Legendary screen actress, Lauren Bacall, is dead at age 89. Robbert de Klerk, co-managing partner of the Humphrey Bogart Estate, said Bacall died in New York. Grandson, Jamie Bogart confirms she had a “massive stroke.”
“She was, you can say she was a tough personality. She wanted the best and if you weren’t doing the best she let you know about it. She was a great person. Catch her on a bad day it could be interesting. She was a good grandma,” said Bogart, who got the news early Tuesday from his father, “She was lucky to have a pretty unique life.”
Bacall shot to fame in 1944 with her first film, To Have and Have Not, which she made with future husband Humphrey Bogart.
They married in 1945, had two children and went on to make four more films together. Those films include, The Big Sleep (1946), Dark Passage (1947) and Key Largo (1948). Bogart died in 1957.
Later, she married another actor, Jason Robards, and had another son, actor, Sam Robards. The marriage ended in divorce. Between marriages, she dated singer, Frank Sinatra.
Bacall also had a successful Broadway career. She won two Tony Awards for best Actress in a Musical. First, in 1970 for Applause, and in 1981 for Woman of the Year.
She penned two memoirs: By Myself in 1978, which won a National Book Award in 1980, and Now in 1994.