Iconic Hollywood actress Lauren Bacall dead at 89

Lauren Bacall at her peak in Hollywood. (Source: Yank Magazine/Wikicommons)
Lauren Bacall at her peak in Hollywood. (Source: Yank Magazine/Wikicommons)

(RNN) – Lauren Bacall, the iconic bombshell starlet who rose to fame in Hollywood's Golden Age, has passed away, according to the Hollywood Reporter. She was 89 years old.

The official Twitter account of her Humphrey Bogart's estate broke the news, tweeting: "With deep sorrow, yet with great gratitude for her amazing life, we confirm the passing of Lauren Bacall."

With nicknames like “The Look” and “Betty,” Bacall's beauty and acting ability made her a hot commodity to Hollywood, and she has more than 70 acting credits to her name, according to IMDB.

Born Betty Joan Perske in New York City on Sept. 16, 1924, she was the daughter of a Polish-Jewish immigrant mother and a New Jersey salesman.

As a child, Bacall wanted to become a dancer, but found acting suited her more. After graduating from high school, she entered the modeling world. She briefly studied at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts, which got her a handful of off-Broadway roles.

Through modeling, she gained notoriety from being on the cover of Harper's Bazaar.

Her deep, sultry voice and cat-shaped eyes made her perfect for the silver screen.

Bacall was famously married to actor Humphrey Bogart, a costar in a few films, in 1945. The Hollywood power couple were married until his death in 1957 of throat cancer. In 1961, she married Jason Robarts, until they divorced in 1969.

Her most popular role came in the 1948 film Key Largo.

Bacall had three children.

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