Lauren Bacall (1924–2014)


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Lauren Bacall was born Betty Joan Perske on September 16, 1924, in New York City. She was 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 ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 23 wins & 13 nominations. See more awards »

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To Have and Have Not Marie 'Slim' Browning
(1944)
The Mirror Has Two Faces Hannah Morgan
(1996)
The Big Sleep Vivian Rutledge
(1946)
(1974)

Filmography

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 2014 Family Guy (TV Series)
Evelyn
- Mom's the Word (2014) ... Evelyn (voice)
 2012 The Forger
Anne-Marie
 2012 Ernest & Celestine
The Grey One (English version, voice)
 2010 All at Sea
May
 2008 Scooby-Doo and the Goblin King (Video)
The Grand Witch (voice)
 2008/IV Eve (Short)
Grandma
 2007 The Walker
Natalie Van Miter
 2006 The Sopranos (TV Series)
Lauren Bacall
- Luxury Lounge (2006) ... Lauren Bacall
 2006 These Foolish Things
Dame Lydia
 2005 Manderlay
Mam
 2004 Amália Traída (Short)
TV Announcer
 2004 The Limit (Video)
May Markham
 2004 Birth
Eleanor
 2004 Howl's Moving Castle
Witch of the Waste (English version, voice)
 2003 Dogville
Ma Ginger
 1999 Presence of Mind
Mado Remei
 1999 The Venice Project
Countess Camilla Volta
 1999 Diamonds
Sin-Dee
 1999 Madeline: Lost in Paris
Madame Lacroque (voice)
 1999 Too Rich: The Secret Life of Doris Duke (TV Mini Series)
Doris Duke (elderly)
 1998 Chicago Hope (TV Series)
Samara Visco Klein
- Absent Without Leave (1998) ... Samara Visco Klein
- Risky Business (1998) ... Samara Visco Klein
 1997 Day and Night
Sonia
 1996 My Fellow Americans
Margaret Kramer
 1996 The Mirror Has Two Faces
Hannah Morgan
 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 A Star for Two
Edwige
 1991 All I Want for Christmas
Lillian Brooks
 1990 The Real Story of the Three Little Kittens (Video short)
Freezelda (voice)
 1990 Misery
Marcia Sindell
 1990 A Little Piece of Sunshine (TV Movie)
Beatrix Coltrane
 1989 Dinner at Eight (TV Movie)
Carlotta Vance
 1989 Innocent Victim
Marsha Archdale
 1988 Mr. North
Mrs. Cranston
 1988 Appointment with Death
Lady Westholme
 1981 The Fan
Sally Ross
 1980 HealtH
Esther Brill
 1979 The Rockford Files (TV Series)
Kendall Warren
- Lions, Tigers, Monkeys and Dogs (1979) ... Kendall Warren
 1978 Perfect Gentlemen (TV Movie)
Mrs. Lizzie Martin
 1976 The Shootist
Bond Rogers
 1974 Murder on the Orient Express
Mrs. Hubbard
 1973 Applause (TV Movie)
Margo Channing
 1966 Harper
Elaine Sampson
 1965 Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre (TV Series)
Amanda / Barbara
- Double Jeopardy (1965) ... Amanda / Barbara
 1964 Sex and the Single Girl
Sylvia Broderick
 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
 1958 The Gift of Love
Julie Beck
 1957 Designing Woman
Marilla Brown Hagen
 1956 Written on the Wind
Lucy Moore Hadley
 1956 Ford Star Jubilee (TV Series)
Elvira Condomine
- Blithe Spirit (1956) ... Elvira Condomine
 1955 Blood Alley
Cathy Grainger
 1955 The Cobweb
Meg Faversen Rinehart
 1955 Producers' Showcase (TV Series)
Gabby Maple
- The Petrified Forest (1955) ... Gabby Maple
 1954 Woman's World
Elizabeth Burns
 1953 How to Marry a Millionaire
Schatze Page
 1950 Bright Leaf
Sonia Kovac
 1950 Young Man with a Horn
Amy North
 1948 Key Largo
Nora Temple
 1947 Dark Passage
Irene Jansen
 1946 The Big Sleep
Vivian Rutledge
 1946 Two Guys from Milwaukee
Lauren Bacall (uncredited)
 1945 Confidential Agent
Rose Cullen
 1944 To Have and Have Not
Marie 'Slim' Browning
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Personal Details

Other Works:

(12/3/99-5/28/2000) Stage: Appeared (as "Lotta Bainbridge") in "Waiting in the Wings" on Broadway. Also in cast: Rosemary Harris, Victoria Boothby, Amelia Campbell, Helena Carroll, Patricia Conolly, Tony Cummings (as Anthony Cummings), Bette Henritze, Barnard Hughes, Dana Ivey, Colin McPhillamy, Simon Jones, Sybil Lines, Crista... See more »

Publicity Listings:

2 Biographical Movies | 9 Print Biographies | 3 Portrayals | 8 Interviews | 18 Articles | 3 Pictorials | 8 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Alternate Names:

Betty Jean Perske

Height:

5' 7¾" (1.72 m)

Spouse:

Jason Robards  (divorced)  (1 child) | See more »

Children:

Sam Robards | See more »

Parents:

Weinstein-Bacal, Natalie | Perske, William
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Personal Quote:

A legend involves the past. I don't like categories. This one is great and that one is great. The word "great" stands for something. When you talk about a great actor, you're not talking about Tom Cruise. His whole behavior is so shocking. It's inappropriate and vulgar and absolutely unacceptable to use your private life to sell anything commercially, but I think it's kind of a sickness. See more »

Trivia:

Won a Tony Award for her role as Margo Channing in the Broadway production of "Applause", a musical based on the movie, All About Eve (1950). It was presented by Walter Matthau. See more »

Trademark:

Cat-like green eyes See more »

Nickname:

The Look See more »

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