Tallulah Bankhead in Die! Die! My Darling! (1965).
"He was too old for me, he’d had three wives, he drank, he was an actor and he was goyim," Bacall wrote in her autobiography of her prime passion. All that meant nothing to the slinky 19-year-old model who met the 44-year-old star while filming To Have and Have Not. They wed in 1945 (Bogie coolly muttered "hello, baby" at the end of the ceremony), and the two embarked on several delirious years running late with the Hollywood Rat Pack, saving time for two children. "Bogie and I were ridiculous, holding hands like teenagers….we mooned and swooned, we really loved," Bacall has said. The honeymoon ended in January 1957 when Bogart died of cancer. Wrote Bacall: "No one has written a romance better than we lived it."
Lauren Bacall, the tough-talking femme fatale, died on Tuesday at the age of 89.
Known for her smoky voice and sultry stare, Bacall raised the temperature in a quartet of hard-boiled 1940s thrillers, although her career went on to include musicals, melodramas and art-house controversies. She won Tony awards for her work on the Broadway stage and an honorary Oscar for her life’s work on screen.
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