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American actress Lauren Bacall (1924–2014) had an extensive career in films, television shows, and plays. She was one of the leading ladies during the Golden Age of Hollywood along with actresses such as Marilyn Monroe and Rita Hayworth. [1] Bacall started her career as a teenage fashion model when she appeared on the cover of Harper's Bazaar and was discovered by Howard Hawks' wife Nancy. [2] [3] As she naturally had a high-pitched and nasal voice, she received lessons to help deepen it and was required to shout verses by Shakespeare for hours every day as part of her training. [4] [5]

Lauren Bacall American actress

Lauren Bacall was an American actress known for her distinctive voice and sultry looks. She was named the 20th greatest female star of classic Hollywood cinema by the American Film Institute and received an Academy Honorary Award from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in 2009 "in recognition of her central place in the Golden Age of motion pictures".

Marilyn Monroe American actress, model, and singer

Marilyn Monroe was an American actress, model, and singer. Famous for playing comic "blonde bombshell" characters, she became one of the most popular sex symbols of the 1950s and was emblematic of the era's attitudes towards sexuality. Although she was a top-billed actress for only a decade, her films grossed $200 million by the time of her unexpected death in 1962. More than half a century later, she continues to be a major popular culture icon.

Rita Hayworth American actress, dancer and director

Rita Hayworth was an American actress and dancer. She achieved fame during the 1940s as one of the era's top stars, appearing in a total of 61 films over 37 years. The press coined the term "The Love Goddess" to describe Hayworth after she had become the most glamorous screen idol of the 1940s. She was the top pin-up girl for GIs during World War II.


Bacall's first film appearance was with Humphrey Bogart in the 1944 film To Have and Have Not . The following year she married Bogart and went on to appear with him in The Big Sleep (1946), Dark Passage (1947), and Key Largo (1948). She also starred in comedies such as How to Marry a Millionaire in 1953 with Marilyn Monroe, Designing Woman in 1957 with Gregory Peck, and Sex and the Single Girl in 1964 with Natalie Wood. Bacall also appeared in Murder on the Orient Express (1976) and The Shootist (1976).

Humphrey Bogart American actor

Humphrey DeForest Bogart was an American film and stage actor. His performances in numerous films from the Classical Hollywood era made him a cultural icon. In 1999, the American Film Institute ranked him as the greatest male star of American cinema.

<i>To Have and Have Not</i> (film) 1944 film by Howard Hawks

To Have and Have Not is a 1944 American romance-war-adventure film directed by Howard Hawks, loosely based on Ernest Hemingway's 1937 novel of the same name. It stars Humphrey Bogart, Walter Brennan and Lauren Bacall in her film debut; it also features Dolores Moran, Hoagy Carmichael, Sheldon Leonard, Dan Seymour, and Marcel Dalio. The plot centers on the romance between a freelancing fisherman in Martinique and a beautiful American drifter which is complicated by the growing French resistance in Vichy France.

<i>The Big Sleep</i> (1946 film) 1946 film by Howard Hawks

The Big Sleep is a 1946 film noir directed by Howard Hawks, the first film version of Raymond Chandler's 1939 novel of the same name. The film stars Humphrey Bogart as private detective Philip Marlowe and Lauren Bacall as Vivian Rutledge in a story about the "process of a criminal investigation, not its results." William Faulkner, Leigh Brackett and Jules Furthman co-wrote the screenplay. In 1997, the U.S. Library of Congress deemed the film "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant," and added it to the National Film Registry.

In Bacall's later years, she appeared in the films All I Want for Christmas (1991), Prêt-à-Porter (1994), The Mirror Has Two Faces (1996), My Fellow Americans (1996), Diamonds (1999), Dogville (2003), Eve (2008) Wide Blue Yonder (2010) and The Forger (2012). For her role as Hannah Morgan in The Mirror Has Two Faces, Bacall won the Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress – Motion Picture and was nominated for a BAFTA and an Academy Award. [6] [7] [8] Her television work included appearances on Mr. Broadway (1964), Chicago Hope (1998), and The Rockford Files (1979), as well as providing the voice of Evelyn on the animated series Family Guy (2014).

<i>All I Want for Christmas</i> (film) 1991 film by Robert Lieberman

All I Want for Christmas is a 1991 American romantic comedy film directed by Robert Lieberman, and starring Harley Jane Kozak, Lauren Bacall, Thora Birch, Ethan Randall, and Leslie Nielsen. The score was composed by Bruce Broughton, including a theme-setting song by Stephen Bishop.

<i>Prêt-à-Porter</i> (film) 1994 film by Robert Altman

Prêt-à-Porter, released in the US as Ready to Wear (Prêt-à-Porter), is a 1994 American satirical comedy-drama film co-written, directed, and produced by Robert Altman and shot on location during the Paris Fashion Week with a host of international stars, models, and designers.

<i>The Mirror Has Two Faces</i> 1996 film by Barbra Streisand

The Mirror Has Two Faces is a 1996 American romantic comedy-drama film produced and directed by Barbra Streisand, who also stars. The screenplay by Richard LaGravenese is loosely based on the 1958 French film Le Miroir a deux faces written by André Cayatte and Gérard Oury, which focused on a homely woman who becomes a beauty, which creates problems in her marriage.

Bacall also performed on Broadway in the plays Cactus Flower in 1965 and The Visit in 1995 and musicals such as Applause in 1970 and Woman of the Year in 1981. For her roles in Applause and Woman of the Year, she won the Tony Award for Best Actress in a Musical. [9] [10]

<i>Cactus Flower</i> (play) farce by Abe Burrows

Cactus Flower is a farce by Abe Burrows. It played for years on Broadway before being adapted by I.A.L. Diamond into a 1969 feature film directed by Gene Saks.

The Visit is a 1956 tragicomic play by Swiss dramatist Friedrich Dürrenmatt.

<i>Applause</i> (musical) musical by Betty Comden and Adolph Green

Applause is a musical with a book by Betty Comden and Adolph Green, lyrics by Lee Adams, and music by Charles Strouse. The musical is based on the 1950 film All About Eve and the short story on which the movie is based, Mary Orr's "The Wisdom of Eve". The story centers on aging star Margo Channing, who innocently takes a fledgling actress under her wing, unaware that the ruthless Eve is plotting to steal her career and her man.


In To Have and Have Not with Humphrey Bogart (1944) Bogart and Bacall To Have and Have Not.jpg
In To Have and Have Not with Humphrey Bogart (1944)
In Dark Passage with Humphrey Bogart (1947) Bacall and Bogart Dark Passage.jpg
In Dark Passage with Humphrey Bogart (1947)
In How to Marry a Millionaire (1953) Lauren Bacall in How to Marry a Millionaire trailer 1.jpg
In How to Marry a Millionaire (1953)
1944 To Have and Have Not Marie "Slim" BrowningRecorded the songs she sang in the film [2]
1945 Confidential Agent Rose Cullen [11]
1946 Two Guys from Milwaukee HerselfUncredited, Alternate title: Royal Flush [12]
1946 The Big Sleep Vivian Sternwood Rutledge [2]
1947 Dark Passage Irene Jansen [2]
1948 Key Largo Nora Temple [2]
1950 Young Man with a Horn Amy North [2]
1950 Bright Leaf Sonia Kovac [11]
1953 How to Marry a Millionaire Schatze Page [2]
1954 Woman's World Elizabeth BurnsAlternate title: A Woman's World [13]
1955 The Cobweb Meg Faversen Rinehart [14]
1955 Blood Alley Cathy Grainger [1]
1956 Written on the Wind Lucy Moore Hadley [11]
1957 Designing Woman Marilla Brown Hagen [2]
1958 The Gift of Love Julie Beck [11]
1959 North West Frontier Catherine WyattAlternate titles: Flame Over India / Empress of India [11]
1964 Shock Treatment Dr. Edwina Beighley [11]
1964 Sex and the Single Girl Sylvia Broderick [15]
1966 Harper Elaine SampsonAlternate title: The Moving Target [11]
1974 Murder on the Orient Express Mrs. Harriet Belinda Hubbard [11]
1976 The Shootist Bond Rogers [2]
1978 Perfect Gentlemen Mrs. Lizzie MartinTV film [16]
1980 HealtH Esther Brill [1]
1981 The Fan Sally Ross [2]
1988 Appointment with Death Lady Westholme [17]
1988 Mr. North Mrs. Cranston [11]
1988 John Huston: The Man, the Movies, the Maverick HerselfDocumentary film [18]
1989 Tree of Hands Marsha ArchdaleAlternate title: Innocent Victim [19]
1989 Dinner at Eight Carlotta VanceTV film [1]
1990 Misery Marcia Sindell [2]
1991 A Star for Two Edwige [15]
1991 All I Want for Christmas Lillian Brooks [20]
1993 The Portrait Fanny ChurchTV film [21]
1993 A Foreign Field LisaTV film [22]
1994 Prêt-à-Porter Slim ChryslerAlternate title: Ready to Wear (Prêt-à-Porter) [11]
1995 From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler Mrs. Basil E. FrankweilerTV film [23]
1996 The Mirror Has Two Faces Hannah Morgan [2]
1996 My Fellow Americans Margaret Kramer [11]
1997 Day and Night SoniaFrench title: Le Jour et la Nuit [24]
1999 Get Bruce HerselfDocumentary film [25]
1999 Too Rich: The Secret Life of Doris Duke Doris Duke TV miniseries [11]
1999 Madeline: Lost in Paris Madame LacroqueVoice, Animated film [26]
1999 Diamonds Sin-Dee [11]
1999 The Venice Project Countess Camilla Volta [27]
1999 Presence of Mind Mado Remei [11]
2000 A Conversation with Gregory Peck HerselfDocumentary film [28]
2003 Gone Dark May MarkhamAlternate title: The Limit [29]
2003 Dogville Ma Ginger [2]
2004 Howl's Moving Castle Witch of the WasteVoice, Animated film [20]
2004 Birth Eleanor [1]
2004 Amália Traïda TV Announcer10-minute short film [30]
2005 Manderlay Mam [1]
2006 These Foolish Things Dame Lydia [31]
2007 The Walker Natalie Van Miter [32]
2008 Eve Grandma20-minute short film [33]
2008 Scooby-Doo! and the Goblin King The Grand WitchVoice, Animated film [34]
2008 Empire State Building Murders Penny BaxterTV film
2010 Wide Blue Yonder May [35]
2012 Ernest & Celestine The Grey OneVoice, Animated film [20]
2012 The Forger Anne-Marie ColeAlternate title: Carmel-by-the-Sea, (final film role) [11]


With Humphrey Bogart (middle) and Henry Fonda in the TV broadcast play "The Petrified Forest", (1956) Bacall, Bogart, Fonda crop.jpg
With Humphrey Bogart (middle) and Henry Fonda in the TV broadcast play "The Petrified Forest", (1956)
1953 What's My Line? Mystery Guest / Herself3 episodes [36]
1954 Light's Diamond Jubilee HerselfTV film documentary [37]
1955 Producers' Showcase Gabby MapleEpisode: "The Petrified Forest" [38]
1956 Ford Star Jubilee Elvira CondomineEpisode: "Blithe Spirit" [1]
1963 The DuPont Show of the Week Lorraine BoswellEpisode: "A Dozen Deadly Roses" [39]
1963 Dr. Kildare Virginia HersonEpisode: "The Oracle" [15]
1964 Mr. Broadway Barbara Lake2 episodes [40]
1965 Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre Amanda / BarbaraEpisode: "Double Jeopardy" [41]
1965 The Danny Kaye Show Guest/HerselfEpisode: Comedy and Song Sketches with Kaye and husband Jason Robards
1979 The Rockford Files Kendall WarrenEpisodes: "Lions, Tigers, Monkeys and Dogs" (Part 1 & 2) [42]
1990 Frederick Forsyth Presents Beatrix ColtraneEpisode: "A Little Piece of Sunshine" [43]
1993The General Motors Playwrights TheaterHerself / HostEpisode: "The Parallax Garden" [44]
1998 Chicago Hope Samara Visco KleinEpisodes: "Risky Business" / "Absent Without Leave" [45]
2006 The Sopranos HerselfEpisode: "Luxury Lounge" [2]
2014 Family Guy Evelyn (voice)Episode: "Mom's the Word" (final television role) [46]


With Humphrey Bogart (left) and AFRS Broadcaster Jack Brown during a broadcast to troops overseas during World War II. Bogart Bacall AFRS.jpg
With Humphrey Bogart (left) and AFRS Broadcaster Jack Brown during a broadcast to troops overseas during World War II.
1942Johnny 2x4EnsembleBroadway (credited as Betty Bacall) [12]
1942Franklin StreetUnnamed teenagerBroadway [2]
1959Goodbye CharlieCharlieBroadway [47]
1965 Cactus Flower StephanieBroadway [47]
1970 Applause Margo ChanningBroadway and West End [48]
1977 Wonderful Town Ruth SherwoodSummer stock [49]
1979V.I.P. Night on BroadwayHerselfBroadway (benefit concert) [50]
1981 Woman of the Year Tess HardingBroadway [15]
1985 Sweet Bird of Youth The Princess KosmonopolisWest End [51]
1989The Players Club Centennial SaluteHerselfBroadway (benefit concert) [52]
1995 The Visit Claire ZachanassianChichester Festival [53]
1996Angela Lansbury: A CelebrationHerselfBroadway (benefit concert) [54]
1999Waiting in the WingsLotta BainbridgeBroadway [31]

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