Lauren Bacall

Lauren Bacall
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Lauren Bacall
Film: East side of the 1700 block of Vine Street
Born Betty Joan Perske on Sept. 16, 1924 in New York, NY
Died Aug. 12, 2014 in New York, NY

Lauren Bacall, the smoky-voiced movie legend who taught Humphrey Bogart how to whistle in "To Have and Have Not," launched her career with the 1944 film that turned "Bogie and Bacall" into one of Hollywood's legendary couples on screen and off.

She was a fledgling New York stage actress and a model whose pictures in Harper's Bazaar came to the attention of director Howard Hawks, who placed her under contract and cast her opposite Bogart in the wartime drama "To Have and Have Not."

Bogart and Bacall were teamed up in three more Warner Bros. movies, "The Big Sleep," "Dark Passage" and "Key Largo."

Bacall also costarred in "Young Man With a Horn" with Kirk Douglas, "Bright Leaf" with Gary Cooper, "How to Marry a Millionaire" with Betty Grable and Marilyn Monroe, "Blood Alley" with John Wayne, "Written on the Wind" with Rock Hudson and "Designing Woman" with Gregory Peck.

Bacall returned to Broadway to appear in the 1959-60 comedy "Goodbye Charlie," the 1965-68 comedy "Cactus Flower" and the 1970-72 musical "Applause," which earned her her first Tony Award.

In 1996 Bacall appeared as the meddling mother to Barbra Streisand in "The Mirror Has Two Faces," a role for which Bacall received her only Academy Award nomination, as supporting actress.

Bacall died Aug. 12, 2014, in New York where she had lived for several decades. The cause of death was not disclosed.

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    Academy Awards

    Year Category Work
    1996 Best Supporting Actress The Mirror Has Two Faces Nomination

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