Lauren Bacall: Cinematic legend and film immortal

August 13, 2014 9:11 AM

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Lauren Bacall appeared in films spanning 68 years, won an Oscar and was firmly established as a major Broadway star and fashion icon — but cinched immortality very early in her career as the co-star and wife of Humphrey Bogart.

Bacall, who died yesterday at the age of 89, made an unforgettable screen debut. At age 19, the former fashion model from the Bronx was cast opposite Bogart in Howard Hawks’ “To Have and Have Not” (1944) as a sultry stranger who seduces Bogart’s world-weary fishing boat captain into helping the anti...

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