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Betty Joan Perske
Bronx, New York, United States
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Lauren Bacall Fast Facts:
Her close friends and family referred 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
, 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
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
, playing herself as a victim of a random goodie-bag theft by Christopher (Michael Imperioli).
Lauren Bacall Relationships:
Humphrey Bogart - Husband (deceased)
Leslie Howard Bogart - Daughter
Natalie Weinstein-Bacal Perske - Mother
Sam Robards - Son
Jason Robards - Ex-husband
William Perske - Father
Frank Sinatra - Ex-significant Other
Stephen Humphrey Bogart - Son
Shimon Peres - Cousin
Len Cariou - Ex-significant Other
Lauren Bacall Awards:
1988 Emmy: Outstanding Informational Special - Nominee
1980 Emmy: Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series - Nominee
1973 Emmy: Outstanding Single Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role - 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
1970 Tony: Actress (Musical) - Winner
1996 Oscar: Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role - Nominee
2009 Oscar: Honorary Award - Winner
1996 BAFTA Film Awards: Best Actress in a Supporting Role - Nominee
1996 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role - Winner
1996 César Awards: Honorary César - Winner
1981 Tony: Actress (Musical) - Winner
1976 BAFTA Film Awards: Best Actress - Nominee
American Academy of Dramatic Arts, New York, New York, United States (1941)
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