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Hollywood icon Lauren Bacall has died at the age of 89

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Hollywood mourns the loss of screen legend Lauren Bacall

Lauren Bacall, an important figure in the early days of film in Hollywood, has died. The actress was 89.

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TMZ reports that Bacall, whose real name is Betty Joan Perske, suffered a stroke at her home Tuesday morning, Aug. 12. She died just a day after the loss of another Hollywood legend — Robin Williams.

Bacall was born in 1924 in New York City to working-class parents who were divorced when she was only 5 years old. According to IMDb, the actress studied at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York and starred off-Broadway after high school.

The actress was cast in To Have and Have Not in 1944, at the age of 19. She played opposite Humphrey Bogart, who later became her husband. Bacall and Bogart went on to star in numerous films together, including what may be considered the most important — Key Largo, in 1948.

Bacall was married to Bogart until his death in 1957. Soon after Bogart's death, Bacall announced she was engaged to Frank Sinatra, but he called it off soon after.

Bacall married Jason Robards in 1961 (they were divorced in 1969). The actress leaves behind three children, all of whom have stayed in Hollywood: Sam Robards (who starred in Gossip Girl and American Beauty), Stephen Bogart and Leslie Bogart.

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Bacall's career spanned 70 years in Hollywood and her last role ended up being in an episode of Family Guy. She was rumored to be filming a new film called Trouble is My Business, but it's not clear if her role was complete.

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