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Lauren Bacall
Betty Joan Perske
BirthplaceThe Bronx, New York, U.S.
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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Now, more than six months after her death, student curators at the Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology have managed to capture both sides of Bacall in an intimate new exhibit that runs through April 4.
Bacall, who died aged 89 earlier this month in New York, bequeathed the bulk of her estate to her three children - Leslie Bogart, Stephen Humphrey Bogart and Sam Robards.
Bacall, who died last week in New York aged 89, gave PS150,000 to each of her grandsons and another PS15,000 to two employees.
Lauren Bacall very kindly sent back my copy of her autobiography By Myself signed in 2007, after I purchased it from the League of Friends at Walsall Manor Hospital.
With the death of Bacall the golden age of Hollywood, with all its glamour, glitz and enigma, faded into the pages of history just a little bit more.
A fashion magazine cover girl, Lauren Bacall, left, got her big screen break in 1944 starring alongside Humphrey Bogart in To Have And to Have Not.
On lm she glowed; o"it she wooed one of cinema's greatest stars, and Bogie and Bacall spent 11 years of bliss, professionally and personally.
Starting as a model, New York-born Bacall got her big break in 1944, when she was cast in her debut film To Have and Have Not.
Lauren Bacall in 1985 was a no nonsence type of superstar | |
Ms Bacall, who preferred to be known as Betty - Lauren was invented by her studio to 'upmarket her' - had apparently not proved popular with backroom staff at the Hippodrome either, said Mr Edmonds.
LAUREN Bacall, the award-winning actress and Humphrey Bogart's partner off and on screen, has died at 89.