That scene firmly affixed Bacall’s star in the Hollywood firmament. She was only a teenager at the time, and it was her first movie, “To Have and Have Not.” Bacall captivated a generation and her costar as well. From that time forward, she and Bogart became an item, then costars and partners in a marriage that lasted until Bogart’s death.
I’ll never forget Bacall in her Tony-Award winning role as “Woman of the Year.” She was 56 and she dominated the stage. She played a beautiful, competent woman caught in the classic cliché: professional career or satisfying love life. She says she can have both: “I’m one of the girls who’s one of the boys.”
RIP, Lauren Bacall.