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Just one day after losing the loveable actor Robin Williams, Hollywood is mourning the loss of classic Hollywood actress Lauren Bacall, who passed away at the age of 89.
As previously reported, Bacall, known for her roles in To Have and Have Not and The Big Sleep passed away today after suffering from a stroke. The actress was born in September of 1924 with the given name of Betty Joan Perske. Originally wanting to be a dancer, she decided to study acting and her first role was in the 1944 film To Have and Have Not, which she starred in alongside her future husband, actor Humphrey Bogart.
After the death of her husband in 1957, Bacall starred in The Gift of Love with Robert Stack. She took a break from films before returning to the big screen and she would later land a part in the 1974 film Murder on the Orient Express. With her sultry looks and husky voice, Bacall was a natural talent and one of the classic beauties from old Hollywood. She leaves behind a legacy to be admired as one of the timeless ladies of Hollywood, such as Ingrid Bergman and Marilyn Monroe.
The passing of Bacall has left many celebrities saddened and many took to Twitter to give their condolences, referring to her status as one of the legends of cinema’s golden age and honoring the legacy she leaves behind.
Photo Credit: Dara Kushner/INFGoff.com
Rest with the angels, Lauren Bacall...
— Alyssa Milano (@Alyssa_Milano) August 12, 2014
Photo via Twitter from Alyssa Milano
With deep sorrow, yet with great gratitude for her amazing life, we confirm the passing of Lauren Bacall. pic.twitter.com/B8ZJnZtKhN
— BogartEstate (@HumphreyBogart) August 12, 2014
The above tweet is from the Bogart Estate, a Twitter account held by the family of screen actor Humphrey Bogart, whom Lauren Bacall wed after they met on the set of To Have and Have Not.
Photo via Twitter from Bogart Estate
— Adrianne Curry (@AdrianneCurry) August 13, 2014
Photo via Twitter from Adrianne Curry
— John Cusack (@johncusack) August 13, 2014
Photo via Twitter from John Cusack
Betty Jane Persky grew up to become sexy,tough and wise beyond her years Lauren Bacall. What a career. What a dame.
— Illeana Douglas (@Illeanarama) August 13, 2014
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Another legend. Goodnight, beauty. pic.twitter.com/BwMTLjTTiQ
— Eliza Dushku (@elizadushku) August 13, 2014
Photo via Twitter from Eliza Dushku
— Michael Eisner (@Michael_Eisner) August 13, 2014
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— Wall Street Journal (@WSJ) August 13, 2014
Photo via Twitter from Wall Street Journal
Lauren Bacall. The greats are leaving us. http://t.co/fWIF5Yna4A
— rose mcgowan (@rosemcgowan) August 13, 2014
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Lauren Bacall -- sad. R.I.P. She was a class act. She will be missed.
— Gene Simmons (@genesimmons) August 13, 2014
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Sad to hear we've lost one of the last legends of the Golden Age of Hollywood. I met Lauren Bacall once... a serious "pinch me!" moment!
— Dita Von Teese (@DitaVonTeese) August 13, 2014
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Another great lost today RIP Lauren Bacall , would loved to had heard her stories of the glory years of Hollywood.
— matt sorum (@mattsorum) August 13, 2014
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RIP Lauren Bacall a grand lady of the golden age of cinema.. http://t.co/zuZyEzsu4T
— Sebastian Roché (@sebroche) August 13, 2014
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"You know how to whistle don't you Steve? You just put your lips together and blow" https://t.co/wi0TOTAe1P RIP the legendary Lauren Bacall.
— edgarwright (@edgarwright) August 13, 2014
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