Bacall was born Betty Joan Perske in the Bronx in 1924 and is an icon of Hollywood's golden age. She has 72 acting credits to her name, highlighted by films where she played opposite Humphrey Bogart — To Have and Have Not, The Big Sleep, Dark Passage, and Key Largo — whom she married in 1945. They stayed married until he died in 1957 and are often considered one of Hollywood's great love stories.
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
Bacall was known for her impossibly sultry voice — the kind of voice that makes you want to stop everything you're doing and listen. This voice: