Film Legend Lauren Bacall Dies at Age 89

Legendary film actress Lauren Bacall has died at age 89, the estate of her former husband Humphrey Bogart confirmed Tuesday afternoon.

Born in New York City in 1924 as Betty Joan Perske, according to biography on IMDb, Bacall was a model before quickly gaining fame in Hollywood.

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At age 19, she starred opposite Bogart in “To Have and Have Not” in 1944. She married the leading man a year later, and they remained together until his death in 1957.

Bacall’s death was confirmed by Bogart’s estate on Twitter.

“With deep sorrow, yet with great gratitude for her amazing life, we confirm the passing of Lauren Bacall,” the tweet stated just before 5 p.m.

Robbert de Klerk, the co-managing partner of the Humphrey Bogart Estate, confirmed the death to the Los Angeles Times. Her daughter, Leslie Bogart, said no other information was available, the Times reported.

A midcentury screen siren, Bacall was known for both her beauty and her deep, husky voice.

Though she starred in many films during Hollywood’s Golden Age, Bacall was not nominated for an Academy Award until 1997 for her performance in “The Mirror Has Two Faces” with Barbra Streisand.

Bacall was married to actor Jason Robards from 1961 to 1969. She had three children — two with Bogart and one with Robards.

Her death was first reported on Twitter by MSNBC anchor Thomas Roberts, who cited a source “connected with friends and family.”

Check back for updates on this developing story.


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