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Actress Lauren Bacall dies at age 89

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Actress Lauren Bacall dies at age 89

By Phyllis Stark. CREATED Aug 12, 2014

An actress who personified Hollywood glamour, Lauren Bacall has died at age 89, according to multiple media reports.

“Her Hollywood career spanned seven decades, with a memorable debut aged 19 opposite her future husband, Humphrey Bogart, in ‘To Have and Have Not,’” reports the BBC. “More than 50 years later, ‘The Mirror Has Two Faces’ earned her a Golden Globe Award and an Academy Award nomination.”
 
Bacall, the daughter of Jewish immigrants, was awarded an honorary Oscar in 2009 in recognition of "her central place in the golden age of motion pictures.” Her other famous films include "Key Largo," "Designing Woman," "The Big Sleep" and "How To Marry A Millionaire." In 1993, the Golden Globe Awards honored her with their presitgious Cecil B. DeMille Award. She also earned three Emmy Awards in her career, according to IMDB, one for a guest-starring role in "The Rockford Files." She earned two Tony Awards for her work on Broadway.
 
TMZ reports Bacall had a "massive stroke" Tuesday morning at her home.
 
A Twitter account for the Bogart estate, run by Bacall's son, tweeted: "With deep sorrow, yet with great gratitude for her amazing life, we confirm the passing of Lauren Bacall,” according to the BBC.
 
She was married to Bogart from 1945 until his death in 1957. She was also married to actor Jason Robards from 1961 until they divorced in 1969. Between husbands, she was engaged for a time to Frank Sinatra. She is survived by three children, two with Bogart and one with Robards.
 
Phyllis Stark

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Phyllis Stark is the Digital Executive Producer - National Content for Journal Broadcast Group.