Lauren Bacall dead at 89

Cropped screenshot of Lauren Bacall and Humphr...

Lauren Bacall and Humphrey Bogart, from the trailer for the film To Have and Have Not. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Lauren Bacall, the famed Hollywood actress, has passed away at the age of 89.  It was reported that Miss Bacall had recently suffered a stroke.

Miss Bacall starred in many movies over her career starting out with To Have and Have Not in 1944.  She would go on to start in other big name movies, such as: The Big Sleep, Key Largo, Blood Alley, Designing Woman, Murder on the Orient Express, The Shootist, and The Mirror Has Two Faces.

Miss Bacall would win two Tony awards, a Golden Globe award, an Academy Honorary Award, a Bette Davis Medal of Honor, and a Kennedy Center award just to name a few.

Miss Bacall was married twice, first to Humphrey Bogart (who she appeared in several movies with) from 1945 until his death in 1957, and then to Jason Robards Jr. from 1961 to 1969, which ended in divorce.  She would have three children.  Miss Bacall also dated Frank Sinatra briefly after Bogart’s death.

Miss Bacall was born Betty Joan Perske on September 16th, 1924 in New York City.

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