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Lauren Bacall dead at 89 after having a massive stroke

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On Aug. 12, 2014, Lauren Bacall died in her hometown of New York City after suffering a massive stroke. She was 89. The Associated Press reported: "She was pronounced dead at New York-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center at 5:21 p.m., according to Kathleen Robinson, the hospital's media relations director."

Bacall (whose real name was Betty Jo Perske) co-starred with Humphrey Bogart (her first husband) in several movies, including the 1940s films "To Have and Have Not," "The Big Sleep" and "Key Largo." She was married to Bogart from 1945 until his death in 1957. Bacall was married to Jason Robards Jr. from 1961 to 1969, when the marriage ended in divorce.

Known for her husky voice and her cat-like green eyes, she was nominated for an Oscar (Best Actress in a Supporting Role) for the 1996 movie "The Mirror Has Two Faces." Bacall received an honorary Oscar in 2010. Other movies in Bacall's career included "Bright Leaf," "How to Marry a Millionaire," "Designing Woman," "Shock Treatment," "Misery," "Murder on the Orient Express," ''The Shootist," "Ready to Wear," "Birth" and "Dogville." Her last on-screen appearance was in the 2012 movie "The Forger." In 2014, Bacall had a guest role as a voice actor on the animated TV series "Family Guy." She had been semi-retired for years before her death.

Bacall won two Tony Awards: one for "Applause" and one for "Woman of the Year."

Bacall is survived by her three children: Stephen Bogart (born in 1949), Leslie Bogart (born in 1952) and Sam Robards (born in 1961).

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