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Lauren Bacall

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Lauren Bacall

Lauren Bacall (born September 16, 1924) is a legendary American film and stage actress. Known for her comedic skills and sultry voice, she became a fashion icon and role model for modern-day women early in her career.

Born in New York, New York as Betty Joan Perske, Bacall studied at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts and made her acting debut on Broadway in 1942. She made her film debut in 1944. Her stage surname is derived from her mother's Romanian maiden name.

Bacall was married to Humphrey Bogart from 1945 until his death in 1957, and to Jason Robards from 1961 until their divorce in 1969. She is the mother of two sons, news producer and author Stephen Bogart and actor Sam Robards, and one daughter Leslie Bogart, who became a nurse.

Bacall's first motion picture was To Have and Have Not (1944), in which she appeared with Humphrey Bogart. She also starred with Bogart in The Big Sleep (1946), Dark Passage (1947), and Key Largo (1948).

She was nominated for a Best Supporting Actress Academy Award for her role in The Mirror Has Two Faces (1996).

Bacall's Broadway stage roles have included Goodbye, Charlie in 1959, Cactus Flower in 1965, Applause in 1970 and Woman of the Year in 1981. She won a Tony Award for her portrayal of Margo Channing in Applause.

Lauren Bacall has written two autobiographies, Lauren Bacall By Myself (1978) and Now (1994). In 2005, Bacall decided to revamp her books by updating and renaming the sole autobiography By Myself and Then Some.

In 2004, Bacall started appearing in advertisements for the Tuesday Morning discount store franchise.

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