Hollywood icon Lauren Bacall has passed away. She was 89.
A family member confirmed that the actress died on Tuesday morning after suffering a massive stroke at her California home.
The stunning actress was born Betty Joan Perske in New York in 1924. She was a model before making a career in acting.
At age 19, she starred with Humphrey Bogart in “To Have and Have Not” in 1944. She married the leading man a year later, when she was 20 and he was 45.
They had two children, Stephen Humphrey Bogart and Leslie Bogart.
After a brief romance with Frank Sinatra following Bogart’s death, Bacall married Jason Robards Jr. in 1961 and divorced him in 1969 mainly because of his drinking problem. They had one son, Sam Robards.
Her death was confirmed by Bogart’s estate on Twitter.
They posted her photo, along with the statement, “With deep sorrow, yet with great gratitude for her amazing life, we confirm the passing of Lauren Bacall”.
Lauren Bacall was known for her roles in “Key Largo,” “The Big Sleep” and “Dogville.”
She was awarded an honorary award by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in “recognition of her central place in the golden age of motion pictures.”
Bacall was known not only for her beauty, but her sexy, husky voice.
The sad news comes just a day after the world was shocked by the death of another legendary actor, Robin Williams.
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