Lauren Bacall, with her unmistakeable sultry air and husky voice, skyrocketed from obscurity as fashion model Betty Perske to movie stardom during Hollywood's golden age. She died Tuesday at the age of 89.
Hollywood icon Lauren Bacall, shown here in a publicity portrait for "Sex and the Single Girl" in 1964, has died at the age of 89. She died peacefully in her sleep of a stroke, her estate said. Click through to see more images from her life, times and films.
Bacall made her movie debut in the wartime thriller"To Have and Have Not," in which she co-starred with her future husband Humphrey Bogart.
Bacall, born Betty Joan Perske, is shown here in 1945, one year after her screen debut.
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Bogart and Bacall co-starred in another film, "The Big Sleep," two years later, in 1946. It too was directed by Howard Hawks.
The lifelong love Lauren Bacall and Humphrey Bogart shared, begun when they met on the set of "To Have and Have Not," saw the pair co-star in several movies — including 1947's "Dark Passage."
Bacall was beloved of fashion photographers and earned the nickname "The Look" for her distinctive, sultry gaze.
Bacall co-starred with Gary Cooper in the Michael Curtiz movie "Bright Leaf" in 1950.
Bacall smokes as she plays piano in a scene from the film "Young Man with a Horn" in 1950.
Bacall and Bogart, with their son Stevie, leave the studios at Isleworth together in 1951.
Here they pick up Stevie from the London Airport in 1951.
Bacall is shown here with a young Frank Sinatra at the 1955 Oscars after part.
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Actors Marilyn Monroe and Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall attend the premiere of her movie "How To Marry A Millionaire" on November 4, 1953 in Los Angeles, California.
Lauren Bacall, circa 1955.
Lauren Bacall and Gregory Peck co-starred in the 1957 film "Designing Woman," about the aftermath of a whirlwind romance.
Lauren Bacall appears here in this January 1962 photo her second husband, Jason Robards and their baby son Sam, who grew up to follow his parents into show business.
Bacall, center, jokes with movie director Arthur Schlesinger and Leonard Lyons at a party in 1966 at Luchow's Restaurant in New York.
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Bacall laughs during the Tony Awards nominee reception in 1970. She won the Tony that year for her performance in the musical "Applause."
A CBS special featuring Lauren Bacall in Paris, France also featured Yves Saint Laurent. The pair appear in this photo dated June 26, 1968.
Lauren Bacall and Jack Nicholson embrace during American Film Insitute Salute to William Wyler - May 9, 1976 at Century Plaza Hotel in Century City, California, United States.
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Here, Lauren Bacall appears on "The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson." The episode aired January 18, 1979.
Actress Lauren Bacall, actress Gena Rowlands and actress/singer Liza Minnelli attend the "Tempest" Premiere Party on August 8, 1982 aboard the Peking, South Street Seaport in New York City.
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Lauren Bacall appears on "The Tonight Show Starring Jay Leno" on December 27, 1994.
Bacall in a scene from the 1996 film "The Mirror Has Two Faces." The film, written and directed by Barbra Streisand, gave Bacall her first Oscar nomination.
Actress Lauren Bacall and singer Whitney Houston at the 1992 Golden Globe Awards.
Lauren Bacall appeared on "Inside the Actor's Studio" in 1998.
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Bacall helps Hillary Clinton, then a senator, blow out the candles on a cake for her 52nd birthday.
Lauren Bacall and Catherine Zeta Jones pose at the "A Little Night Music" Broadway opening night after party in New York City in 2009.
Lauren Bacall and "Nicky" during Lauren Bacall meets "Nicky" of The Musical "Avenue Q"on Broadway at The John Golden Theater in New York City, New York, United States on October 1, 2003.
Bacall is pictured in Munich, Germany.
Actress Lauren Bacall is shown during an interview with talk show host Larry King on the CNN program "Larry King Live" set for telecast May 6, 2005 and was taped at the CNN studios in Los Angeles March 16, 2005. Bacall discussed her long career and her new book "Lauren Bacall By Myself and Then Some."