Lauren Bacall, Hollywood and Broadway legend, dies at age 89

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CaptureNEW YORK, NY – She smoldered onto the screen and into the hearts of fans, male and female, with her long legs, long arms, and, well, “The Look” that could make even Bogey whistle.

Lauren Bacall had been born with a face that would let her get away, and when Humphrey Bogart saw that face, well, as the song says, he lost all control.

“To Have and Have Not” was their first film together. She was 19. He was 44.

They made other films, like “The Big Sleep”, and their love affair was one of Hollywood’s greatest stories, on film and in real life.

Bogart died of cancer in 1957, leaving Bacall a widow at the age of 32, with two small children.

She was engaged to family friend Frank Sinatra. But frank went to Vegas and Bacall ended up with actor Jason Robards, with whom she had a son. She blamed his drinking for their divorce.

She spent nearly 20 years on stage, winning 2 Tony awards.

She returned to films in her later years, earning her only Oscar nomination starring opposite Barbara Streisand in “The Mirror Has Two Faces.”

Lauren Bacall’s death in New York at the age of 89, one of the last links to the entertainment world’s glittering past.