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Smoky-voiced Hollywood leading lady Lauren Bacall dies aged 89

ITV News Correspondent Paul Davies reports

Lauren Bacall, the award-winning actress and Humphrey Bogart's partner off and on screen, has died at 89.

Robbert JF de Klerk, managing partner of the Humphrey Bogart Estate, said Bacall died yesterday at her home in New York. A family member told entertainment website TMZ that the actress had had a stroke.

Her films included How To Marry A Millionaire, The Mirror Has Two Faces, The Big Sleep and Designing Woman, but one of her biggest was with Bogart - Key Largo, in 1948.

She married Casablanca star Bogart in 1945 and the couple remained together until his death in 1957. They had a son, Stephen Bogart, and a daughter, Leslie Bogart, together.

Bacall went on to have one more son, Sam Robards, with her second husband Jason Robards. She is survived by all three children and six grandchildren.

Hollywood film stars Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall Credit: PA

The actress, who had three children, appeared recently on an episode of the US animated sitcom Family Guy as Evelyn, a friend of Peter's mother.

Sultry-voiced Bacall became famous with her first movie scene, opposite Bogart in 1944's To Have And Have Not. The willowy 19-year-old famously said: "You know how to whistle, don't you, Steve? You just put your lips together and blow."

She was nominated for an Academy Award, won two Tony Awards and received an honorary Oscar in 2009.