Lauren Bacall

Mostly Credited As: Lauren Bacall
Sometimes Credited As: Betty Jean Perske

Birth Name: Betty Joan Perske
Date Of Birth: September 16, 1924 (Age 89)
Country Of Birth: USA
Birth Place: New York City, New York
Date Of Death: August 12, 2014
Cause Of Death: massive stroke (Manhattan, New York City, New York
Height: 5' 8" (1.72 m)

Lauren Bacall

The talented Lauren Bacall was born on September 16, 1924 in New York City as Betty Joan Perske. At the age of thirteen, Bacall began studying dancing and worked as a fashion model in California. Bacall made her acting debut in 1942 in the Broadway play Johnny Two by Four. However, her big break didn't come until Howard Hawks's wife saw Bacall's photo on the cover of a magazine and Hawks invited her to Hollywood for a screen test.

After a name change to Lauren Bacall and several screen tests, she was cast in the 1944 film, To Have and Have Not, which propelled Bacall into the spotlight and introduced her to Humphrey Bogart, whom she began to date off set. She later appeared with Bogart in three additional films during the 1940s: The Big Sleep, Dark Passage, and Key Largo. In 1945, Bogart and Bacall wed and remain married until his death in 1957. They had two children together, Stephen Bogart, a film maker, and Leslie Bogart, a nurse.

During the 1950s, Bacall continued to land starring roles in a myriad of films, including Young Man with a Horn, How to Marry a Millionaire, and Designing Woman. Bacall also shifted attention to the 1952 presidential election and spoke on behalf of Democratic candidate Adlai Stevenson.

By the 1960s, Bacall's career began to slow down and she only appeared in a few films, which included Murder on the Orient Express with Sean Connery and The Shootist, John Wayne's final film. From 1961 to 1969, Bacall was married to actor Jason Robards. Together they had one child, Sam Robards, who is also an actor.

In 1997, Bacall was nominated for her first Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for The Mirror Has Two Faces and won a Golden Globe for her role in the film. During the same year, Bacall received the Kennedy Center Honors and was later voted one of the 25 most significant female movie actresses by the AFI in 1999.

Recently, Bacall has appeared in three films during the 2000s -- Dogville, The Limit, and Birth -- and had a role in an episode of The Sopranos.

Currently, Bacall is the spokesperson for Tuesday Morning stores and has released two autobiographies: Lauren Bacall By Myself and Now. She is set to appear in the upcoming 2007 film The Walker.

TV Appearances

Main cast 
Tony Awards (1967)As: Herself (Co-Host 1971)
Episode Cast Credits 

Family Guy (1999) 
  Mom's the Word 12x12: (Mar/09/2014) Voiced  Evelyn 

The Academy Awards (1953) 
  The 82nd Annual Academy Awards 58x01: (Mar/07/2010) As Winner: Academy Honorary Award 
  The 69th Annual Academy Awards 45x01: (Mar/24/1997) As Nominee: Best Supporting Actress, [Co-Guest Stars]
  The 47th Annual Academy Awards 23x01: (Apr/08/1975) As Presenter, [Featuring]
  The 27th Annual Academy Awards 03x01: (Mar/30/1955) As Presenter, [Featuring]

The Sopranos (1999) 
  Luxury Lounge 06x07: (Apr/23/2006) As Herself 

Parkinson (2004) (2004) 
  Lauren Bacall, Olivia Newton-John, Meera Syal 02x09: (Apr/09/2005) As Herself, [Interviewees]
  Lauren Bacall, Nigella Lawson, Paul O'Grady, Tina Turner 01x08: (Oct/23/2004) As Herself, [Interviewees]

CBS News Sunday Morning (1979) 
  Season 27, Episode 28 27x28: (Mar/13/2005) As Herself 

The View (1997) 
  Season 8, Episode 127 08x127: (Mar/02/2005) As Herself 
  Season 5, Episode 62 05x62: (Mar/27/2002) As Herself 

The Early Show (1999) 
  Season 6, Episode 133 06x133: (Mar/02/2005) As Herself 

V Graham Norton (2002) 
  Series 5, Show 36 05x36: (Dec/08/2003) As Herself 

American Masters (1986) 
  A Conversation with Gregory Peck 14x06: (Apr/09/2001) As Herself 
  The Line King: Al Hirschfield 12x02: (Jan/06/1999) As Herself 

The Late Show with David Letterman (1993) 
  Lauren Bacall, Kurt Warner 07x75: (Jan/04/2000) As Herself 
  Lauren Bacall, Steve Harvey, Sinead O'Connor 02x41: (Oct/31/1994) As Herself 

Intimate Portrait (1993) 
  Lauren Bacall 04x33: (Dec/05/1998) As Herself 

Inside the Actors Studio (1994) 
  Lauren Bacall 04x05: (Sep/20/1998) As Herself 

Chicago Hope (1994) 
  Absent Without Leave 04x23: (May/06/1998) As Samara Visco Klein 
  Risky Business 04x22: (Apr/29/1998) As Samara Visco Klein 

The Kennedy Center Honors (1978) 
  20th Annual Kennedy Center Honors 20x01: (Dec/26/1997) As Herself (Honoree) 

The Screen Actors Guild Awards (1995) 
  3rd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards 03x01: (Feb/22/1997) As Winner: Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role (for 'The Mirror Has Two Faces') 

The Golden Globes (1944) 
  The 54th Annual Golden Globe Awards 54x01: (Jan/19/1997) As Winner: Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture (for 'The Mirror Has Two Faces') 

Tony Awards (1967) 
  The 35th Annual Tony Awards 15x01: (Jun/07/1981) As Herself 
  The 25th Annual Tony Awards 05x01: (Mar/28/1971) As Herself (Co-Host) 

The Rockford Files (1974) (1974) 
  Lions, Tigers, Monkeys and Dogs (2) 06x03: (Oct/12/1979) As Kendall Warren 
  Lions, Tigers, Monkeys and Dogs (1) 06x02: (Oct/12/1979) As Kendall Warren 

ABC Stage 67 (1966) 
  The Light Fantastic 01x19: (Feb/09/1967) As Herself 

Bob Hope Presents The Chrysler Theatre (1963) 
  Double Jeopardy 02x12: (Jan/08/1965) As Amanda/Barbara 

Mr. Broadway (1964) 
  Something to Sing About 01x11: (Dec/19/1964) As Barbara Lake 

Dr. Kildare (1961) 
  The Oracle 03x13: (Dec/19/1963) As Virginia Herson 

The Ed Sullivan Show (1948) 
  John Huston Tribute 09x41: (Jul/01/1956) As Herself 
  Humphrey Bogart / Yul Brynner / Yogi Berra / Phil Rizzuto 05x06: (Oct/14/1951) As Herself 

Ford Star Jubilee (1955) 
  Blithe Spirit 01x05: (Jan/14/1956) As Elvira Condomine 

Producers' Showcase (1954) 
  The Petrified Forest 01x11: (May/30/1955) As Gaby Maple 

The Colgate Comedy Hour (1950) 
  Donald O'Connor 04x04: (Oct/25/1953) As Herself 

Nicknames are "The Look" and Betty.

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