UPDATE: Mia Farrow, Marlee Matlin & More Stars Take to Twitter to Remember Lauren Bacall
And as the news of her death travels across the web, celebrities, arts organizations and others have begun to express their loss and thanks to the great actress. Scroll down for their memories of and tributes to Bacall, and be sure to check back as more heartfelt words pour in...
Mia Farrow: Now we've lost the great Lauren Bacall RIP dear Betty
Leonard Maltin: I feel so lucky to have met #LaurenBacall, a formidable woman and one of the last links to Hollywood's Golden Age
Marlee Matlin: When I told my pal #LaurenBacall I had boyfriend troubles she said "Men, f**k 'em!" Give 'em hell in heaven Betty RIP
Jenny McCarthy: I had the amazing opportunity to work with Lauren Bacall in the movie Diamonds. She was one of a kind. #legend #RIP
Cary Elwes: RIP #LaurenBacall feel privileged to have spent such quality time with a truly classy legend
Dita Von Teese: Sad to hear we've lost one of the last legends of the Golden Age of Hollywood. I met Lauren Bacall once... a serious "pinch me!" moment!
Richard Roeper: Lauren Bacall was a great beauty. A natural to be filmed and photographed in glorious black and white.
Illeana Douglas: Betty Jane Persky grew up to become sexy,tough and wise beyond her years Lauren Bacall. What a career. What a dame.
Now we've lost the great Lauren Bacall RIP dear Betty https://twitter.com/MiaFarrow
Wow. Another legend gone. RIP Lauren Bacall. You inspired me beyond measure. ??- Jaimie Alexander (@JaimieAlexander) August 13, 2014
Two greats lost in two days. Today we lost the beautiful class act that was Lauren Bacall. Maybe finally she can see Bogie again.- Jennifer Stone (@comeagainjen) August 13, 2014
Lauren Bacall -- sad. R.I.P. She was a class act. She will be missed.- Gene Simmons (@genesimmons) August 13, 2014
- Al Hirschfeld (@AlHirschfeld) August 13, 2014
Justin Vivian Bond (@mxjustinVbond) August 13, 2014
The world was a little less funny today, now it's a little less glamorous. #RIPLaurenBacall- Lesli Margherita (@QueenLesli) August 13, 2014
"You know how to whistle don't you Steve? You just put your lips together and blow" https://t.co/wi0TOTAe1P RIP the legendary Lauren Bacall.- edgarwright (@edgarwright) August 13, 2014
"I've been very lucky in life." - Lauren Bacall Receiving her honorary Oscar: http://t.co/XiLDpk0vFi- The Academy (@TheAcademy) August 13, 2014
"Imagination is the highest kite one can fly." Another legend lost today. Rest in Peace Lauren Bacall. http://t.co/j6YwIkv8HY- Kris Jenner (@KrisJenner) August 13, 2014
To Have & Have Not :,-(- Cher (@cher) August 13, 2014
Rest in peace Lauren Bacall. I'm honored to have met you. A true class act who will be missed. http://t.co/d3T8DZjgzM- Jesse Tyler Ferguson (@jessetyler) August 13, 2014
Sleep tight, sweet souls.- Kathie Lee Gifford (@KathieLGifford) August 13, 2014
Bacall's career as a leading lady took off when she starred in the Humphrey Bogart film To Have and Have Not (1944). The film made Bacall an overnight success and featured one of the most famous lines in film history, "You know how to whistle, don't you, Steve? You just put your lips together and... blow." Following her first collaboration with Bogart, the couple became romantically involved and married on May 21, 1945.
Bacall's work on Broadway included Goodbye, Charlie (1959), Cactus Flower (1965), Applause (1970) and Woman of the Year (1981). She won Tony Awards for her performances in the latter two. For her work in the Chicago theatre, Bacall won the Sarah Siddons Award in 1972 and again in 1984.
Her performance in the movie The Mirror Has Two Faces opposite Barbra Streisand (1996) earned her a Golden Globe Award and an Academy Award nomination. In 2009, she was selected by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences to receive an Academy Honorary Award "in recognition of her central place in the Golden Age of motion pictures." Bacall received the Kennedy Center Honors in 1997. In 1999, she was voted one of the 25 most significant female movie stars in history by the American Film Institute.