News - August 13, 2014

Actress Lauren Bacall dies aged 89
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Actress Lauren Bacall dies aged 89

Actress Lauren Bacall has passed away at the age of 89. 

Bacall, who had a career on stage and screen that spanned more than seven decades, reportedly died after suffering a major stroke at her home in New York, according to BBC News. 

Born in Brooklyn, New York in 1924, she went on to become one of cinema's biggest stars, with roles in the classic films like How to Marry a Millionaire, where she starred alongside with Marilyn Monroe, Designing Woman with Gregory Peck and The Mirror Has Two Faces, which earned her a Golden Globe Award and an Oscar nomination. 

Bacall was first married to Casablanca star Humphrey Bogart, with whom she starred in To Have and Have Not, The Big Sleep and Key Largo. The couple were married up until Bogart's death in 1957 and had two children, a son and daughter. After his death, Bacall had a short, high-profile relationship with singer Frank Sinatra, before meeting second husband Jason Robards, with whom she had a son. 

Bacall was awarded an honorary Oscar in 2009 in recognition of "her central place in the golden age of motion pictures". 

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