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LEGENDARY ACTRESS LAUREN BACALL DIES AT 89

August 13, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Lauren Bacall, who made her film debut at the age of 19 in 1944 opposite Humphrey Bogart in the World War II drama To Have and Have Not, died Tuesday in New York at age 89. Bogart and Bacall were married in 1945 (he was 45 at the time) and made three other movies together, all for Warner Bros.: The Big Sleep, Dark Passage and Key Largo. Bogart died of throat cancer in 1957. "I never got over that," she later said in interviews. She married Jason Robards in 1961 and divorced him in 1969. Bacall also had a successful career on Broadway, winning a Tony Award for her performance in Applause, which ran from 1970 to 1972. She received her only Oscar nomination — for supporting actress — for 1996’s The Mirror Has Two Faces, playing Barbra Streisand’s mother. Her autobiography, By Myself and Then Some won the National Book Award in 1980.