Lauren Bacall

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Biography

  • Birth Name: Betty Joan Perske
  • Birth Place: New York, NY
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 09/16/1924, Virgo
  • Profession: Actor
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Lauren Bacall Fast Facts:
  • Her close friends and family refer to her by her birth name, Betty.
  • Her character in her 1944 film debut, To Have and Have Not, was named Slim, an homage to Nancy Lady "Slim" Keith, wife of director Howard Hawks, who convinced her husband to cast a 19-year-old Bacall opposite the much older Humphrey Bogart.
  • In her 1978 autobiography Lauren Bacall: By Myself, claimed "The Look," a facial expression she made famous in her first pairing with Bogart, was the result of her nerves—she had to keep her chin close to her chest and her eyes focused on her costar to keep her head from trembling.
  • Costarred with her husband Bogart in three other films prior to his death in 1957—The Big Sleep (1946), Dark Passage (1947) and Key Largo (1948).
  • Widowed at 32, moved with her two children to London and then back to the East Coast to be closer to her family while looking for steady work on the New York stage.    
  • Received her first Oscar nomination in 1996 at the age of 72.
  • Her distinctive voice has been featured in commercials for Fancy Feast cat food.
  • Made a memorable guest appearance in a 2006 episode of The Sopranos, playing herself as a victim of a random goodie-bag theft by Christopher (Michael Imperioli).
  • Lauren Bacall Relationships:
  • Jason Robards - Ex-husband
  • Leslie Howard Bogart - Daughter
  • Stephen Humphrey Bogart - Son
  • Natalie Weinstein-Bacal Perske - Mother
  • William Perske - Father
  • Humphrey Bogart - Husband (deceased)
  • Sam Robards - Son
  • Frank Sinatra - Ex-significant Other
  • Shimon Peres - Cousin
  • Len Cariou - Ex-significant Other
  • Lauren Bacall Awards:
  • 1973 Emmy: Outstanding Single Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role - Nominee
  • 1996 Oscar: Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role - Nominee
  • 1988 Emmy: Outstanding Informational Special - Nominee
  • 1997 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture - Winner
  • 1993 Golden Globe: Cecil B. DeMille Award - Winner
  • 1980 Emmy: Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series - Nominee
  • 1981 Tony: Actress (Musical) - Winner
  • 1970 Tony: Actress (Musical) - Winner
  • 2009 Oscar: Honorary Award - Winner
  • 1996 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role - Winner
  • 1996 BAFTA Film Awards: Best Actress in a Supporting Role - Nominee
  • 1976 BAFTA Film Awards: Best Actress - Nominee
  • 1996 César Awards: Honorary César - Winner
  • College:
  • American Academy of Dramatic Arts, New York, NY (1941)

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