According today Aug. 12, The New York Times and Yahoo News has reported that the screen legend Lauren Bacall has passed away at age 89. Her death was confirmed by Robert de Klerk, he was the co-manager partner with Bacall's son Stephen Bogart at the Humphrey Bogart. She passed away in New York City and it was reported that she had suffered from a stroke.
She was born in New York in 1924 as Betty Joan Perske. Her parents divorced when she was five and she modified her mother's maiden name for her screen name, which we know today as Bacall.
Bacall was one of the greatest actresses of her time, she starred in many classics like "Key Largo," and many modern classics like Lars Von Trier's "Dogville." Her and another screen legend of his time, Humphrey Bogart were known for their movies together and for their lovable marriage until his death in 1957.
Her first screen debut was in 1944 with Bogart, that movie was called "To Have and Have Not." She had been only 19 at the time when she made her first movie and when she first met Bogart, he was in his 40s at the time. The two became a pair and are now known in Hollywood's history as one of the most iconic couples both on and off the screen.
In 1996 Bacall got her first Oscar nomination for the movie "The Mirror Has Two Faces" but she lost out. Years later in 2009, the actress was awarded an honorary Academy Award for her work.
While she had starred in many movies Bacall also had a career in Broadway. She won in 1970 and in 1981 for the Tony Award for Best Actress.
Lauren Bacall was a legend and will always be remembered for her screen roles from the comedy with Marilyn Monroe, "How To Marry A Millionaire," and to the film noir with Bogart "Dark Passage." She was an iconic actress that will be greatly missed by many.