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Lauren Bacall, who leapt to stardom at age 19 when she was cast in To Have and Have Not opposite Humphrey Bogart, whom she later married, has passed away of a suspected stroke. She was 89.

Bacall starred with Bogart in three more films - The Big Sleep, Dark Passage and Key Largo - making their onscreen partnership one of the most memorable in movie history. She was married to Bogart for the last dozen years of his life, and then fashioned for herself a solid career both onstage and in the movies, winning a Tony award for her lead role in "Applause," a musical adaptation of the film All About Eve. Among her better film appearances - Murder On The Orient Express, and The Shootist, starring with John Wayne in his last film, in which he played an aging gunfighter dying of cancer, and in which her performance was no doubt informed by her experience with Bogart.

And, memorably, she even showed up in "The Sopranos," playing herself and being punched out by Christopher Moltisanti.
KC's View:
Want to watch two of the more sexually charged scenes in movie history? Just take a look at these two clips - one from To Have and Have Not and the other from The Big Sleep. Absolutely nothing specific or explicit is said, and yet they are enormously hot … and leave no doubt about why Bogart was captivated by Lauren Bacall.

To Have and Have Not.

The Big Sleep.