Hollywood icon Lauren Bacall passes away aged 89
Remembering a legendary actress
The heartbreaking news was first reported by the Bogart Estate's Twitter account – managed in part by Bacall's son – Stephen Humphrey Bogart. The actress, aged 89, died on Tuesday morning of a stroke in her home in the Dakota, the famed Upper West Side building that overlooks Central Park in Manhattan.
The everlasting icon was known for husky voice, beautiful looks and romance with Humphrey Bogart. Together Bacall and Bogart were one of the most popular Hollywood couples, their magical romance even provided the lyrics for Bertie Higgins' 1981 pop hit Key Largo. "Just looking at him could make me tremble. When he took my hand in his, the feeling caught me in the pit of my stomach-his hand was warm, protecting, and full of love. When he saw me at the beginning of the day and when he called me on the telephone, his first words were always, 'Hello, Baby.'", the actress said about Bogart.
After Bogart died at age 57, Bacall had a romance with legendary singer Frank Sinatra, however it was short-lived after Sinatra called it quits after only a year.
The actress who worked steadily for more than six decades, was also nominated for an Academy Award in 1997 for The Mirror Has Two Faces and received and honorary Oscar at the 2009 Governors Awards, which recognised her contributions to cinema.