Lauren Bacall Dead at 89; Film Legend Also Earned 3 Emmy Nominations

Lauren Bacall Dead at 89

Silver screen legend Lauren Bacall died on Tuesday morning, after suffering a massive stroke at age 89.

The estate of her onetime husband Humphrey Bogart confirmed the news, first reported by TMZ, via Twitter.

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Born Betty Joan Perske in New York City, Bacall studied at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts after high school. At age 19, she first made her mark by landing the role of Marie Browning, opposite Humphrey Bogart, in 1944’s To Have and Have Not — the first of many on-screen pairings for the actors, who would marry the following year and stay together until Bogart’s passing in ’57.

Bacall’s perhaps most lauded film role was in The Mirror Has Two Faces, which netted her numerous accolades including Golden Globe and SAG awards and an Oscar nod. In 2010, she collected an honorary Academy Award in recognition of her “central place in the Golden Age of motion pictures.”

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Her TV credits included a 1973 TV-movie adaptation of the Broadway musical Applause (in which she reprised her Tony-winning role and in turn earned her first Emmy nomination), Dr. Kildare, an arc on The Rockford Files (scoring her second Emmy nod) and Chicago Hope.

Most recently, this spring she voiced the flirty best friend of Peter’s late mother on Family Guy.

One of cinema’s most famous bits of dialogue, delivered by Bacall in To Have and Have Not:

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16 Comments
  1. Emma says:

    Anyone want to start this week over?

  2. Fran says:

    Another legend gone. There’s not too many of the oldies left anymore. Glad she lived a long life though. RIP.

  3. KCC says:

    May she rest in peace.

  4. A says:

    Lauren Bacall will always be one of my favorite actresses ever. She was so beautiful, so classy, so sultry, and had an amazing singing voice that was completely unique. Take it from me, I am only in my 20s but I am telling you to go back and watch her movies, especially her early ones. She and Humphrey Bogart were incredible together. Seriously, go watch them right now!

  5. James D says:

    what a crappy week huh? she was 89 but still. another tragic loss i grew up watching her and boggie movies on VHS with my parants who loved her. I will never forget watching Have and Have nots for the first time, she was only 19 years old and she commanded the screen next to one of the greatest actors who has ever lived. A classy lady with enormous talant she will be missed. Rest In Peace Ms. Becall you were one of the absolute greats.

    • hud says:

      Agree. She came from an era where classy meant something. She was one of a remaining few. We will not see their like again. She lived through interesting times, and will be missed…

  6. Pat says:

    Lauren Bacall was a very beautiful and classy woman and both of these attributes will live on with all the old movies that are still being shown. Lauren, you are eternally home with your Bogie. May She Rest In Peace.

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