Living legend Lauren Bacall, an icon of Hollywood´s golden age who lit up the silver screen in a series of classic movies opposite her husband Humphrey Bogart, died Tuesday aged 89.
“With deep sorrow, yet with great gratitude for her amazing life, we confirm the passing of Lauren Bacall,” the Bogart estate confirmed in a brief statement on Twitter.
US media reports said Bacall died after suffering a stroke at her home in New York on Tuesday morning.
Bacall electrified Hollywood in her 1944 screen debut “To Have and Have Not,” when she famously met Bogart and “taught him how to whistle.
“With her smoldering gaze and deep, husky voice, she soon became a mega star both in Hollywood and on Broadway.
Bacall spent much of the rest of her life coming to terms with her early superstardom, which grew into a seven-decade screen and stage career.
Beginning in what has been dubbed as the ‘Golden Age of Hollywood’, her career included wartime dramas and film.