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Actress Lauren Bacall dies, aged 89

The Humphrey Bogart Estate confirms the 'To Have and Have Not' actress' passing

By Andrea Tim | Published: 13 Aug 2014

Lauren Bacall dies
Photo: Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images

American film and stage actress Lauren Bacall has died after reportedly suffering a major stroke at her home in New York on Tuesday morning, 13 August.

Lauren's death was confirmed by the Humphrey Bogart Estate, with a Facebook post that read "With deep sorrow for the magnitude of our loss, yet with great gratitude for her amazing life, we confirm the passing of Lauren Bacall."

Born Betsy Joan Perske, she shot to stardom in the mid-1940s after charming the world with her husky voice and notorious smoulder in her first film, To Have and Have Not, at the age of twenty. She starred opposite Humphrey Bogart, who later became her husband of twelve years until his death in 1957.

Lauren went on to take Hollywood by storm during its Golden Age, which earned her an Academy Honorary Award much later in 2009. She also won a Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture for Barbra Streisand's The Mirror Has Two Faces in 1996.

Here's Lauren and Humphrey in one of Hollywood's most iconic scenes from To Have and Have Not.


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