The Bronx, New York City, New York USA
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To Have and Have Not
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Actress (72 credits)
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Waiting in the Wings
Starring: Lauren Bacall [Lotta Bainbridge]
Dec 16, 1999 - May 28, 2000
Woman of the Year
[Musical, Comedy, Original]
Starring: Lauren Bacall
Tess Harding (Mar 19, 1981 - Jun 27, 1982)
Mar 29, 1981 - Mar 13, 1983
Starring: Lauren Bacall [Margo Channing]
Mar 30, 1970 - Jul 27, 1972
[Play, Comedy, Original]
Starring: Lauren Bacall [Stephanie]
Dec 08, 1965 - Nov 23, 1968
[Play, Comedy, Original]
Starring: Lauren Bacall [Charlie]
Dec 16, 1959 - Mar 19, 1960
Johnny 2 X 4
[Play, Melodrama, Original]
Performer: Betty Bacall [Ensemble]
Mar 16, 1942 - May 09, 1942
Julia Richman High School, New York, NY (1942)
Full Name at Birth
Betty Joan Perske
Deep Husky Voice
Royal Crown Cola (Magazine Advertisement) , Robert Burns Cigarello (Magazine Advertisement) 
Katharine Hepburn, Spencer Tracy, Roddy McDowell, Alexander Cohen, Noel Coward, Barney Hughes, Helen Stenborg, Dana Ivey, Trish Connolly, Simon Jones, Slim Hawks, Gregory Peck, David Niven, Hjordis Tersmeden
Jose Ferrer, Joan Bennett
Lauren Bacall (born Betty Joan Perske; September 16, 1924 – August 12, 2014) was an American actress and singer 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."
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Shimon Peres (cousin)
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Manhattan, New York City, New York USA
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==Lauren Bacall== Actress - ===Born=== September 16, 1924 in The Bronx, New York City, New York, USA
===Died=== August 12, 2014 in New York City, New York, USA (stroke)
===Birth Name=== Betty Joan Perske
===Nicknames=== The Look, Betty
===Height=== 5' 8½" (1.74 m)
===Mini Bio (1)=== Lauren Bacall was born [[Betty Joan Perske]] on September 16, 1924, in New York City. She is the daughter of [[Natalie Weinstein-Bacal]], a Romanian Jewish immigrant, and [[William Perske]], who was born in New Jersey, to Polish Jewish parents. Her family was middle-class, with her father working as a salesman and her mother as a secretary. They divorced when she was five. When she was a school girl, Lauren originally wanted to be a dancer, but later, she became enthralled with acting, so she switched gears to head into that field. She had studied at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York after high school, which enabled her to get her feet wet in some off-Broadway productions.
===Once out of school===, Lauren entered modeling and, because of her beauty, appeared on the cover of [[Harper's Bazaar]], one of the most popular magazines in the US. The wife of famed director [[Howard Hawks]] spotted the picture in the publication and arranged with her husband to have Lauren take a screen test. As a result, which was entirely positive, she was given the part of [[Marie Browning]] in [[To Have and Have Not]] (1944), a thriller opposite the great [[Humphrey Bogart]], when she was just 19 years old. This not only set the tone for a fabulous career but also one of Hollywood's greatest love stories (she married Bogart in 1945). It was also the first of several Bogie-Bacall films.
===After 1945's=== [[Confidential Agent]] (1945), Lauren received second billing in [[The Big Sleep]] (1946) with Bogart. The mystery, in the role of [[Vivian Sternwood Rutledge]], was a resounding success. Although she was making one film a year, each production would be eagerly awaited by the public. In 1947, again with her husband, Lauren starred in the thriller [[Dark Passage]] (1947). The film kept movie patrons on the edge of their seats. The following year, she starred with Bogart, [[Edward G. Robinson]], and [[Lionel Barrymore]] in [[Key Largo]] (1948). The crime drama was even more of a nail biter than her previous film. In 1950, Lauren starred in [[Bright Leaf]] (1950), a drama set in 1894. It was a film of note because she appeared without her husband - her co-star was [[Gary Cooper]]. In 1953, Lauren appeared in her first comedy as [[Schatze Page]] in [[How to Marry a Millionaire]] (1953). The film, with co-stars [[Marilyn Monroe]] and [[Betty Grable]], was a smash hit all across the theaters of America.
===After filming=== [[Designing Woman]] (1957), which was released in 1957, Humphrey Bogart died on January 14 from throat cancer. Devastated at being a widow, Lauren returned to the silver screen with [[The Gift of Love]] (1958) in 1958 opposite [[Robert Stack]]. The production turned out to be a big disappointment. Undaunted, Lauren moved back to New York City and appeared in several Broadway plays to huge critical acclaim. She was enjoying acting before live audiences and the audiences in turn enjoyed her fine performances.
===Lauren was away from the big screen for five years===, but she returned in 1964 to appear in [[Shock Treatment]] (1964) and [[Sex and the Single Girl]] (1964). The latter film was a comedy starring [[Henry Fonda]] and [[Tony Curtis]]. In 1966, Lauren starred in [[Harper]] (1966) with [[Paul Newman]] and [[Julie Harris]], which was one of former's signature films. Alternating her time between films and the stage, Lauren returned in 1974's [[Murder on the Orient Express]] (1974). The film, based on Agatha Christie's best-selling book was a huge hit. It also garnered [[Ingrid Bergman]] her third Oscar. Actually, the huge star-studded cast helped to ensure its success. Two years later, in 1976, Lauren co-starred with [[John Wayne]] in [[The Shootist]] (1976). The film was Wayne's last - he died from cancer in 1979.
===In 1981===, Lauren played an actress being stalked by a crazed admirer in [[The Fan]] (1981). The thriller was absolutely fascinating with Lauren in the lead role. After that production, Lauren was away from films again, this time for seven years. In the interim, she again appeared on the stages of Broadway. When she returned, it was for the filming of 1988's [[Mr. North]] (1988). [[After Misery]] (1990), in 1990, and several made for television films, Lauren appeared in 1996's My Fellow Americans (1996). It was a wonderful comedy romp with Jack Lemmon and James Garner as two ex-presidents and their escapades.
===Despite her advanced age=== and deteriorating health, she made a small-scale comeback in the English-language dub of [[Hayao Miyazaki]]'s [[Howl's Moving Castle]] (2004) ("[[Howl's Moving Castle]]," based on the young-adult novel by [[Diana Wynne Jones]]) as the [[Witch of the Waste]], but future endeavors for the beloved actress became increasingly rare. Lauren Bacall died on 12 August 2014, five weeks short of her 90th birthday.
- IMDb Mini Biography By: Denny Jackson
[[Jason Robards]] (4 July 1961 - 10 September 1969) (divorced) (1 child)
[[Humphrey Bogart]] (21 May 1945 - 14 January 1957) (his death) (2 children)
===Trade Mark (3)=== 1. Deep husky voice 2. Cat-like green eyes 3. Her thick New York City accent
===Personal Quotes (28)===
To Have and Have Not (1944) $125 /week
Two Guys from Milwaukee (1946) $5,000
The Shootist (1976) $50,000
==Lauren Bacall== (/ˌlɔːrən bəˈkɔːl/, 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.
===Relationships and family===
===On May 21, 1945===, Bacall married actor Humphrey Bogart, 25 years her senior. Their wedding and honeymoon took place at Malabar Farm, Lucas, Ohio, the country home of Pulitzer Prize-winning author Louis Bromfield, a close friend of Bogart. The wedding was held in the Big House.
===They remained married until Bogart's death=== from esophageal cancer in 1957. Pressed by interviewer Michael Parkinson to talk about her marriage to Bogart, and asked about her notable reluctance to do so, she replied that "being a widow is not a profession". During the filming of The African Queen (1951), Bacall and Bogart became friends with Katharine Hepburn and Spencer Tracy. She began to mix in non-acting circles, becoming friends with the historian Arthur Schlesinger, Jr. and the journalist Alistair Cooke. In 1952, she gave campaign speeches for Democratic Presidential contender Adlai Stevenson. Along with other Hollywood figures, Bacall was a staunch opponent of McCarthyism.
===Shortly after Bogart's death in 1957===, Bacall had a relationship with singer and actor [[Frank Sinatra]]. During an interview with Turner Classic Movies's [[Robert Osborne]], Bacall stated that she had ended the romance, but, in her autobiography, she wrote that Sinatra ended the relationship abruptly after becoming angry that the story of his marriage proposal to Bacall had reached the press. When Bacall was out with her friend [[Irving Paul Lazar]], they encountered the gossip columnist [[Louella Parsons]], to whom Lazar revealed the details of the proposal.
===Bacall later met=== actor Jason Robards. Their marriage was originally scheduled to take place in Vienna, Austria, on June 16, 1961; however, the plans were shelved after Austrian authorities refused to grant the pair a marriage license.[ They were refused a marriage also in Las Vegas, Nevada. On July 4, 1961, the couple drove all the way to Ensenada, Mexico, where they wed. The couple divorced in 1969. According to Bacall's autobiography, she divorced Robards mainly because of his alcoholism.
===Bacall had two children with Bogart and one with Robards===. Son Stephen Humphrey Bogart (born January 6, 1949) is a news producer, documentary film maker, and author named after Bogart's character in To Have and Have Not. Their daughter Leslie Howard Bogart (born August 23, 1952) is named for actor Leslie Howard. A nurse and yoga instructor, she is married to Erich Schiffmann. In his 1995 memoir, Stephen Bogart wrote, "My mother was a lapsed Jew, and my father was a lapsed Episcopalian," and that he and his sister were raised Episcopalian "because my mother felt that would make life easier for Leslie and me during those post-World War II years". Sam Robards (born December 16, 1961), Bacall's son with Robards, is an actor.
===Bacall wrote two autobiographies===, Lauren Bacall By Myself (1978) and Now (1994). In 2006, the first volume of Lauren Bacall By Myself was reprinted as By Myself and Then Some with an extra chapter.