Lauren Bacall

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Lauren Bacall
Betty Joan Perske
Birthday
BirthplaceThe Bronx, New York, U.S.
Occupation
Actress, model

Bacall, Lauren (b. Betty Joan Perske)

(1924–  ) movie actress; born in New York City. Although she had attended the American Academy of Dramatic Arts and appeared in a few Broadway plays, she was called to the attention of movie director Howard Hawks while working as a model. She made her screen debut in To Have and Have Not (1944), and nicknamed "the Look," she immediately caught the public's fancy with her feline grace and husky voice. She married her costar, Humphrey Bogart, in 1945 and made three more movies with him. After his death she was married for some years to Jason Robards Jr. (1961–69). Her screen career tended to decline after Harper (1966) but she enjoyed a new popularity in musicals on Broadway, particularly Applause (1970).
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Born Betty Joan Perske from the Bronx, the young model was still in her teens when she changed her name and smouldered onscreen in To Have And Have Not aged just 19.
Brought up as Betty Joan Perske, at the age of 19 the former cinema usherette was so terrified of her opening scene in To Have and Have Not with movie legend Bogart that her head was shaking.
BORN Betty Joan Perske in the Bronx on September 16, 1924, Lauren Bacall was raised by her Romanian immigrant mother after her parents split.
To others, however, her huffy assertion was a reassuring indication that there's still plenty of the old feisty attitude left yet in the girl born Betty Joan Perske.
For Lauren, who was born Betty Joan Perske in 1924, acting was always something she wanted to do.
Bacall was born Betty Joan Perske in the Bronx on September 16, 1924 and was raised by her Romanian immigrant mother after her parents split when she was a child.
HUMPHREY Bogart's wife - born Betty Joan Perske - is only a year younger than her cousin, the President of Israel, Shimon Peres, 88.
Lauren Bacall: Betty Joan Perske Marc Bolan: Mark Feld
Best known for: Her on and off-screen partnership with Humphrey Bogart Early life: Born Betty Joan Perske in New York in 1924.