Legendary actress Lauren Bacall died at the age of 89. The Oscar nominee was best known for her work in “The Mirror Has Two Faces,” “The Big Sleep,” and “To Have and Have Not.” Bacall had a stroke in her New York City home, according to her family.
Bacall, who’s sultry-voice propelled her into stardom in the 1940s, made her screen debut in 1944’s "To Have and Have Not," which also starred her future husband, Humphrey Bogart. Though 25 years her senior, Bogart and Bacall soon became one of Hollywood's great romances.
“They really were smitten with each other,” said dancer Joy Barlowe in “Bogart.” “You could tell by the looks. He always had his hand on her shoulder. And he called her Baby. … They were always disappearing. That was when directors told the company, ‘O.K., take a break, be back in 15.’ And the rest of us, we’d be right back there. … But they would disappear into one or another of their dressing rooms, and sometimes 15 minutes ran a little longer. But we just thought, ‘Oh, what the heck. And they’d come out looking very happy, a little mussed up, but nothing that you couldn’t fix. I mean, they weren’t obscene about anything.”
Barlowe continued: “Bogie got a little more giggly because of her.”
Bacall married Bogart when she was just 19-years-old, and the two had two children and starred in four films together. Their marriage lasted for 11 years, until Bogart’s death from cancer in 1957. He was 57-years-old. After Bogart passed, Bacall noted, "In my eleven years as his wife I knew the greatest happiness of my life. I have never known quite that quality of pure happiness since." Here's a look back at Bacall's life over the past ten years.