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Lauren Bacall (1924–2014)


Lauren Bacall was born Betty Joan Perske on September 16, 1924, in New York City. She is the daughter of Natalie Weinstein-Bacal, a Romanian Jewish immigrant, and William Perske, who was born in New Jersey, to Polish Jewish parents. Her family was middle-class, with her father working as a salesman and her mother as a secretary. They divorced when ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 20 wins & 8 nominations. See more awards »

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 2014 Family Guy (TV Series)
Evelyn
- Mom's the Word (2014) ... Evelyn (voice)
 2012 Ernest & Celestine
The Grey One (English version, voice)
 2010 Wide Blue Yonder
May
 2008 Scooby-Doo and the Goblin King (Video)
The Grand Witch (voice)
 2008/IV Eve (Short)
Grandma
 2005 These Foolish Things
Dame Lydia
 2005 Manderlay
Mam
 2004 The Limit (Video)
May Markham
 2004 Birth
Eleanor
 2004 Howl's Moving Castle
Witch of the Waste (English version, voice)
 2004 Amália Traïda (Short)
TV Announcer
 1999 The Venice Project
Countess Camilla Volta
 1999 Diamonds
Sin-Dee
 1999 Presence of Mind
Mado Remei
 1999 Madeline: Lost in Paris
Madame Lacroque (voice)
 1998 Chicago Hope (TV Series)
Samara Visco Klein
- Absent Without Leave (1998) ... Samara Visco Klein
- Risky Business (1998) ... Samara Visco Klein
 1997 Le jour et la nuit
Sonia
 1995 From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler (TV Movie)
Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler
 1994 Ready to Wear
Slim Chrysler
 1993 Great Performances (TV Series)
Narrator
- Leonard Bernstein: The Gift of Music (1993) ... Narrator (voice)
 1993 Screen One (TV Series)
Lisa
- A Foreign Field (1993) ... Lisa
 1993 The Portrait (TV Movie)
Fanny Church
 1991 All I Want for Christmas
Lillian Brooks
 1990 A Little Piece of Sunshine (TV Movie)
Beatrix Coltrane
 1990 The Real Story of the Three Little Kittens (Video short)
Freezelda (voice)
 1989 Dinner at Eight (TV Movie)
Carlotta Vance
 1989 Innocent Victim
Marsha Archdale
 1988 Mr. North
Mrs. Cranston
 1980 HealtH
Esther Brill
 1979 The Rockford Files (TV Series)
Kendall Warren
- Lions, Tigers, Monkeys and Dogs: Part 2 (1979) ... Kendall Warren
- Lions, Tigers, Monkeys and Dogs: Part 1 (1979) ... Kendall Warren
 1978 Perfect Gentlemen (TV Movie)
Mrs. Lizzie Martin
 1973 Applause (TV Movie)
Margo Channing
 1966 Harper
Mrs. Sampson
 1965 Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre (TV Series)
Amanda / Barbara
- Double Jeopardy (1965) ... Amanda / Barbara
 1964 Sex and the Single Girl
Sylvia
 1964 Mr. Broadway (TV Series)
Barbara Lake
- Something to Sing About (1964) ... Barbara Lake
 1964 Shock Treatment
Dr. Edwina Beighley
 1963 Dr. Kildare (TV Series)
Virginia Herson
- The Oracle (1963) ... Virginia Herson
 1963 The DuPont Show of the Week (TV Series)
Lorraine Boswell
- A Dozen Deadly Roses (1963) ... Lorraine Boswell
 1959 North West Frontier
Catherine Wyatt
 1957 Designing Woman
Marilla Brown Hagen
 1956 Patterns
Lobby lady near elevators (uncredited)
 1956 Blithe Spirit (TV Movie)
Elvira Condomine
 1955 The Cobweb
Meg Faversen Rinehart
 1954 Woman's World
Elizabeth Burns
 1950 Young Man with a Horn
Amy North
 1945 Confidential Agent
Rose Cullen
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Other Works:

Stage Play: Cactus Flower. Comedy. Written by Abe Burrows. Scenic Design by Oliver Smith. Directed by Abe Burrows. Royale Theatre (moved to The Longacre Theatre from 9 Sep 1968- close): 8 Dec 1965- 23 Nov 1968 (1234 performances + 2 previews that began on 6 Dec 1965). Cast: Lauren Bacall (as "Stephanie"), Barry Nelson (as "Julian"), Burt ... See more »

Publicity Listings:

2 Biographical Movies | 8 Print Biographies | 2 Portrayals | 8 Interviews | 12 Articles | 3 Pictorials | 8 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Alternate Names:

Betty Jean Perske

Height:

5' 8½" (1.74 m)
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Personal Quote:

We live in an age of mediocrity. Stars today are not the same stature as Bogie [Humphrey Bogart], James Cagney, Spencer Tracy, Henry Fonda and Jimmy Stewart [James Stewart]. See more »

Trivia:

Had won two Tony Awards as Best Actress (Musical): in 1970, for her role as Margo Channing in "Applause", a musical based on the movie, All About Eve (1950); and in 1981, for "Woman of the Year", also based on a movie of the same name, Woman of the Year (1942). Her Tony for "Applause" was presented by Walter Matthau. See more »

Trademark:

Cat-like green eyes See more »

Nickname:

Betty See more »

Star Sign:

Virgo

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