Lauren Bacall dies aged 89

The Hollywood icon and leading lady reportedly suffered a stroke at her home

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Legendary Hollywood actress Lauren Bacall has died at the age of 89

Hollywood actress and cinematic icon Lauren Bacall passed away on Tuesday at her home from a suspected stroke. She was 89 years old. 

The legendary actress – described as one of the leading lights of the Golden Age of Hollywood – starred in classic movies such as film noir The Big Sleep and screwball comedies How To Marry A Millionaire and Designing Woman

The Bogart estate tweeted confirmation of Bacall's passing.

Bacall shot to fame when she was 19 years old, acting next to Humphrey Bogart in the 1944 film To Have and Have Not. The two actors later married and starred in several movies together. They remained together until Bogart's death in 1956.

At 73, Bacall was nominated for an Oscar for Best Supporting Actress for her role as Barbara Streisand's mother in The Mirror Has Two Faces. In 1999, she was voted one of the 25 most significant female movie stars in history by the American Film Institute.

Rest in peace, Bacall. Watch one of her most iconic scenes – the whistle scene from To Have and Have Not – below: 

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