Hollywood legend Lauren Bacall dies

Published Wednesday, 13 August 2014
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One of the legends of the silver screen, Lauren Bacall, has died at the age of 89.

Hollywood legend Lauren Bacall dies
Hollywood actress Lauren Bacall, pictured in 1951. (© Getty)

The sultry star shot to fame back in 1944, after appearing in her first film To Have And Have Not with on and off screen partner Humphrey Bogart.

It was for her relationship with 'Bogie' that she was perhaps best known - to her occasional frustration, when she was treated like a star rather than an actress.

They made movies like Key Largo and Dark Passage together, threw all-night parties, and palled around with Frank Sinatra and others and formed a gang of California carousers known as the Holmby Hills Rat Pack, which Sinatra would resurrect after Bogart's death.

There was no thunderbolt, no clap of thunder, just a simple how-do-you-do.

Lauren Bacall, on meeting Humphrey Bogart

Bacall would outlive her husband by more than 50 years, but never outlive their iconic status.

It was not until 1996 that Bacall received an Oscar nod - as supporting actress for her role as Barbra Streisand's mother in The Mirror Has Two Faces, losing out to The English Patient's Juliette Binoche.

She finally picked up a statuette in November 2009 at the movie academy's Governors Awards gala.

Despite a career that spanned decades, however, it was her early work for which she would be best remembered.

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