Lauren Bacall, starring alongside her husband Humphrey Bogart in Old Hollywood Classics like The Big Sleep, Key Largo and To Have and Have Not, has passed away at the age of 89.
The Humphrey Bogart Estate and Twitter account had the news:
With deep sorrow, yet with great gratitude for her amazing life, we confirm the passing of Lauren Bacall. pic.twitter.com/B8ZJnZtKhN
— BogartEstate (@HumphreyBogart) August 12, 2014
Bacall was easily one of the biggest Old Hollywood starlets to have never won an Oscar, save for an Honorary Award in 2009. She played the femme fatale in noirs with the power to turn Bogie into putty, famously teaching him “how to whistle” in To Have and Have Not, and in every black and white press photo she took she seemed to emit a penetrating glower beneath thick eyebrows.
Bacall married Bogart in 1945, shortly after meeting and appearing together in To Have and Have Not when Bacall was just 19. Bacall was Bogie’s fourth marriage and the pair ultimately appeared in four films together.
Contemporary audiences may recognize Bacall more for her voice work in the English Howl’s Moving Castle or Ernest & Celestine, as well as alongside Nicole Kidman in Lars von Trier’s Dogville and alongside Barbra Streisand in The Mirror Has Two Faces, for which she was nominated for an Oscar.