her supporting role as Barbra Streisand’s mother in The Mirror Has Two Faces. In 2010, she was honoured with an honourary Academy Award “in recognition of her central place in the Golden Age of motion pictures.”

Apart from film, Bacall was also known for her work on stage. She won two Tony Awards for best actress in a musical: in 1970 for Applause and for the adaptation of All About Eve, in which she played Margo Channing.

Up until this year, the actress continued to expand her diverse body of work. She could be last heard voicing the role of Evelyn in Family Guy.

The Bogart Estate confirmed the news of Bacall’s death via Twitter, tweeting:

Bacall is survived by her three children, Sam Robards, from her second marriage to Jason Robards, and Leslie and Stephen Bogart, from her marriage to Humphrey Bogart.

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