Hollywood legend Lauren Bacall dies at 89

One of the legends of the Golden Age of Hollywood, Lauren Bacall, has died, according to the Bogart Estate. The actress died of a massive…

Lauren Bacall attends the ‘Designing Woman’ AMPAS after party at Le Cirque on October 5, 2009 in New York City. Bacall died of a massive stroke at age 89, on August 12, 2014.(Photo by Ben Hider/Getty Images)

One of the legends of the Golden Age of Hollywood, Lauren Bacall, has died, according to the Bogart Estate.

The actress died of a massive stroke Tuesday morning at her home in New York City.

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“With deep sorrow, yet with great gratitude for her amazing life, we confirm the passing of Lauren Bacall,” said the tweet of the estate of her former husband Humphrey Bogart confirmed.

Bacall famously starred with and married Humphrey Bogart in a slew of movies, including “The Mirror Has Two Faces,” “How to Marry a Millionaire” and “Designing Woman.”

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.

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.

She was among the last of the old-fashioned Hollywood stars and her legend, and the legend of “Bogie and Bacall” — the hard-boiled couple who could fight and make up with the best of them — started almost from the moment she appeared on screen. A fashion model and bit-part New York actress before moving to Hollywood at 19, Bacall achieved immediate fame in 1944 with one scene in her first film, “To Have and Have Not.”

Leaving Bogart’s hotel room, she murmured:

“You don’t have to say anything, and you don’t have to do anything. Not a thing. Oh, maybe just whistle. You know how to whistle, don’t you, Steve? You just put your lips together and blow.”

She was less than half Bogart’s age, yet as wise and as jaded as him. Her sly glance, with chin down and eyes raised, added to her fame; she was nicknamed “The Look.” Bogart and Bacall married amid headlines in 1945, and they co-starred in three more films, “The Big Sleep” (1946), “Dark Passage” (1947) and “Key Largo” (1948). Their marriage lasted until his death from cancer in 1957.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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