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Lauren Bacall (1924 – 2014)

Born: Betty Joan Perske
September 16, 1924, The Bronx, NY, US

Lauren_BacallBeginning as a fashion model, Lauren Bacall’s acting career spanned eight decades and over 60 films. Perhaps best known for her early starring roles opposite Humphrey Bogart in the film noir genre, Bacall’s unique vocal style and stunning beauty set her apart from many leading ladies of the 1940s. Receiving an Honorary Oscar for in recognition of her “central place in the Golden Age of motion pictures”, two of Bacall’s films, To Have and Have Not (1944) and The Big Sleep (1946) are included on the list of 1001 Movies to See Before You Die (Klaus Ming August 2014).


2 comments on “Lauren Bacall (1924 – 2014)

  1. TSorensen

    And two excellent movies those are. Lauren Bacall was an icon who owned the screen with her presence. Dark Passage and Key Largo are two other excellent movies from the Golden Age. 89 is a ripe old age but it is still sad news.

  2. Anthony Lee Collins

    I was just watching To Have and Have Not last week. I’m going to watch The Big Sleep next. After that is Murder on the Orient Express — I’m still cranky about Ingrid Bergman getting the Oscar nod instead of Bacall. Her obits talked about her facility with comedy and drama, and in that movie she got to do both, very well, in the same picture.

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