Lauren Bacall's legacy in Hollywood spanned 70 years – her first film, To Have And Have Not, came out in 1944 – and during that time she became one of the most respected and revered actresses in cinema.
When the Oscar-winner passed away Tuesday, at the age of 89, the entertainment world, which was still reeling from the untimely death of Robin Williams, was shaken for the second time in two days. Fans of Bacall took to twitter to post messages and memories, and shared their love of the acclaimed actress with the world.
Barbara Streisand, who worked with Bacall in The Mirror Has Two Face, released a statement which said, "What a terrible loss for us all. First Robin, who was a genius, and now Lauren. It was my privilege to have known her, to have acted with her, and to have directed her. And, most of all, to have had her as a wise and loving friend. She was an original. Even with those great films we can visit again and again, she will be missed.
Other stars like Jenny McCarthy, director Edgar Wright, John Cusack, and many others expressed their sadness, their anguish and their condolences.
Betty Jane Persky grew up to become sexy,tough and wise beyond her years Lauren Bacall. What a career. What a dame.— Illeana Douglas (@Illeanarama) August 13, 2014
Rest in peace Lauren Bacall. I'm honored to have met you. A true class act who will be missed. http://t.co/d3T8DZjgzM— Jesse Tyler Ferguson (@jessetyler) August 13, 2014
Another legend. Goodnight, beauty. pic.twitter.com/BwMTLjTTiQ— Eliza Dushku (@elizadushku) August 13, 2014
Lauren Bacall was a great beauty. A natural to be filmed and photographed in glorious black and white. pic.twitter.com/bPqJ97yo4d— Richard Roeper (@richardroeper) August 13, 2014
I feel so lucky to have met #LaurenBacall, a formidable woman and one of the last links to Hollywood's Golden Age— Leonard Maltin (@leonardmaltin) August 13, 2014
Bogart and Bacall on location for THE AFRICAN QUEEN. pic.twitter.com/fseUbEuYMq— Peter Avellino (@PeterAPeel) August 13, 2014
'You know how to whistle, don't you, Steve? You just put your lips together and blow.' RIP Lauren Bacall.— E L James (@E_L_James) August 13, 2014
Sad to hear we've lost one of the last legends of the Golden Age of Hollywood. I met Lauren Bacall once... a serious "pinch me!" moment!— Dita Von Teese (@DitaVonTeese) August 13, 2014
Now we've lost the great Lauren Bacall RIP dear Betty pic.twitter.com/ElxuZs9ZiF— mia farrow (@MiaFarrow) August 13, 2014