Actress Lauren Bacall dies at 89
Legendary actress Lauren Bacall has died at the age of 89.
Bacall's death was announced on the Humphrey Bogart Estate Facebook page Tuesday evening. NBC News confirmed Bacall died of a stroke early Tuesday.
Born Betty Joan Perske in New York on September 16, 1924, Bacall was just 19 when she was cast opposite the 44-year-old Bogart in 1944's "To Have and Have Not."
In that film, Bacall delivered one of the most memorable lines in movie history.
"You know how to whistle, now, don't you Steve? You just put your lips together and blow," she said to Bogart, who she married the following year.
She would refer to Bogart as "my great love" for the rest of her life. The couple starred together in a series of classic films, including "The Big Sleep" and "Key Largo." Each one showcased Bacall's smoky voice and sultry looks.
"I was so lucky to have had him, to have had that life and that romance. Everything that happened to me at once at the age of 19," Bacall said.
They were married for more than 11 years, until Bogart's death in 1957.
She starred in more than 30 films in a career spanning more than 60 years, including 1953's "How To Marry A Millionaire" with Marilyn Monroe. Other roles had her opposite some of Hollywood's greatest leading men.
She married Oscar-winning actor Jason Robards Jr. in 1961. The couple divorced in 1969.
Bacall was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her role in 1996's "The Mirror Has Two Faces." She was given an honorary Oscar in 2009. She won Tony Awards for "Applause" in 1970 and "Woman of the Year" in 1981.