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Lauren Bacall

Birth Place: New York, NY, USA

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Lauren Bacall was an American actress and model who was born on September 16, 1924, in The Bronx, New York City, New York. She was known for her sultry voice, distinctive looks, and her starring roles in classic Hollywood films such as "To Have and Have Not" and "The Big Sleep."

Bacall started her career as a model in the early 1940s, working for Harper's Bazaar and other fashion magazines. She caught the attention of film director Howard Hawks, who cast her in her first movie role in "To Have and Have Not" (1944) opposite Humphrey Bogart. The film was a hit, and Bacall and Bogart's on-screen chemistry led to a real-life romance. They were married in 1945 and remained together until Bogart's death in 1957.

Bacall continued to work in films throughout the 1940s and 1950s, starring in classics such as "The Big Sleep" (1946), "Key Largo" (1948), and "How to Marry a Millionaire" (1953). She also made her Broadway debut in 1949, starring in the musical "Goodbye, Charlie" alongside Sydney Chaplin.

In the 1960s, Bacall's career slowed down as she focused on raising her two children with Bogart. However, she returned to the spotlight in 1970 with her Tony Award-winning performance in the Broadway musical "Applause," which was based on the film "All About Eve." Bacall played the role of Margo Channing, a fading Broadway star, and her performance was lauded by critics and audiences alike.

Bacall continued to work in film and television throughout the 1970s and 1980s, appearing in movies such as "Murder on the Orient Express" (1974) and "The Shootist" (1976), as well as TV shows like "The Rockford Files" and "The Sopranos." She also returned to Broadway in 1981, starring in the musical "Woman of the Year" opposite Raquel Welch.

In the 1990s, Bacall's career experienced a resurgence thanks to her memorable performance in the film "Misery" (1990), which earned her an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress. She also appeared in the films "The Mirror Has Two Faces" (1996) and "Dogville" (2003), as well as the TV series "The Nanny" and "Family Guy."

Bacall received numerous awards and honors throughout her career, including a Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress for her role in "The Mirror Has Two Faces," a Screen Actors Guild Lifetime Achievement Award, and an honorary Academy Award in 2009 for her contributions to the film industry.

In addition to her acting career, Bacall was also known for her activism and philanthropy. She was a vocal supporter of the Democratic Party and was involved in various political campaigns throughout her life. She also worked with organizations such as the American Cancer Society and the National Stroke Association to raise awareness and funds for medical research.

Bacall was married twice, first to Humphrey Bogart from 1945 until his death in 1957, and then to actor Jason Robards from 1961 to 1969. She had two children, Stephen and Leslie, with Bogart.

Lauren Bacall passed away on August 12, 2014, at the age of 89. She will always be remembered as one of Hollywood's most iconic leading ladies, with a career that spanned over six decades and left an indelible mark on the entertainment industry.

Lauren Bacall Photos


[New York]
New York Concert, 2003

Original Broadway Production, 1999
Lotta Bainbridge

Angela Lansbury Tribute Benefit, 1996

[US Tour]
National Tour, 1981
Tess Harding [Replacement]

Original Broadway Production, 1981
Tess Harding


[West End]
London Production, 1972
Margo Channing

Original Broadway Production, 1970
Margo Channing



Lauren Bacall Movies

To Have and Have Not
[ 1944 ] MarieSlimBrowning
Confidential Agent
[ 1945 ] Rose Cullen
The Big Sleep
[ 1946 ] Vivian Rutledge
Dark Passage
[ 1947 ] Irene Jansen
Key Largo
[ 1948 ] Nora Temple
Young Man with a Horn
[ 1950 ] Amy North
Bright Leaf
[ 1950 ] Sonia Kovac
How to Marry a Millionaire
[ 1953 ] Schatze Page
Woman's World
[ 1954 ] Elizabeth Burns
The Cobweb
[ 1955 ] Meg Faversen Rinehart
Blood Alley
[ 1955 ] Cathy Grainger
Written on the Wind
[ 1956 ] Lucy Moore Hadley
Designing Woman
[ 1957 ] Marilla Brown Hagen
The Gift of Love
[ 1958 ] Julie Beck
North West Frontier
[ 1959 ] Catherine Wyatt
Sex and the Single Girl
[ 1964 ] Sylvia Broderick
Shock Treatment
[ 1964 ] Dr. Edwina Beighley
[ 1966 ] Elaine Sampson
Murder on the Orient Express
[ 1974 ] Mrs. Hubbard
The Shootist
[ 1976 ] Bond Rogers
[ 1980 ] Esther Brill
The Fan
[ 1981 ] Sally Ross
Appointment with Death
[ 1988 ] Lady Westholme
Mr. North
[ 1988 ] Mrs. Cranston
Innocent Victim
[ 1989 ] Marsha Archdale
[ 1990 ] Marcia Sindell
All I Want for Christmas
[ 1991 ] Lillian Brooks
A Star for Two
[ 1991 ] Edwige
Ready to Wear
[ 1994 ] Slim Chrysler
My Fellow Americans
[ 1996 ] Margaret Kramer
The Mirror Has Two Faces
[ 1996 ] Hannah Morgan
Day and Night
[ 1997 ] Sonia
Madeline: Lost in Paris
[ 1999 ] Madame Lacroque
[ 1999 ] Sin-Dee
Presence of Mind
[ 1999 ] Mado Remei
The Venice Project
[ 1999 ] Countess Camilla Volta
[ 2003 ] Ma Ginger
[ 2004 ] Eleanor
Howl's Moving Castle
[ 2004 ] Witch of the Wte
[ 2005 ] Mam
These Foolish Things
[ 2006 ] Dame Lydia
The Walker
[ 2007 ] Natalie Van Miter
All at Sea
[ 2010 ] May
Ernest & Celestine
[ 2012 ] The Grey One
The Forger
[ 2012 ] Anne-Marie

Lauren Bacall Awards and Nominations

Tony Awards - 1981 - Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical

Lauren Bacall , Woman of the Year

Drama Desk Awards - 1970 - Outstanding Performances

Lauren Bacall, Applause

Tony Awards - 1970 - Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical

Lauren Bacall, Applause

Lauren Bacall Videos

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How many Broadway shows has Lauren Bacall been in?

Lauren Bacall has appeared on Broadway in 7 shows.

How many West End shows has Lauren Bacall been in?

Lauren Bacall has appeared on London's West End in 1 shows.

What was Lauren Bacall's first West End show?

Lauren Bacall's first West End show was Applause which opened in 1972

What awards has Lauren Bacall been nominated for?

Lauren Bacall has been nominated for several awards, including Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical at the Tony Awards for "Woman of the Year," Outstanding Performances at the Drama Desk Awards for "Applause," and another Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical at the Tony Awards for "Applause."

What awards has Lauren Bacall won?

Lauren Bacall has won the following awards: - Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical (Tony Awards) for "Woman of the Year" - Outstanding Performances (Drama Desk Awards) for "Applause" - Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical (Tony Awards) for "Applause"

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