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Lauren Bacall

Lauren BacallAKA Betty Joan Perske

Born: 16-Sep-1924
Birthplace: New York City
Died: 12-Aug-2014
Location of death: New York City
Cause of death: Stroke
Remains: Buried, Forest Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery, Glendale, CA

Gender: Female
Religion: Jewish
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Actor

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Key Largo

In her teens Lauren Bacall studied at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York, worked as a model, and appeared in off-Broadway plays. She was barely 20 when she starred in her first film, To Have and Have Not (1944) with Humphrey Bogart, whom she married soon after. Bacall reportedly practiced for months to get her voice at that low, dusky pitch for the role. It became her trademark, and eventually became her day-in day-out voice.

Her other films with Bogart include The Big Sleep, Dark Passage, and Key Largo. Memorable titles among her many, many other movies include How to Marry a Millionaire with Marilyn Monroe, Harper with Paul Newman, The Shootist with John Wayne, and Murder on the Orient Express with Sean Connery.

Bogart and Bacall both suffered from a mild vocal disorder that has been named for them, Bogart-Bacall Syndrome. BBS is now the medical term for an ongoing hoarseness that often afflicts actors, singers or TV/radio voice workers who routinely speak in a very low pitch.

Her cousin, Shimon Peres, was Prime Minister of Israel in the 1980s.

Father: William Perske
Mother: Natalie Weinstein
Husband: Humphrey Bogart (m. 21-May-1945, d. 14-Jan-1957, throat cancer)
Son: Stephen Humphrey Bogart (mystery writer, b. 1949)
Daughter: Leslie Howard Bogart (nurse, b. 23-Aug-1952)
Boyfriend: Frank Sinatra (dated 1957-58, briefly engaged)
Husband: Jason Robards (actor, m. 1961, div. 1969)
Son: Sam Robards (actor, b. 16-Dec-1961)

    High School: Julia Richman High School, New York, NY (1942)

    John Kerry for President
    Golden Globe 1996 for The Mirror Has Two Faces (supporting)
    Kennedy Center Honor 1997
    National Book Award Lauren Bacall: By Myself 1979
    Tony 1970 for Applause!
    Tony 1981 for Woman of the Year
    Hollywood Walk of Fame 1724 Vine Street (motion pictures)
    Endorsement of Arby's 1998
    Endorsement of Liggett Group Chesterfield cigarettes (1947)
    Romanian Ancestry Maternal
    Jewish Ancestry
    Risk Factors: Former Smoker

    Scotty and the Secret History of Hollywood (16-Sep-2017) · Herself
    The Forger (3-Jul-2012) · Anne-Marie
    Ernest & Celestine (23-May-2012) [VOICE]
    Cameraman: The Life and Work of Jack Cardiff (5-May-2010) · Herself
    The Walker (13-Feb-2007) · Natalie Van Miter
    Manderlay (16-May-2005) · Mam
    These Foolish Things (12-May-2005)
    Birth (8-Sep-2004)
    Dogville (19-May-2003) · Ma Ginger
    The Limit (2003) · May Markham
    Diamonds (6-Sep-1999) · Sin-Dee
    Madeline: Lost in Paris (20-Aug-1999) [VOICE]
    Too Rich: The Secret Life of Doris Duke (22-Feb-1999)
    Get Bruce (24-Jan-1999) · Herself
    Presence of Mind (1999)
    Day and Night (1997)
    My Fellow Americans (20-Dec-1996) · Margaret Kramer
    The Mirror Has Two Faces (15-Nov-1996) · Hannah Morgan
    The Line King: The Al Hirschfeld Story (27-Sep-1996) · Herself
    From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler (3-Jun-1995)
    Prêt-à-Porter (25-Dec-1994) · Slim Chrysler
    A Foreign Field (10-Sep-1993) · Lisa
    All I Want for Christmas (11-Nov-1991) · Lillian Brooks
    Misery (30-Nov-1990) · Marcia Sindell
    Innocent Victim (7-Mar-1989)
    Mr. North (22-Jul-1988)
    Appointment with Death (15-Apr-1988)
    The Fan (15-May-1981)
    HealtH (12-Sep-1980)
    The Shootist (11-Aug-1976)
    Murder on the Orient Express (24-Nov-1974) · Mrs. Hubbard
    Harper (23-Feb-1966) · Mrs. Sampson
    Sex and the Single Girl (25-Dec-1964) · Sylvia
    Shock Treatment (22-Jul-1964) · Dr. Edwina Beighley
    North West Frontier (29-Apr-1960) · Catherine Wyatt
    The Gift of Love (11-Feb-1958) · Julie Beck
    Designing Woman (16-May-1957) · Marilla Hagen
    Written on the Wind (Dec-1956) · Lucy Moore Hadley
    Blood Alley (1-Oct-1955) · Cathy Grainger
    The Cobweb (7-Jun-1955) · Meg Faversen Rinehart
    Woman's World (28-Sep-1954)
    How to Marry a Millionaire (5-Nov-1953) · Schatze Page
    Bright Leaf (16-Jun-1950) · Sonia Kovac
    Young Man with a Horn (9-Feb-1950) · Amy North
    Key Largo (16-Jul-1948) · Nora Temple
    Dark Passage (5-Sep-1947) · Irene Jansen
    The Big Sleep (23-Aug-1946) · Vivian Sternwood
    Confidential Agent (2-Nov-1945) · Rose Cullen
    To Have and Have Not (11-Oct-1944) · Marie Browning

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Author of books:
By Myself (1979, memoir)
Now (1994)
By Myself and Then Some (2005)

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