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.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. 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.
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 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 early 1960s and was emblematic of the era's changing 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 was an American actress and dancer. She achieved fame during the 1940s as one of the era's top stars, appearing in 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 DeForest Bogart was an American film and theater actor. His performances in numerous films from the Classical Hollywood era made him a cultural icon. In 1999, the American Film Institute selected him as the greatest male star of classic American cinema.
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; 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.
The Big Sleep is a 1946 film noir directed by Howard Hawks, the first film version of the 1939 novel of the same name by Raymond Chandler. 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.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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
|1944||To Have and Have Not||Marie "Slim" Browning|
|1945||Confidential Agent||Rose Cullen|
|1946||Two Guys from Milwaukee||Herself||Cameo appearance|
|1946||The Big Sleep||Vivian Sternwood Rutledge|
|1947||Dark Passage||Irene Jansen|
|1948||Key Largo||Nora Temple|
|1950||Young Man with a Horn||Amy North|
|1950||Bright Leaf||Sonia Kovac|
|1953||How to Marry a Millionaire||Schatze Page|
|1954||Woman's World||Elizabeth Burns|
|1955||The Cobweb||Meg Faversen Rinehart|
|1955||Blood Alley||Cathy Grainger|
|1956||Written on the Wind||Lucy Moore Hadley|
|1957||Designing Woman||Marilla Brown Hagen|
|1958||The Gift of Love||Julie Beck|
|1959||North West Frontier||Catherine Wyatt|
|1964||Shock Treatment||Dr. Edwina Beighley|
|1964||Sex and the Single Girl||Sylvia Broderick|
|1974||Murder on the Orient Express||Mrs. Harriet Belinda Hubbard|
|1976||The Shootist||Bond Rogers|
|1981||The Fan||Sally Ross|
|1988||Appointment with Death||Lady Westholme|
|1988||Mr. North||Mrs. Cranston|
|1988||John Huston: The Man, the Movies, the Maverick||Herself||Documentary film|
|1989||Tree of Hands||Marsha Archdale||Alternate title: Innocent Victim|
|1989||Dinner at Eight||Carlotta Vance||TV film|
|1991||A Star for Two||Edwige|
|1991||All I Want for Christmas||Lillian Brooks|
|1993||The Portrait||Fanny Church||TV film|
|1993||A Foreign Field||Lisa||TV film|
|1994||Prêt-à-Porter||Slim Chrysler||Alternate title: Ready to Wear (Prêt-à-Porter)|
|1995||From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler||Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler||TV film|
|1996||The Mirror Has Two Faces||Hannah Morgan|
|1996||My Fellow Americans||Margaret Kramer|
|1997||Day and Night||Sonia||French title: Le Jour et la Nuit|
|1999||Get Bruce||Herself||Documentary film|
|1999||Too Rich: The Secret Life of Doris Duke||Doris Duke||TV miniseries|
|1999||Madeline: Lost in Paris||Madame Lacroque||Voice, Animated film|
|1999||The Venice Project||Countess Camilla Volta|
|1999||Presence of Mind||Mado Remei|
|2000||A Conversation with Gregory Peck||Herself||Documentary film|
|2003||Gone Dark||May Markham||Alternate title: The Limit|
|2004||Howl's Moving Castle||Witch of the Waste||Voice, Animated film|
|2004||Amália Traïda||TV Announcer||10-minute short film|
|2006||These Foolish Things||Dame Lydia|
|2007||The Walker||Natalie Van Miter|
|2008||Eve||Grandma||20-minute short film|
|2008||Scooby-Doo! and the Goblin King||The Grand Witch||Voice, Animated film|
|2008||Empire State Building Murders||Penny Baxter||TV film|
|2010||Wide Blue Yonder||May|
|2012||Ernest & Celestine||The Grey One||Voice, Animated film|
|2012||The Forger||Anne-Marie Cole||Alternate title: Carmel-by-the-Sea, (final film role)|
|1953||What's My Line?||Mystery Guest / Herself||3 episodes|
|1954||Light's Diamond Jubilee||Herself||TV film documentary|
|1955||Producers' Showcase||Gabby Maple||Episode: "The Petrified Forest"|
|1956||Ford Star Jubilee||Elvira Condomine||Episode: "Blithe Spirit"|
|1963||The DuPont Show of the Week||Lorraine Boswell||Episode: "A Dozen Deadly Roses"|
|1963||Dr. Kildare||Virginia Herson||Episode: "The Oracle"|
|1964||Mr. Broadway||Barbara Lake||2 episodes|
|1965||Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre||Amanda / Barbara||Episode: "Double Jeopardy"|
|1978||Perfect Gentlemen||Mrs. Lizzie Martin||TV film|
|1979||The Rockford Files||Kendall Warren||Episodes: "Lions, Tigers, Monkeys and Dogs" (Part 1 & 2)|
|1990||Frederick Forsyth Presents||Beatrix Coltrane||Episode: "A Little Piece of Sunshine"|
|1993||The General Motors Playwrights Theater||Herself / Host||Episode: "The Parallax Garden"|
|1998||Chicago Hope||Samara Visco Klein||Episodes: "Risky Business" / "Absent Without Leave"|
|2006||The Sopranos||Herself||Episode: "Luxury Lounge"|
|2014||Family Guy||Evelyn (voice)||Episode: "Mom's the Word" (final television role)|
|1942||Johnny 2x4||Ensemble||Broadway (credited as Betty Bacall)|
|1942||Franklin Street||Unnamed teenager||Broadway|
|1970||Applause||Margo Channing||Broadway and West End|
|1977||Wonderful Town||Ruth Sherwood||Summer stock|
|1979||V.I.P. Night on Broadway||Herself||Broadway (benefit concert)|
|1981||Woman of the Year||Tess Harding||Broadway|
|1985||Sweet Bird of Youth||The Princess Kosmonopolis||West End|
|1989||The Players Club Centennial Salute||Herself||Broadway (benefit concert)|
|1995||The Visit||Claire Zachanassian||Chichester Festival|
|1996||Angela Lansbury: A Celebration||Herself||Broadway (benefit concert)|
|1999||Waiting in the Wings||Lotta Bainbridge||Broadway|
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