Lauren Bacall biography

Lauren Bacall

Actor, Film actor

1924 –

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Who is Lauren Bacall?

Lauren Bacall is an American film and stage actress and model, known for her distinctive husky voice and sultry looks.

She first emerged as a leading lady in the Humphrey Bogart film To Have and Have Not and continued on in the film noir genre, with appearances in Bogart movies The Big Sleep, Dark Passage, and Key Largo, as well as comedic roles in How to Marry a Millionaire with Marilyn Monroe and Designing Woman with Gregory Peck. Bacall has worked on Broadway in musicals, gaining Tony Awards for Applause in 1970 and Woman of the Year in 1981. Her performance in the movie The Mirror Has Two Faces earned her a Golden Globe Award and an Academy Award nomination.

In 1999, Bacall was ranked #20 of the 25 actresses on the AFI's 100 Years... 100 Stars list by the American Film Institute. In 2009, she was selected by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences to receive an Academy Honorary Award "in recognition of her central place in the Golden Age of motion pictures."

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Born
Sep 16, 1924
The Bronx
Also known as
  • Betty Joan Perske
  • The Look
  • Betty
  • Betty Bacall
  • Betty Jean Perske
  • Baby
Parents
Spouses
Children
Ethnicity
  • Jewish American
  • Jewish people
  • Ashkenazi Jews
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Education
  • American Academy of Dramatic Arts
Lived in
  • New York City
  • The Bronx

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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