Well, this is turning into a sad week in Hollywood. Lauren Bacall, the sultry star of film noir, has died at the age of 89. The former model with the seductive, gravelly voice and come-hither eyes co-starred with Humphrey Bogart--onscreen and off--in some of the Golden Age's most memorable crime melodramas: To Have and Have Not, The Big Sleep, Key Largo, and Dark Passage. She was a nineteen-year-old ingenue when they met on the set of To Have and Have Not. Bogie, and everybody else, was enraptured by her when she turned to him, batted her eyelashes and said "you know how to whistle, don't you, Steve? You just put your lips together and blow."
They married a year later and remained together until his death in 1957. She was later married to Jason Robards Jr. Among her many films, Bacall appeared in How To Marry a Millionaire, Harper, Sex and the Single Girl, and Murder on the Orient Express. She continued working on stage and television all the way to the end. One of her last roles was in a guest part on Family Guy earlier this year.
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