Lauren Bacall

16 Sep 1924 - 12 Aug 2014


Lauren Bacall (born Betty Joan Perske; September 16, 1924 – August 12, 2014) was an American actress known for her distinctive husky voice and sultry looks. She began her career as a model. She first appeared as a leading lady in the Humphrey Bogart film To Have and Have Not (1944) and continued on in the film noir genre, with appearances in Bogart movies The Big Sleep (1946), Dark Passage (1947), and Key Largo (1948), as well as comedic roles in How to Marry a Millionaire (1953) with Marilyn Monroe and Designing Woman (1957) with Gregory Peck. Bacall worked on Broadway in musicals, earning Tony Awards for Applause in 1970 and Woman of the Year in 1981. Her performance in the movie The Mirror Has Two Faces (1996) earned her a Golden Globe Award and an Academy Award nomination.

In 1999, Bacall was ranked 20th out of the 25 actresses on the AFI's 100 Years...100 Stars list by the American Film Institute. In 2009, she was selected by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences to receive an Academy Honorary Award "in recognition of her central place in the Golden Age of motion pictures."

Bacall died on August 12, 2014, at the age of 89. According to her grandson Jamie Bogart, the actress died after suffering from a stroke.


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Filmography (42 titles)

(movie, 2012)
···Ernest et Célestine
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Family
Role: Actor (as The Grey One (voice English version))
(movie, 2012)
···The Forger
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as Anne-Marie)
(movie, 2010)
···Wide Blue Yonder
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Role: Actor (as May)
(movie, 2007)
···The Walker
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Role: Actor (as Natalie Van Miter)
(movie, 2005)
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as Mam)
(movie, 2004)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Eleanor)
(movie, 2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Ma Ginger)
(movie, 2003)
···The Limit
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Role: Actor (as May Markham)
(movie, 1999)
Genre: Comedy, Mystery
Role: Actor (as Sin-Dee)
(movie, 1999)
···Madeline: Lost in Paris
Genre: Animation, Family
Role: Actor (as Madame Lacroque)
(movie, 1999)
···The Venice Project
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as Countess Camilla Volta)
Genre: Drama, Biography
Role: Actor (as Doris Duke (elderly))
(movie, 1996)
···The Mirror Has Two Faces
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Role: Actor (as Hannah Morgan)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Role: Actor (as Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler)
(movie, 1994)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Role: Actor (as Slim Chrysler)
(movie, 1993)
···The Portrait
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as Fanny Church)
(movie, 1991)
···A Star for Two
Genre: Drama, Romance
Role: Actor
(movie, 1990)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Marcia Sindell)
(movie, 1989)
···Tree of Hands
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as Marsha Archdale)
(movie, 1988)
···Appointment with Death
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Lady Westholme)
(movie, 1988)
···Mr. North
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Role: Actor (as Mrs. Cranston)
(movie, 1981)
···The Fan
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Sally Ross)
(movie, 1978)
···Perfect Gentlemen
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Role: Actor (as Mrs. Lizzie Martin)
Role: Actor (as Herself)
(movie, 1976)
···The Shootist
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Western
Role: Actor (as Bond Rogers)
(movie, 1974)
···Murder on the Orient Express
Genre: Drama, Thriller, Mystery
Role: Actor (as Mrs. Harriet Belinda Hubbard)
(movie, 1973)
Genre: Comedy, Musical
Role: Actor (as Margo Channing)
(movie, 1966)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller, Crime, Mystery
Role: Actor (as Mrs. Sampson)
(movie, 1959)
···North West Frontier
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Role: Actor (as Catherine Wyatt)
(movie, 1958)
···The Gift of Love
Genre: Drama, Romance
Role: Actor (as Julie Beck)
(movie, 1957)
···Designing Woman
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Role: Actor (as Marilla Brown Hagen)
(movie, 1956)
···Written on the Wind
Genre: Drama, Romance
Role: Actor (as Lucy Moore Hadley)
(movie, 1955)
···Blood Alley
Genre: Action, Adventure
Role: Actor (as Cathy Grainger)
(movie, 1955)
···The Cobweb
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as Meg Faversen Rinehart)
(movie, 1953)
···How to Marry a Millionaire
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Role: Actor (as Schatze Page)
(movie, 1950)
···Young Man with a Horn
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Role: Actor (as Amy North)
(movie, 1950)
···Bright Leaf
Genre: Drama, Romance
Role: Actor (as Sonia Kovac)
(movie, 1948)
···Key Largo
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Nora Temple)
(movie, 1947)
···Dark Passage
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller, Romance
Role: Actor (as Irene Jansen)
(movie, 1946)
···The Big Sleep
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Vivian Sternwood Rutledge)
(movie, 1945)
···Confidential Agent
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Rose Cullen)
(movie, 1944)
···To Have and Have Not
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller, Romance
Role: Actor (as Marie Browning)