Lauren Bacall, Hollywood Legend, Dies At 89
Lauren Bacall, legendary Hollywood Golden Age actress, died on Tuesday at 89.
Lauren Bacall Dies
Bacall reportedly suffered a massive stroke at her New York City apartment, which led to her death, reported CNN.
Bacall’s break came in 1944’s To Have and Have Not in which she played Marie “Slim” Browning opposite Humphrey Bogart’s Harry Morgan. After striking up a romance with Bogart and marrying him the following year, Bacall reunited with him on the big screen in The Big Sleep (1946), Dark Passage (1947) and Key Largo (1948). Bacall and Bogart remained married until his death in 1957.
After her string of performances with her husband, Bacall teamed up with Kirk Douglas in a pair of films – Young Man With a Horn (1950) and How to Marry a Millionaire (1953). She went on to costar with Rock Hudson in 1956’s Written on the Wind and with Cary Grant in 1957’s Designing Women. She also starred in Sex and the Single Girl (1964), Harper (1966), Murder on the Orient Express (1974) and The Mirror has Two Faces (1996).
In addition to her film work, Bacall spent some time in the theater, where she’d gotten her start. Prior to her successful run in Hollywood, Bacall had a role on Broadway in Johnny 2 x 4. She later returned to the stage in a number of productions, including in Applause (1970) and Woman of the Year (1981)
Over the course of her career, Bacall’s work was celebrated with a Golden Globe, two Tony Awards and an honorary Oscar in 1999. She also received Kennedy Center Honors and was named to the American Film Institute’s list of the 25 most important women in Hollywood history.
Bacall is survived by a son, Stephen, and a daughter, Leslie, from her marriage to Bogart. She’s also survived by a son from her 8-year-marriage to actor Jason Robards, Sam Robards.