Lauren Bacall: 89-year-old actress suffers stroke and dies in New York.

NEW YORK, NY - Actress Lauren Bacall has died.

The 89-year-old was one of female stars of the Golden Age of Hollywood and was famously married to actor Humphrey Bogart until his death in 1957.

Her death was confirmed Tuesday evening by the Bogart Estate, run by son Stephen Bogart.

Reports indicated Bacall died from a massive stroke Tuesday morning at her home. Her daughter, Leslie Bogart, told the Los Angeles Times that no other information was available.

She first emerged as a leading lady in the Humphrey Bogart film "To Have and Have Not" in 1944, She married Bogart in 1945 which launched the "Bogie and Bacall" Hollywood matchup. Bacall was 20 and Bogart was 45.  She then made appearances in Bogart movies "The Big Sleep" in 1946, "Dark Passage" in 1947 and "Key Largo" in 1948. 

Bacall also costarred in "Young Man With a Horn" with Kirk Douglas, "Bright Leaf" with Gary Cooper, "How to Marry a Millionaire" with Betty Grable and Marilyn Monroe, "Blood Alley" with John Wayne, "Written on the Wind" with Rock Hudson and "Designing Woman" with Gregory Peck, according to the LA Times .

Bacall later married actor Jason Robards, Jr. from 1961 to 1969.

Bacall appeared as the meddling mother to Barbra Streisand in "The Mirror Has Two Faces" in 1996, a role for which Bacall received her only Academy Award nomination as Best Supporting Actress.


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