Lauren Bacall 1924-2014

We just can't catch a break this week, can we? Screen legend Lauren Bacall, once the wife of Humphrey Bogart, died today of a stroke at age 89. A great beauty who made her big screen debut at just 19 years old in To Have and Have Not (1944), her first film with her future husband. The two became the famous Hollywood couple known as Bogie and Bacall, and her best films came in the 1940's and 50's and included The Big Sleep (1946), Dark Passage (1947) and Key Largo (1948), all with Bogie. She then continued to act in films right up to the present day and shared the screen with other legends like Marilyn Monroe in How to Marry a Millionaire (1953), Rock Hudson in Written on the Wind (1956), John Wayne in The Shootist (1976), and well into her later years she was nominated for an Oscar for the Barbra Streisand directed The Mirror Has Two Faces (1996). She was one of the last remaining stars of Hollywood's Golden Age, and received an Honorary Oscar in 2009 and the Kennedy Center Honors in 1997.

The famous "do you know how to whistle" scene with Bogie in To Have and Have Not:

Being honored with the lifetime achievement Oscar in 2009: