Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall
“We had it all, just like Bogie and Bacall,” croons Bertie Higgins in the 1981 pop hit “Key Largo.” One of Hollywood’s all-time storybook romances, Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall met on the set of the 1944 film, To Have and Have Not. Bogart, who was in the process of divorcing his third wife, was smitten from the start. “I just saw your [screen] test,” the actor told the actress prior to filming, according to People magazine. “We’ll have a lot of fun together.” Bacall, however, who was 19 to Bogart’s 44, reportedly screamed “Yuck!” when she found out the older man would be her co-star. But three weeks into filming, he stopped by Bacall’s dressing room, and sparks flew. “He was standing behind me—we were joking as usual—when suddenly he leaned over, put his hand under my chin and kissed me,” Bacall told People magazine. For the next year, the two engaged in a secret relationship, and when Bogart’s divorce was finalized in 1945, the two married. The couple would go on to co-star in The Big Sleep, Dark Passage, Key Largo, and a cameo appearance as the happy couple in Two Guys From Milwaukee. They had two children and were happily married until Bogart’s battle with cancer tragically ended in 1957. “She’s a real Joe. You’ll fall in love with her like everyone else,” Bogart famously said of his wife of 12 years.