This is a rough week of bad news for Hollywood fans. Just after receiving the devastating news of the suicide hanging death of Robin Williams, Lauren Bacall died. Bacall passed away peacefully in her home in New York City yesterday reported People on Aug. 12, 2014.
Robbert de Klerk, co-managing partner of the Humphrey Bogart estate, announced the death of Bacall. He was given the sad news by Bacall's son, Stephen Bogart. Bacall, who was 89 years old, had resided in Manhattan's Upper West Side for a long time.
When she was just a 19 year old model Bacall was launched by a Harper's Bazaar cover. She had changed her name from Betty Joan Perske and was signed by Warner Bros. in 1943. Bacall was recognized for her unusual grace as an actress.
Humphrey Bogart, who was 25 years her senior, was the great love of her life, and she his, Bacall's son Stephen has said. In 1945 shortly after Bogart's divorce from his third wife, he and Bacall were married at a friend's farm in Ohio. Their son Stephen was born three years later followed by their daughter Leslie. Years later after Bogart died Bacall had another son, Sam, during her failed marriage to Jason Robards.
Bacall will always be remembered most for her roles opposite Bogart in such films as "To Have and Have Not" and "The Big Sleep" in the 1940s reports Fox News. According to Variety Bacall suffered a suspected stroke. The Humphrey Bogart Estate tweeted that with deep sorrow, but with great gratitude for her amazing life, her death has been confirmed.
It was her deep voice and seductive stare that made Bacall famous. Bogart seemed to fall in love with Bacall instantly when at 19 years old during her screen debut opposite him in "To Have and Have Not" she smiled and said, "You know how to whistle, don't you, Steve? You just put your lips together and... blow." Bacall will always be remembered as "the girl with the look" as director Billy Wilder once referred to her.