Lauren Bacall

Bacall in 1945 Lauren Bacall (; born Betty Joan Perske; September 16, 1924 – August 12, 2014) was an American actress. 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 for recognition of her contribution to the Golden Age of motion pictures. She was renowned for her distinctive voice and sultry looks.

Bacall began a career as a model before making her film debut as a leading lady in ''To Have and Have Not'' (1944) at the age of 19. She continued in the film noir genre with appearances with husband Humphrey Bogart in ''The Big Sleep'' (1946), ''Dark Passage'' (1947), and ''Key Largo'' (1948), and she starred in the romantic comedies ''How to Marry a Millionaire'' (1953) with Marilyn Monroe and Betty Grable, and ''Designing Woman'' (1957) with Gregory Peck. She co-starred with John Wayne in his final film ''The Shootist'' (1976) by Wayne's personal request. She also worked on Broadway in musicals, earning Tony Awards for ''Applause'' (1970) and ''Woman of the Year'' (1981). She won a Golden Globe Award and was nominated for an Academy Award for her performance in ''The Mirror Has Two Faces'' (1996). Provided by Wikipedia
by Bacall, Lauren
Published 1980
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