Lauren Bacall dead at 89

Hollywood icon Lauren Bacall has died after suffering a “massive stroke” at her home today (August 12). She was 89.

Bacall’s legend was cemented with a run of classic films she made in the ‘40s with Humphrey Bogart—whom she would marry in 1945—including Key Largo, Dark Passage, and The Big Sleep. Her debut performance at the age of 19 in 1944’s To Have and Have Not yielded the line that would forever define her cool sensuality.

Bacall stayed busy (not to mention classy) throughout a career that spanned seven decades, receiving her first Oscar nomination for The Mirror Has Two Faces in 1996. Her later work included features like Lars von Trier’s Dogville (2003) and Manderlay (2005), Jonathan Glazer’s Birth (2004), as well as voice work for projects as varied as Ernest & Celestine (2012) and Family Guy (2014).

In 2006, Bacall even stood up to a Soprano.

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James Blatchford
Good bye, Lauren...classy 'til the end.
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