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Lauren Bacall

Lauren Bacall
Bacall in the 1940s
Personal information
Birth nameBetty Joan Perske
Birth dateSeptember 16, 1924(age 92)
Place of birthNew York City, New York, U.S.
Years active1944 present
Spouse-Humphrey Bogart-1945-1957
-Jason Robards-1961-1969
ChildrenStephen Bogart
Leslie Bogart
Sam Robards
RelativesShimon Peres (cousin)

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Lauren Bacall (c-eniconˌlɔrən_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 The Big Sleep (1946) and Dark Passage (1947), as well as a comedienne in How to Marry a Millionaire (1953) and Designing Woman (1957). Bacall has also worked on Broadway in musicals, gaining a 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 at the inaugural Governors Awards.

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