Hollywood legend Lauren Bacall, best known for her string of celebrated noir performances opposite husband Humphrey Bogart in the 1940 and '50s – has passed away at the age of 89.
MSNBC reporter Thomas Robert broke the news on his twitter account, and was later confirmed by the Humphrey Bogart Estate.
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 began her career in entertainment in the early '40s as a fashion model until she was discovered by director Howard Hawks and his wife. Hawks cast Bacall in the 1944 romantic war film To Have And Have Not, adapted from the novel of the same name by Ernest Hemingway.
It was on the set of To Have Or Have Not that Bacall met Hollywood tough-guy Humphrey Bogart. Bogart and Bacall began their legendary relationship. They would go on to be one of the industry's biggest power couples and would go on to star together ion The Big Sleep, Dark Passage and Key Largo.
Bogart and Bacall married in 1945 and remained married until Bogart's death in 1957, at the age of 57, from cancer related to smoking. The couple had two children.
She later married actor Jason Robards in 1961, but the two got divorced in 1968. From her marriage to Robards, Bacall had another child.
In 1996, Bacall appeared in The Mirror Has Two Faces, for which she was nominated for an Oscar for Best Supporting Actress. Bacall would later be presented with an honorary Academy Award in 2010.
According to reports, Bacall passed away from a stroke.
Bacall is survived by her three children, Stephen and Leslie Bogart and Sam Robards.