The screen icon, leading lady of the Golden Age and Humphrey Bogart soulmate has died of stroke in New York. She was 89.

Bacall was born on September 16, 1924, in New York. After a brief stage career and time as a model, she was spotted by Howard Hawks who cast her in To Have And Have Not opposite Bogart.

Her portrayal of Slim in the adventure romance featured the famous line uttered to Bogart’s character: “You know how to whistle, don’t you, Steve? You just put your lips together… and blow.”

The pair would forge a celebrated on-screen career and married in 1945. They remained wedded until Bogart died in 1957 and starred together in The Big Sleep, Key Largo and Dark Passage.

Her screen credits include Murder On The Orient Express, The Mirror Has Two Faces, for which she earned her sole lead actress Oscar nomination in 1997, The Shootist and Pret A Porter.

More recent roles included Dogville and Birth. Bacall received an honourary Oscar in 2010.

She married a second time to Jason Robards in 1961 before they divorced eight years later.

Bacall is survived by her son Sam Robards, daughter Leslie Bogart and son Stephen Bogart.

“With deep sorrow, yet with great gratitude for her amazing life, we confirm the passing of Lauren Bacall,” wrote the Bogart family estate on Twitter.