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Lauren Bacall | 1924-2014

Lauren Bacall, the smoky-voiced movie legend who taught Humphrey Bogart how to whistle in "To Have and Have Not," has died at the age of 89, according to her family.

Bacall launched her career with the 1944 film that turned "Bogie and Bacall" into one of Hollywood's legendary couples on screen and off.

She was born Betty Joan Perske on Sept. 16, 1924, in New York.

Bogart and Bacall, who married in 1945 and were together until his death 12 years later, were teamed up in three more Warner Bros. movies, "The Big Sleep," "Dark Passage" and "Key Largo."

She also costarred with many of the era's biggest names, Kirk Douglas in "Young Man With a Horn", Gary Cooper in "Bright Leaf," Betty Grable and Marilyn Monroe in "How to Marry a Millionaire," John Wayne in "Blood Alley," Rock Hudson in "Written on the Wind" and Gregory Peck in "Designing Woman." 


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