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Bacall, Bogart and more reel-to-real romances

By Breeanna Hare, CNN
updated 1:21 PM EDT, Wed August 13, 2014
Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall first appeared together in 1944's "To Have And Have Not." They collaborated on several other projects, including "The Big Sleep" -- pictured here -- and "Dark Passage." They were married in 1945. Bogart died of cancer in 1957, leaving behind Bacall and their two children. <a href='http://www.cnn.com/2014/08/12/showbiz/lauren-bacall-dead/' target='_blank'>Bacall passed away in August 2014</a> at the age of 89. Let's see which other famous couples took their romance from reel to real: Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall first appeared together in 1944's "To Have And Have Not." They collaborated on several other projects, including "The Big Sleep" -- pictured here -- and "Dark Passage." They were married in 1945. Bogart died of cancer in 1957, leaving behind Bacall and their two children. Bacall passed away in August 2014 at the age of 89. Let's see which other famous couples took their romance from reel to real:
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Lauren Bacall and Humphrey Bogart
Desi Arnaz and Lucille Ball
Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor
Diane Keaton and Woody Allen
Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell
Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson
Johnny Depp and Winona Ryder
David Arquette and Courteney Cox
Freddie Prinze Jr. and Sarah Michelle Gellar
Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman
Reese Witherspoon and Ryan Phillippe
Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez
Nicole Ari Parker and Boris Kodjoe
Ryan Gosling and Rachel McAdams
Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt
Jenna Dewan-Tatum and Channing Tatum
Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart
Drew Barrymore and Justin Long
Anna Faris and Chris Pratt
Stephen Moyer and Anna Paquin
Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux
Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds
Emily VanCamp and Josh Bowman
Emma Stone and Andrew Garfield
Dax Shepard and Kristen Bell
Garrett Hedlund and Kirsten Dunst
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STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • Lauren Bacall and Humphrey Bogart met on the set of 1944's "To Have and Have Not"
  • The couple married a year later, and had two children
  • They're one of the famous couples whose relationship first began on-screen

(CNN) -- The story of Lauren Bacall and Humphrey Bogart, one of Hollywood's most iconic romances, starts on the screen.

The pair first met on the set of 1944's "To Have and Have Not," which was also Bacall's screen debut. Anyone who's seen the film can't help but notice the couple's undeniable chemistry, and the attraction soon crackled off-screen.

Three weeks into filming Bogart made his move, popping into Bacall's trailer, surprising her with a kiss and then asking for her number, according to Vanity Fair, which spoke to Bacall at length in 2011. (The actress died Tuesday in New York at age 89.)

There was one wrinkle, though: Bogart was married to actress Mayo Methot, with whom he was known to have a difficult, volatile relationship. The couple tried to keep their burgeoning love affair secret from Methot, known for her temper, and the rest of Hollywood, but it eventually became clear to all, the magazine notes.

Shortly after his divorce from Methot, a 45-year-old Bogart wed Bacall, then 20, at Malabar Farm in Ohio in May 1945.

The couple's 25-year age difference may have raised some eyebrows, but it didn't bother Bacall a bit.

"I fairly often have thought how lucky I was," Bacall told Vanity Fair. "I knew everybody because I was married to Bogie, and that 25-year difference was the most fantastic thing for me to have in my life. ... I was happy being his wife. I loved it. Because I really loved him."

The stars went on to have two children, Stephen and Leslie, and made three additional films together. Bogart, who had been married three times before Bacall, stayed with his frequent co-star until his death from cancer in 1957.

For more romances that moved from the reel to the real world, see the gallery above.

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