Lauren Bacall

Actor, Author, Model
Lauren Bacall was one of those movie stars who were so original and iconic that the molecular structure of the audience seemed to shift when she was on screen. Marlene Dietrich, Bette Davis, Katherine Hepburn, Greta ... Read more »
Born: 09/15/1924 in New York City, New York, USA

Filmography

Actor (127)

Carmel 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

Ernest & Celestine 2014 (Movie)

The Grey One (Voice)

Firedog 2014 (Movie)

Cat Posche (Voice)

The Limit 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

Wild Blue Yonder 2012 (Movie)

May (Actor)

Cameraman: The Life and Work of Jack Cardiff 2011 (Movie)

Herself (Actor)

The 82nd Annual Academy Awards 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)

Actor

The Walker 2007 (Movie)

Natalie Van Miter (Actor)

Manderlay 2006 (Movie)

Mam (Actor)

These Foolish Things 2006 (Movie)

(Actor)

Howl's Moving Castle 2005 (Movie)

Wicked Witch of the Waste (Voice)

Birth 2004 (Movie)

Eleanor (Actor)

Dogville 2004 (Movie)

Ma Ginger (Actor)

Greta Garbo: A Lone Star 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Narrator

Intimate Portrait: Judy Garland 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

One-on-One With David Frost: Lauren Bacall 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

Diamonds 1999 (Movie)

Sin-Dee (Actor)

Get Bruce 1999 (Movie)

Herself (Actor)

Intimate Portrait: Lauren Bacall 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Presence of Mind 1999 (Movie)

Mado Remei (Actor)

The 56th Annual Golden Globe Awards 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

The 5th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

The Man Who Had Everything 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Narrator

Chicago Hope 1997 - 1998 (Tv Show)

Actor

Intimate Portrait: Anjelica Huston 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Narrator

Screen Actors Guild 4th Annual Awards 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

The Kennedy Center Honors 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

The Music of Kander and Ebb: Razzle Dazzle 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

The Venice Project 1998 (Movie)

Countess Camilla Volta (Actor)

Bogart: The Untold Story 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

Broadway '97: Launching the Tonys 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

Le Jour et la nuit 1997 (Movie)

Sonia (Actor)

Oscar Levant: Brillant Shadow 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

The 54th Annual Golden Globe Awards 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

The 55th Annual Golden Globe Awards 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

The Barbara Walters Special (03/24/97) 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

Howard Hawks: American Artist 1996 (Movie)

(Actor)

My Fellow Americans 1996 (Movie)

Margaret Kramer (Actor)

The Mirror Has Two Faces 1996 (Movie)

Hannah Morgan (Actor)

The 16th Annual CableACE Awards 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

The 49th Annual Tony Awards 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

Leonard Bernstein's 75th 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

Prêt-à-Porter 1994 (Movie)

Slim Chrysler--Ex-Fashion Editor (Actor)

50th Annual Golden Globe Awards 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

The Alistair Cooke Salute 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

The Full Wax 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

The Parallax Garden 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

The Whole Shebang 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

What Is This Thing Called Love? 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

Avenue Z Afternoon 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

Hale the Hero 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

Merry Christmas, Baby 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

The Ice Queen's Mittens 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Voice

Adlai Stevenson: The Man From Libertyville 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

All I Want For Christmas 1991 (Movie)

Lillian Brooks (Actor)

Clara 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

Hope For the Tropics 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

It's Called the Sugar Plum 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

Kisses 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

The Last Act Is a Solo 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

Unpublished Letters 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

A Star For Two 1990 (Movie)

(Actor)

Dinner at Eight 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

Edward R. Murrow: This Reporter 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

Misery 1990 (Movie)

Marcia Sindell (Actor)

Richard Burton: In From the Cold 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

That's What Friends Are For 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

Bernstein at 70 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Actor

Tree of Hands 1989 (Movie)

Marsha Archdale (Actor)

Appointment With Death 1988 (Movie)

Lady Westholme (Actor)

Gregory Peck -- His Own Man 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Actor

Inside the Actors Studio 1988 (Tv Show)

Interviewee

Mr. North 1988 (Movie)

Mrs Amelia Cranston (Actor)

Secrets Women Never Share 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Actor

John Huston: The Man, The Movies, The Maverick 1987 (Movie)

Herself (Actor)

The 59th Annual Academy Awards Presentation 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Actor

Parade of Stars 1982 - 1983 (TV Show)

Actor

The Wayne Newton Special 1981 - 1982 (TV Show)

Actor

Health 1980 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Fan 1980 (Movie)

Sally Ross (Actor)

Circus of the Stars 1978 - 1979 (TV Show)

Actor

The Shootist 1976 (Movie)

Bond Rogers (Actor)

Happy Endings 1974 - 1975 (TV Show)

Actor

Murder on the Orient Express 1974 (Movie)

Mrs Hubbard (Actor)

Applause 1972 - 1973 (TV Show)

Actor

Harper 1966 (Movie)

Mrs Sampson (Actor)

Sex and the Single Girl 1964 (Movie)

Sylvia Broderick (Actor)

Shock Treatment 1963 (Movie)

Dr Edwina Beighley (Actor)

North West Frontier 1959 (Movie)

Catherine Wyatt (Actor)

The Gift of Love 1958 (Movie)

Julie Beck (Actor)

Designing Woman 1957 (Movie)

Marilla Hagen (Actor)

Written on the Wind 1956 (Movie)

Lucy Moore Hadley (Actor)

Blood Alley 1955 (Movie)

Cathy (Actor)

The Cobweb 1955 (Movie)

Meg Faversen Rinehart (Actor)

Woman's World 1954 (Movie)

Elizabeth (Actor)

How to Marry a Millionaire 1952 (Movie)

Schatze Page (Actor)

Young Man With a Horn 1950 (Movie)

Amy North (Actor)

Key Largo 1948 (Movie)

Nora Temple (Actor)

Dark Passage 1947 (Movie)

Irene Jansen (Actor)

The Big Sleep 1946 (Movie)

Vivian (Actor)

Two Guys From Milwaukee 1946 (Movie)

(Actor)

To Have and Have Not 1944 (Movie)

Marie Browning-- (Actor)

A Foreign Field (TV Show)

Actor

Bacall on Bogart (TV Show)

Actor

Bright Leaf (Movie)

Sonja Kovac (Actor)

Confidential Agent (Movie)

Rose Cullen (Actor)

I Remember You (TV Show)

Actor

New York at the Movies (TV Show)

Actor

Perfect Gentlemen (TV Show)

Actor

The DuPont Show of the Week (TV Show)

Actor

The Portrait (TV Show)

Actor

Wide Blue Yonder (Movie)

(Actor)

Biography

Lauren Bacall was one of those movie stars who were so original and iconic that the molecular structure of the audience seemed to shift when she was on screen. Marlene Dietrich, Bette Davis, Katherine Hepburn, Greta Garbo - they too possessed an ineffable power to dominate the screen by their physical presence alone. But what made Bacall unique was that she demonstrated this authority at such a young age. She was only 19 years old when she stood toe-to-toe with the formidable Humphrey Bogart in "To Have and Have Not" (1944), director Howard Hawks' film adaptation of Ernest Hemingway's novel. Her husky voice and sultry eyes were more than a match for Bogie, both on screen and off. He would go on to marry his much younger co-star and together they began one of Hollywood's most famed personal and professional partnerships. But Bacall was not dependent upon Bogart for her later success. She continued to be a movie star and Broadway diva long after Bogart died in 1957, establishing herself as one of the greatest female entertainers of her generation - not to mention, one tough broad. Her death on August 12, 2014 brought tributes from fans, friends, and fellow actors.

Relationships

Stephen Humphrey Bogart Executive Producer

Son
Born Jan. 6, 1949; father, Humphrey Bogart

Leslie Bogart

Daughter
Born Aug. 23, 1952; father, Humphrey Bogart Named after Leslie Howard, who got Bogart his big break in "The Petrified Forest" (1936)

Humphrey Bogart Actor

Husband
Met while filming "To Have and Have Not" (1944); he was 25 years her senior Married May 21, 1945 until Bogart's death Jan. 14, 1957

Len Cariou Actor

Companion
Romantically involved during staging of "Applause" (1970) No longer together

William Perske

Father
Jewish immigrant; Polish descent Divorced Bacall's mother when she was a little girl

Natalie Perske

Mother
Jewish immigrant; Romanian and French descent

Sam Robards Actor

Son
Born Dec. 16, 1961; father, Jason Robards

Jason Robards Actor

Husband
Married July 4, 1961 Divorced Sept. 10, 1969 due to Robards' alcoholism (according to Bacall's autobiography)

Frank Sinatra Actor

Companion
Began relationship after Humphrey Bogart's death 1957 Briefly engaged Sinatra ended relationship 1958 when news of their engagement was leaked to the press

EDUCATION

Julia Richman High School

New York , New York

American Academy of Dramatic Arts

New York , New York 1941

Highland Manor

Tarrytown , New York
Boarding school for girls

Milestones

2012

Co-starred in "The Forger" with Josh Hutcherson and Alfred Molina

2007

Cast opposite Woody Harrelson and Kristin Scott Thomas in crime drama "The Walker"

2005

Co-starred in "Manderlay," the second part of Lars von Trier's U.S.A. trilogy

2004

Played Kidman's mother in "Birth," helmed by Jonathan Glazer

2004

Starred with Nicole Kidman and Stellan Skarsgård in "Dogville," directed by Lars Von Trier

1999

Starred in the title role of the CBS miniseries "Too Rich: The Secret Life of Doris Duke"

1999

Returned to Broadway as star of the Noel Coward play "Waiting in the Wings"

1999

Appeared as a brothel owner in "Diamonds"; reunited on screen with Kirk Douglas

1998

Made rare TV acting appearance as a guest on an episode of the CBS medical drama "Chicago Hope"

1996

Received sole Academy Award nomination as Best Supporting Actress for playing Barbra Streisand's critical mother in "The Mirror Has Two Faces"

1995

Inducted into the French Order of Arts and Sciences

1991

Hosted TNT special "Kisses," a history of the kiss in movies

1991

Hosted a series of made-for-TV dramatic presentations "General Motors Playwrights Theater" (A&E); several programs aired each TV season; first installment, "Clara"

1988

Hosted and narrated the PBS documentary about Humphrey Bogart, "Bacall on Bogart"

1988

Appeared as herself in interview and compilation documentary "John Huston: The Man, The Movies, The Maverick"

1985

Starred in a touring, Broadway-bound revival of the Tennessee Williams play "Sweet Bird of Youth"; show closed before making it to New York

1981

Returned to Broadway in another musical adaptation "Woman of the Year," based on 1942 film starring Katharine Hepburn and Spencer Tracy

1980

Portrayed by Kathryn Harrold in TV-movie biopic "Bogie" (CBS); Bacall claimed she never saw the movie, nor did she want to

1979

Published first autobiographical work By Myself

1979

Served as ringmaster for CBS variety special "Circus of the Stars"

1978

Made TV-movie debut in "Perfect Gentlemen," co-starring Ruth Gordon and Sandy Dennis

1973

Reprised the role of Margo Channing from "Applause" in a CBS TV adaptation of the stage musical

1972

Made London stage debut in "Applause"

1969

Starred on Broadway in "Applause," a musical adaptation of classic comedy-drama film "All About Eve"; stayed with the show for 18 months and then took show on tour

1967

Hosted ABC variety special "The Light Fantastic, or How to Tell the Past, Present, and Maybe Your Future Through Social Dancing"

1965

Starred on Broadway in hit comedy "Cactus Flower"; played 900 performances over several years

1964

Returned to films after a five-year absence to appear in "Shock Treatment"; also marked first film in which she was not female lead (played by Carol Lynley)

1959

First film which was not a U.S. Production, "North West Frontier"; last film for five years

1959

First starred on Broadway in comedy "Goodbye Charlie"

1955

Acted opposite Bogart in NBC adaptation of "The Petrified Forest"; Bogart recreated role of Duke Mantee, which he had played on Broadway and in film nearly 20 years earlier

1954

Made one of earliest TV appearances on "Light's Diamond Jubilee," an all-star variety special celebrating the 75th anniversary of Edison's discovery of the light bulb

1953

Acted in first film for three years, "How to Marry a Millionaire"

1951

Journeyed to Africa with Bogart for filming of John Huston's adventure classic "The African Queen" (did not appear in film) instead of staying in Hollywood to star in "Storm Warning"; Ginger Rogers replaced her in role; after many rifts, parted with Warne

1951

Made radio debut on the series "Bold Venture"

1950

Last film for Warner Bros., "Bright Leaf" co-starring Gary Cooper

1948

Last of four co-starring films for Bacall and Bogart, "Key Largo"

1947

Suspended temporarily from acting for refusing to act in Western "Stallion Road" opposite Ronald Reagan

1946

Appeared with Bogart in comedy "Two Guys from Milwaukee"

1943

Made acting debut as the female lead in "To Have and Have Not" opposite Humphrey Bogart, directed by Hawks

1942

Spotted on cover of March 1943 issue of Harper's Bazaar by Howard Hawks' wife; Hawks tested her and signed her to a seven-year studio contract

1941

Crowned "Miss Greenwich Village"

1941

Appeared in short-lived Broadway production "Johnny 2x4"

Worked as an usherette in a theater, where she was able to watch actors rehearse

Bonus Trivia

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After seeing her in "To Have and Have Not" (1944) Billy Wilder referred to Bacall as "The girl with 'the look,'" and the phrase stuck. Bacall herself would later claim that one of the trademark features of "The Look," the chin held very low, practically against her chest so that her eyes would have to look up sharply, and seductively, was a way to keep her head from shaking from sheer nervousness during her earliest days of filming "To Have and Have Not."

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Probably the most famous words ever written about Bacall were those of novelist, essayist, and film critic James Agee, remarking on her debut in "To Have and Have Not" (1944)"Lauren Bacall has cinema personality to burn and she burns both ends against an unusually little middle. She has a javelin-like vitality, a born dancer's eloquence of movement, a fierce female shrewdness, and a special sweet-sourness. With these faculties, plus a stone-crushing confidence and a trombone voice, she manages to get across the toughest girl a piously regenerate Hollywood has dreamed of in a long, long while."

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Bacall was inducted into the Theater Hall of Fame in 1998.

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She received an honorary degree from Columbia University in 1998.

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"Yeah, once you pass the age of 25, you're in trouble. The preoccupation with youth and with endless trips to the plastic surgeon begining at age 18 is just horrific. But I'm very lucky. Believe me, I'm grateful every day for that fact that I'm still working, and I intend to keep working until I drop, Which I hope will not be today or tomorrow. [laughs] But I think the reason I've continued to work is that I've never stopped, and also that I've spent 20 years starring in plays and musicals and being in the public eye." – Bacall on aging in Hollywood, quoted in Interview magazine, April 2004

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