Lauren Bacall's last ever performance on Family Guy airs in UK tonight

The legendary, husky-voiced screen siren passed away last month   

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Fans of the late Lauren Bacall can watch - or at least hear - the actress’s last performance tonight in an episode of Family Guy.

Bacall voices the character of an elderly woman called Evelyn, who forms a close relationship with the hapless Peter Griffin after his mother dies.

The actress stars alongside Family Guy regulars Mila Kunis, Seth MacFarlane and Seth Green.

"Mom’s the Word" is the twelfth episode of Season 12 of the long-running animated sitcom.

The Family Guy special was first broadcast in America back in March, but is only just being screened in the UK now.

The actress died at the age of 89 from a suspected stroke in August, she was best known for her roles as the femme fatale in film noirs during the Golden Age of Hollywood.

 

Her most famous roles included To Have and Have Not  (1944) and The Big Sleep  (1946), both of which saw her star opposite her husband Humphrey Bogart.

Her distinct, husky voice was just as captivating as her acting, so much so that in 1949, the National Academy Of Vocal Arts proclaimed that she had the "sexiest voice in the world".  

Bacall's appearance on Family Guy was not her only experience of voicing animated characters - she also had a role in Howl's Moving Castle in 2004, the surreal Japanese animation from Studio Ghibli.

In the film she voiced the evil Witch of the Waste. She was also the voice of the Grand Witch in Scooby Doo and the Goblin King.

"Mom’s the Word" will be aired on BBC3 tonight at 10pm.

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