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Legendary Hollywood Actress Lauren Bacall Dies of Stroke

August 13, 2014 02:39:38 GMT

The legendary actress, who is best known for her works in 'The Big Sleep' and 'How to Marry a Millionaire', passed away at the age of 89 after suffering a stroke.


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Lauren Bacall passed away after a massive stroke in her house in New York City on Tuesday, August 12. She was 89. Humphrey Bogart's estate confirmed the sad news on Twitter. The estate wrote alongside a picture of Lauren, "With deep sorrow, yet with great gratitude for her amazing life, we confirm the passing of Lauren Bacall."

The legendary actress, who was born on September 16, 1924 in The Bronx, New York, gained prominence after starring in 1944's "To Have and Have Not" along with Humphrey. Her famous line in the movie was, "You know how to whistle, don't you, Steve? You just put your lips together and... blow."

In the following year, Lauren married Humphrey at Malabar Farm, Lucas, Ohio when she was 20 and her husband was 45. Since then, the pair continued to star as lovers in several movies, including 1946's "The Big Sleep", 1947's "Dark Passage" and 1948's "Key Largo".

Lauren had worked with many legendary actors, such as Marilyn Monroe in 1953's "How to Marry a Millionaire", June Allyson in 1954's "Woman's World" and Gregory Peck in 1957's "Designing Women" .

Lauren was married to Humphrey until his death from cancer in 1957. In 1961, she tied the knot with Jason Robards, but later divorced him in 1969. She has two children together with Humphrey and one child together with Jason.

Lauren is also known for her works on Broadway's musical. She won Tony Awards for her works in 1970's "Applause" and in 1981's "Woman of the Year". She earned a Golden Globe Award and an Academy Award nomination for her performance in 1996's "The Mirror Has Two Faces".

Lauren is survived by three children, Stephen Bogart, Leslie Bogart and actor Sam Robards.



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