Legendary beauty Lauren Bacall dies at 89

Lauren Bacall
Lauren Bacall and Humphrey Bogart arrive for Academy Awards ceremonies in Los Angeles on March 20, 1952.
(LARRY SHARKEY / Los Angeles Times)

Actress and style icon Lauren Bacall died Tuesday age 89. Bacall, one of the most glamorous women of the 20th century, was a model (discovered at age 17 by the also legendary Diana Vreeland) and stage actress before breaking into film with a stunning debut at 19  in “To Have and Have Not” in 1944. Not long after, she famously married co-star Humphrey Bogart. [Los Angeles Times]

She never forgot her debt to high fashion and was a muse to designers including Yves Saint Laurent, writes Los Angeles Times Fashion Critic Booth Moore. [Los Angeles Times]

See photos of Bacall through the years in the accompanying gallery.

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