Wed, 13 Aug 2014 00:52:53 GMT — Film actress Lauren Bacall has died as the age of 89. The news comes from the estate of the Bogart family. Bacall, born Betty Joan Perske, was the daughter of Jewish immigrants. She rose to film stardom with her first picture "to Have and Have Not" in 1944 opposite Humphrey Bogart and remained a star the rest of her life. She met the 44 year old Bogart while making the film and the pair were soon married. That marriage lasted twelve years until Bogart's death in 1956. In the late 1950s Bacall appeared live on the popular CBS program "See It Now". After years of living in the shadow of the Bacall-Bogart personae, she took her talent to Broadway, scoring successes first in the comedy "Cactus Flower" and then musicals "Applause" and "Woman of the Year" winning Tony Awards for both. Later in life, she was nominated for an Academy Award for supporting actress, playing Barbara Streisand's mother in "the Mirror Has Two Faces" (1997) She received the Kennedy Center Honors in 1997, and in 1999, the American Film Institute voted her one of the 25 most significant female movie stars in history. In 1997, she received the Kennedy Center Honors; in 1999, the American Film Institute voted her one of the 25 most significant female movie stars in history. Bacall continues to make appearances in recent years, playing herself in a cameo on "The Sopranos" in 2006 and appearing in the 2012 film "The Forger". Lauren Bacall is survived by her two children by Bogart, Stephen and Leslie and her son by Robards, actor Sam Robards.
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