Actress Lauren Bacall dies at 89

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Actress and New York City resident Lauren Bacall has died at the age of 89, CBS News confirmed.

Born Betty Joan Perske in the Bronx in 1924, Bacall was known for her roles with, and marriage, to Humphrey Bogart.

Bacall had planned to become a dancer as a youngster and took journalism classes as a teen, but she turned to acting after meeting Bette Davis, CBS News recalled.

She became an overnight success with what came to be viewed as a legendary performance in the film, “To Have and Have Not” with Bogart in 1944.

She married Bogart the following year, and made several more films with him, including “The Big Sleep,” “Dark Passage,” and “Designing Woman” before Bogart’s death in 1957.

Bacall’s film career went on afterward, including roles in “Sex and the Single Girl” with Henry Fonda and Tony Curtis in 1964, and “Harper” with Paul Newman and Julie Harris two years later.

She received the Kennedy Center Honors in 1997 and was voted one of the 25 most significant female movie stars ever by the American Film Institute two years later.


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