Screen Legend Lauren Bacall Dies at 89

Screen Legend Lauren Bacall Dies at 89

Lauren Bacall, the stunning actress known for her on and off screen pairings with Humphrey Bogart, has died at the age of 89 according to TMZ.com.

A family member confirmed Bacall’s death to the site, saying the actress suffered a “massive” stroke earlier today at home.

Bacall’s screen legacy puts her squarely in the heart of Hollywood’s Golden Age.

Bacall first emerged as a leading lady in the Humphrey Bogart film To Have and Have Not (1944) and continued on in the film noir genre, with appearances in Bogart movies The Big Sleep (1946), Dark Passage (1947), and Key Largo (1948), as well as comedic roles in How to Marry a Millionaire (1953) with Marilyn Monroe and Designing Woman (1957) with Gregory Peck.

Bacall also worked on Broadway in musicals, gaining Tony Awards for Applause in 1970 and Woman of the Year in 1981. Her performance in the movie The Mirror Has Two Faces (1996) earned her a Golden Globe Award and an Academy Award nomination.

The Bronx, NY native married Bogart, had two children together and co-starred in a total of four features. She wrote two autobiographies–By Myself (1978) and Now (1994). Her last on-screen credit is the 2012 film The Forger according to imdb.com.

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