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Lauren Bacall

Lauren Bacall ( /ˌlɔrən bəˈkɔːl/; born Betty Joan Perske, September 16, 1924) is an American film and stage actress and model, known for her distinctive husky voice and sultry looks. She first emerged as leading lady in the Humphrey Bogart film To Have And Have Not (1944) and continued on in the film noir genre, with appearances in Bogart movies The Big Sleep (1946), Dark Passage (1947), and Key Largo (1948), as well as a comedienne in How to Marry a Millionaire (1953) with Marilyn Monroe and Designing Woman (1957) with Gregory Peck. Bacall has also 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 (1996) 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." Born Betty Joan Perske in New York City, she was the only child of Natalie Weinstein-Bacal, a

Lauren Bacall Dead -- Dies at 89

Lauren Bacall
Dead at 89

Lauren Bacall -- one of the leading ladies of the Golden Age of Hollywood -- is dead ... TMZ has learned.A family member tells us Bacall had a massive stroke Tuesday morning at her home.Bacall --… READ MORE >

Chinese Don't Agree with Bacall

Chinese Don't Agree with Bacall

Is someone pissed they missed the early bird special at Mr. Chow? Because last night, Lauren Bacall acted like she just wanted to put her lips together and say "Blow off!" See Also Lauren Bacall:… READ MORE >

- 2669 days ago
Lauren Bacall: 'Memba Her?!

Lauren Bacall
'Memba Her?!

As one of the last surviving stars of Hollywood's Golden Age, Lauren Bacall has been in the public eye since she sizzled onto the silver screen at age 19 and taught Humphrey Bogart to whistle in… READ MORE >

- 3015 days ago
Lauren Bacall: Get Outta My Face!

Lauren Bacall: Get Outta My Face!

"You know how to get into a car, don't you, Steve? You just step off the curb, and go." 83-year-old Lauren Bacall (formerly Betty Joan Perske) was just 19 when she whispered words like that to her… READ MORE >

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