TMZ reports that she died of a stroke in her home on Tuesday. This leading lady of Hollywood's golden age had a career that spanned six decades on both the silver screen and the stage. Her classic sophistication combined with a saucy attitude and timeless good looks ensured her a place in history as one of our most beloved actresses.
Bacall rocketed to stardom in 1944 after being cast opposite Humphrey Bogart in To Have and Have Not, the first of their four films together. At just 19 years old, she held her own against the seasoned actor, and their palpable chemistry sparked off-screen too. The pair wed in 1945, when she was just 20 and he was 45.
They remained married until Bogart's death in 1957 and had two children together. Although she remarried a few years later and had another child, it seems like she may never have gotten over her love affair with Bogey. She divorced Jason Robards Jr. after a tumultuous few years together and never expressed any desire to remarry after that.
In memory of Lauren Bacall, here are five of her best roles.
To Have and Have Not
In her breakout role as Marie "Slim" Browning, Bacall had one of her most memorable lines. "You know how to whistle, don't you, Steve? You just put your lips together and ... blow."
How to Marry a Millionaire
Bacall starred with Marilyn Monroe and Betty Grable as women on the search for wealthy husbands. She offers some sage advice with, "Next thing you got to remember is the gentlemen you meet on the cold cuts may not be as attractive as the one you meet in the mink department at Bergdorf's."
The Big Sleep
Another one of her films with Bogart, in this scene, she shows off her singing voice.
Bacall plays a fashion designer who marries a sportswriter (Gregory Peck) before they get to know each other. Hilarious antics ensue.
The Mirror Has Two Faces
Bacall received her only Academy Award nomination late in life, as Barbra Streisand's meddling yet loving mother.
What will you remember Lauren Bacall most for?
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