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"You know how to whistle don't you, Steve? You just put your lips together...and blow."

With her smoky, sultry-voiced delivery, unapologetically demanding presence and coquettish bedroom eyes, 19 year-old first-time actress Lauren Bacall caught the eyes of Hollywood, the attention of audiences around the world and the heart of her To Have and Have Not co-star, Humphrey Bogart. The pair married shortly after and went on to make three further films together (Dark Passage, The Big Sleep and Key Largo), not to mention two little projects of their own - children Leslie and Stephen. Though Bogart passed away in 1957, Bacall continued to act on the big screen and in theatre for over seven decades before her death earlier today from a stroke at age 89.

Bacall was born Betty Joan Perske in The Bronx on September 16, 1924. After taking classes at the American Academy of Dramatic Art, she earned a living as »

- Emma Badame

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