Lauren Bacall

Name:
Lauren Bacall
Age:
89
Date of Birth:
Sep 16, 1924
Occupation:
High Point Coffee Spokeswoman
Spouse:
Humphrey Bogart, (m. 1945; D. 1957), Jason Robards, (m. 1961; Div. 1969)
Children:
3, Including Sam Robards
Years active:
1942–2014
Height:
5 Ft 8 &#8260;<sub>2</sub> In (1.74 M)
Political party:
Democratic
Ethnicity:
Jewish
Died:
Aug 12, 2014 (Stroke)
Resting place:
Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Glendale, California, United States

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Lauren Bacall (, born Betty Joan Perske; September 16, 1924 – August 12, 2014) was an American actress known for her distinctive voice and sultry looks. She was named the 20th greatest female star of classic Hollywood cinema by the American Film Institute, and received an Academy Honorary Award from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in 2009, "in recognition of her central place in the Golden Age of motion pictures".

Bacall began her career as a model, before making her debut as a leading lady with Humphrey Bogart in the film To Have and Have Not in 1944. She continued in the film noir genre with appearances with Bogart in The Big Sleep (1946), Dark Passage (1947), and Key Largo (1948), and starred in the romantic comedies How to Marry a Millionaire (1953), with Marilyn Monroe and Betty Grable, as well as Designing Woman (1957), with Gregory Peck. She co-starred with John Wayne in his final film, The Shootist (1976), by Wayne's personal request. Bacall also worked on Broadway in musicals, earning Tony Awards for Applause (1970) and Woman of the Year (1981). Her performance in The Mirror Has Two Faces (1996) earned her a Golden Globe Award, and an Academy Award nomination.



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