Lauren Bacall

as Herself - Presenter in the movie 7th Annual American Cinema Awards

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Real name is Betty Joan Perske
Also known as The LookBetty
Was born at 16 September 1924 in The Bronx, New York City, New York, USA . Died at 12 August 2014, New York City, New York, USA (stroke)

Lauren Bacall was born Betty Joan Perske on September 16, 1924, in NewYork City. She is the daughter of Natalie Weinstein-Bacal, a RomanianJewish immigrant, and William Perske, who was born in New Jersey, toPolish Jewish parents. Her family was middle-class, with her fatherworking as a salesman and her mother as a secretary. They divorced whenshe was five.

When she was a school girl, Lauren originally wanted tobe a dancer, but later, she became enthralled with acting, so sheswitched gears to head into that field. She had studied at the AmericanAcademy of Dramatic Arts in New York after high school, which enabledher to get her feet wet in some off-Broadway productions. Once out of school, Lauren entered modeling and, because of her beauty,appeared on the cover of Harper's Bazaar, one of the most popularmagazines in the US. The wife of famed director 'Howard Hawks' spotted the picture in the publication and arranged with her husband tohave Lauren take a screen test. As a result, which was entirelypositive, she was given the part of Marie Browning in To Have and Have Not (1944) , a thriller opposite the great'Humphrey Bogart' , when she was just 19 years old.

This not onlyset the tone for a fabulous career but also one of Hollywood's greatestlove stories (she married Bogart in 1945). It was also the first ofseveral Bogie-Bacall films. After 1945's Confidential Agent (1945) , Lauren received secondbilling in The Big Sleep (1946) with Bogart. The mystery, in therole of Vivian Sternwood Rutledge, was a resounding success. Althoughshe was making one film a year, each production would be eagerlyawaited by the public.

In 1947, again with her husband, Lauren starredin the thriller Dark Passage (1947) . The film kept movie patronson the edge of their seats. The following year, she starred withBogart, 'Edward G. Robinson (I)' , and 'Lionel Barrymore' in Key Largo (1948) . The crime drama was even more of a nail biterthan her previous film.

In 1950, Lauren starred in Bright Leaf (1950) , a drama set in 1894. It was a film of notebecause she appeared without her husband - her co-star was'Gary Cooper (I)' . In 1953, Lauren appeared in her first comedy asSchatze Page in How to Marry a Millionaire (1953) . The film,with co-stars 'Marilyn Monroe' and 'Betty Grable' , was asmash hit all across the theaters of America. After filming Designing Woman (1957) , which was released in 1957,'Humphrey Bogart' died on January 14 from throat cancer.

Devastated at being a widow, Lauren returned to the silver screen with The Gift of Love (1958) in 1958 opposite'Robert Stack (I)' . The production turned out to be a bigdisappointment. Undaunted, Lauren moved back to New York City andappeared in several Broadway plays to huge critical acclaim. She wasenjoying acting before live audiences and the audiences in turn enjoyedher fine performances. Lauren was away from the big screen for five years, but she returned in1964 to appear in Shock Treatment (1964) and Sex and the Single Girl (1964) .

The latter film was a comedystarring 'Henry Fonda' and 'Tony Curtis (I)' . In 1966, Laurenstarred in Harper (1966) with 'Paul Newman (I)' and'Julie Harris (I)' , which was one of former's signature films. Alternating her time between films and the stage, Lauren returned in1974's Murder on the Orient Express (1974) . The film, based on'Agatha Christie' 's best-selling book was a huge hit. It alsogarnered 'Ingrid Bergman (I)' her third Oscar.

Actually, the hugestar-studded cast helped to ensure its success. Two years later, in1976, Lauren co-starred with 'John Wayne (I)' in The Shootist (1976) . The film was Wayne's last - he died fromcancer in 1979. In 1981, Lauren played an actress being stalked by a crazed admirer in The Fan (1981) . The thriller was absolutely fascinating withLauren in the lead role.

After that production, Lauren was away fromfilms again, this time for seven years. In the interim, she againappeared on the stages of Broadway. When she returned, it was for thefilming of 1988's Mr. North (1988) . After Misery (1990) ,in 1990, and several made for television films, Lauren appeared in1996's My Fellow Americans (1996) .

It was a wonderful comedyromp with 'Jack Lemmon' and 'James Garner (I)' as twoex-presidents and their escapades. Despite her advanced age and deteriorating health, she made asmall-scale comeback in the English-language dub of'Hayao Miyazaki' 's Hauru no ugoku shiro (2004) ("Howl'sMoving Castle," based on the young-adult novel by'Diana Wynne Jones' ) as the Witch of the Waste, but futureendeavors for the beloved actress became increasingly rare. LaurenBacall died on 12 August 2014, five weeks short of her 90th birthday. .

There is some small facts about Lauren Bacall:
  • Chosen by Empire magazine as one of the 100 Sexiest Stars in film history (#6) (1995).
  • Ranked #20 in the AFI's top 25 Actress Legends.
  • (October 1997) Ranked #11 in Empire (UK) magazine's "The Top 100 Movie Stars of All Time" list.
  • Mother of actor 'Sam Robards' , 'Stephen H. Bogart' and 'Leslie Bogart' .
  • Chosen by People magazine as one of the 50 Most Beautiful People in the World (1997).
  • Bacall lived in the same New York apartment building (The Dakota) as Beatle 'John Lennon (I)' when he was shot and later died on December 8, 1980. When interviewed on the subject in a recent British television program hosted by former model 'Twiggy (I)' , Bacall said she had heard the gunshot but assumed that it was a car tire bursting or a vehicle backfiring.
  • Was crowned "Miss Greenwich Village" in 1942.
  • Used her mother's maiden name of Bacal, but added an extra "L" when she entered the cinema.
  • Shortly after 'Humphrey Bogart' 's death, she announced her engagement to 'Frank Sinatra' to the press. Sinatra promptly backed out.
  • Her screen persona was totally based and modeled after 'Howard Hawks' 's wife, Slim. She even uses her name in To Have and Have Not (1944) .
  • She and former Israeli Prime Minister and President 'Shimon Peres' were relatives. Both had the same original last name - Perske. However, the two were not first cousins as has been commonly reported, and in a 2014 interview shortly after Bacall's death, Peres stated that he was unsure of their exact connection.
  • Those close to her called her by her real first name, "Betty".
  • Still undiscovered, Bacall volunteered as a hostess at the New York chapter of the Stage Door Canteen, working Monday nights when theaters were closed.
  • Having lost her job as a showroom model and quit acting school for lack of funds, the teenage Bacall found work as a Broadway theater usher. George Jean Nathan voted her the prettiest usher of the 1942 season in the pages of "Esquire".
  • She was an only child of William Perske and Natalie Weinstein-Bacal.
  • Is one of the initial "Rat Pack" with 'Humphrey Bogart' , 'Frank Sinatra' , 'Irving Paul Lazar' (aka "Swifty" Lazar) and their close friends.
  • Won a Tony Award for her role as Margo Channing in the Broadway production of "Applause", a musical based on the movie, All About Eve (1950) . It was presented by 'Walter Matthau' .
  • With late husband 'Humphrey Bogart' , had a kind of vocal disorder named after her. "Bogart-Bacall syndrome"' (or BBS) is a form of muscle tension dysphonia most common in professional voice users (actors, singers, television/radio presenters, etc.) who habitually use a very low speaking pitch. BBS is more common among women than men and has been blamed on "social pressure on professional women to compete with men in the business arena".
  • Had starred, with her husband 'Humphrey Bogart' , on the syndicated radio program "Bold Venture" (1951-52). Her character's name was Sailor Duval.
  • Her autobiography, "By Myself", won a National Book Award in 1980.
  • Actress 'Kathleen Turner (I)' had often been compared to Bacall. When Turner and Bacall met, Turner reportedly introduced herself to Bacall by saying "Hi, I'm the young you.".
  • Her marriage to 'Humphrey Bogart' occurred at the Pleasant Valley area of Richland County, Ohio home of Pulitzer Prize-winning author, 'Louis Bromfield' , Malabar Farm (4 miles southeast of Lucas within Monroe Township). The home is now an Ohio State Park.
  • 'Katharine Hepburn' , her longtime friend, is the godmother of her son, 'Sam Robards' .
  • Had won two Tony Awards as Best Actress (Musical): in 1970, for her role as Margo Channing in "Applause", a musical based on the movie, All About Eve (1950) ; and in 1981, for "Woman of the Year", also based on a movie of the same name, Woman of the Year (1942) . Her Tony for "Applause" was presented by 'Walter Matthau' .
  • From 2009 until her death in August 2014, she was the only surviving legend mentioned in a popular phrase from 'Madonna' 's 1990 #1 hit song "Vogue". Other legends mentioned: 'Marilyn Monroe' , 'James Dean (I)' , 'Grace Kelly (I)' , 'Jean Harlow (I)' , 'Fred Astaire' , 'Rita Hayworth' and 'Bette Davis' , who all died before the release of the song. 'Greta Garbo' , 'Marlene Dietrich' , 'Joe DiMaggio (I)' , 'Marlon Brando' , 'Gene Kelly (I)' , 'Ginger Rogers' , 'Katharine Hepburn' and 'Lana Turner' all died in following years.
  • Was portrayed by 'Kathryn Harrold' in Bogie (1980) (TV) .
  • Her appearance on a cover of Harper's Bazaar magazine at 18 years of age led to her first film role; she was spotted by the wife of director 'Howard Hawks' , who gave her a screen test and cast her in To Have and Have Not (1944) . The role was actually based on and named for Hawks' wife at that time, Nancy Gross "Slim" Hawks. She repeated this "tribute" in Prêt-à-Porter (1994) , produced just a short time after "Slim" Hawks (name at the time of death: Nancy "Slim" Keith, Lady Keith) died, playing a character named Slim Chrysler, and released to theaters fifty years after the premier of To Have and Have Not (1944) .
  • Was mentioned along with late husband 'Humphrey Bogart' in the 1981 song "Key Largo" ("We had it all, just like Bogie and Bacall").
  • A well respected actress for the past sixty years, she had only been nominated once for an Academy Award. She was 73 when she was nominated for The Mirror Has Two Faces (1996) .
  • Lauren's father, William Perske, was born in New Jersey, to Jewish immigrants from the Russian Empire. Lauren's mother, Natalie Weinstein-Bacal, was a Romanian Jewish immigrant.
  • Son 'Stephen H. Bogart' was born on January 6, 1949. He was named after father 'Humphrey Bogart' 's character from To Have and Have Not (1944) .
  • Daughter 'Leslie Bogart' was born on August 23, 1952. She was named after actor 'Leslie Howard (I)' , who helped 'Humphrey Bogart' get his breakthrough role in the play, The Petrified Forest (1936) .
  • Son 'Sam Robards' was born December 16, 1961 with second husband 'Jason Robards' . Bacall's longtime friend 'Katharine Hepburn' , was his godmother.
  • Daughter 'Leslie Bogart' is childhood friends with 'Lorna Luft' .
  • She made two movies with 'John Wayne (I)' , Blood Alley (1955) and The Shootist (1976) . In the earlier film, during production, Bacall's husband at the time, 'Humphrey Bogart' , was dying of throat cancer. When she made the latter film with Wayne, he had lost a lung to cancer twelve years earlier, which mirrored the fate of his character in the story.
  • In Italy, she was dubbed by 'Clelia Bernacchi' at the beginning of her career, then in most cases by 'Lidia Simoneschi' . 'Franca Dominici' , 'Renata Marini' and 'Anna Miserocchi' also lent their voice to Bacall at some point.
  • She was 17 when she met and became close friends with 'Gregory Peck' . She was an usherette at the time. They remained close until his death.
  • She was dismissed by 'Howard Hawks' because she had a high nasal voice, but she spent two weeks developing her voice and, when she came back to visit Hawks two weeks later, she had a deep husky voice.
  • According to her autobiography, "By Myself and Then Some", she was always very self-conscious about the size of her feet, which she describes as big even for a woman of her exceptional height.
  • When 'Howard Hawks' discovered her, he gave her the choice to work with either 'Cary Grant (I)' or 'Humphrey Bogart' . Bacall was very tempted to work with Grant, but Hawks ended up casting her with Bogart in To Have and Have Not (1944) , and one of Hollywood's greatest romances was started.
  • She was close friends with 'Dirk Bogarde' . Bacall had visited him at his home in London the day before he died in May 1999.
  • At the funeral for her husband, 'Humphrey Bogart' , she put a whistle in his coffin. It was a reference to the famous line she says to him in their first film together To Have and Have Not (1944) : "You know how to whistle, don't you? You just put your lips together and blow.".
  • Campaigned for 'Harry S. Truman' in the 1948 presidential election.
  • She was awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 1724 Vine Street on February 8, 1960.
  • She was awarded a Golden Palm Star on the Palm Springs Walk of Stars on January 10, 1997.
  • 'Humphrey Bogart' campaigned for her to star alongside him as Laurel Gray in In a Lonely Place (1950) , but the role was, instead, given to 'Gloria Grahame' .
  • One of the auditoriums in Tuckwood cineplex in Belgrade, Serbia bears her name.
  • Although she and her husband, 'Humphrey Bogart' , initially protested the House Un-American Activities Committee, they both eventually succumbed to pressure and distanced themselves from the Hollywood Ten in a March 1948 Photoplay Magazine article penned by Bogart titled "I'm no communist.".
  • According to her son Stephen, she was good friends with actress 'Maureen O'Hara (I)' .
  • Was referenced in the stage and movie versions of the musical "Evita" in the song, "Rainbow High": "I'm their Savior! That's what they call me, so Lauren Bacall me. Anything goes!".
  • Was the second name entered on IMDB, just after 'Fred Astaire' (nm0000001) and just before 'Brigitte Bardot' (nm0000003).
  • Returned to work 6 months after giving birth to her daughter 'Leslie Bogart' in order to begin filming How to Marry a Millionaire (1953) .
  • Delivered all three of her children ('Stephen H. Bogart' , 'Leslie Bogart' and 'Sam Robards' ) naturally.
  • According to her autobiography, "By Myself and Then Some", Bacall lost her virginity to future husband 'Humphrey Bogart' at age 19 when they began an affair in February 1944.
  • Along with 'Veronica Lake (I)' , 'Julie London' and 'Rita Hayworth' , she was one of four inspirations that helped compose the character Jessica Rabbit.
  • She was the only Academy Award winner to have been married to two other winners ('Humphrey Bogart' , 'Jason Robards' ).
  • Gave birth to her 1st child at age 24, a son 'Stephen H. Bogart' on January 6, 1949. Child's father was her 1st husband, 'Humphrey Bogart' .
  • Gave birth to her 2nd child at age 27, a daughter 'Leslie Bogart' on August 23, 1952. Child's father was her 1st husband, 'Humphrey Bogart' .
  • Gave birth to her 3rd child at age 37, a son 'Sam Robards' on December 16, 1961. Child's father was her 2nd [now ex] husband, 'Jason Robards' .
  • She originally wanted and intended to be a dancer having attended ballet classes since infancy but in adolescence was drawn to acting.
  • When she was 6, her parents divorced and her mother adopted the surname Bacal. Lauren added an L to it to avoid her name rhyming with crackle.
  • Her father was a medical instrument salesman and her mother was a secretary.
  • She was educated through the expense of wealthy uncles at Highland Manor, a private boarding school in Tarrytown, New York and Julia Richman High School in Manhattan.
  • Lauren Bacall passed away on August 12, 2014, at age 89. A month before her death, her lifelong best friend, 'James Garner (I)' , passed away.
  • Inspired by seeing 'Bette Davis' in films, she enrolled at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts where she went out with 'Kirk Douglas (I)' , who was there on a scholarship. As girls were not accepted for scholarships, she was forced to leave after a year and got a job modeling swim wear then gowns while in the evenings she worked as an usherette.
  • Lauren Bacall passed away on August 12, 2014, a month away from what would have been her 90th birthday on September 16.
  • Lauren Bacall passed away on August 12, 2014, at age 89, and within seven months of four other television legends, either born in 1924 or 1925, aged 89: 'Martha Hyer' , 'Russell Johnson (I)' , 'Mary Grace Canfield' and 'Elaine Stritch' , and just twenty-four days after her close friend 'James Garner (I)' , born 1928.
  • Lauren Bacall passed away on August 12, 2014, at age 89. This was just one month before her longtime friend, 'Joan Rivers' , passed away.
  • Following her death, she was interred at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Glendale, California.
  • She quit smoking cigarettes in the mid-1980s.
Also look some video clip about Lauren Bacall:
There is the list of movies, where Lauren Bacall was taked part:
1 7th Annual American Cinema Awards movie 7th Annual American Cinema Awards 1990 as Herself - Presenter
2 A Benefit Celebration: A Tribute to Angela Lansbury movie A Benefit Celebration: A Tribute to Angela Lansbury 1996 as Herself - Performer
3 A Star Is Born World Premiere movie A Star Is Born World Premiere 1954 as Herself
4 All I Want for Christmas movie All I Want for Christmas 1991 as Lillian Brooks
5 Appointment with Death movie Appointment with Death 1988 as Lady Westholme
6 Hauru no ugoku shiro movie Hauru no ugoku shiro 2004 as Witch of the Waste
7 Heavyweight Elimination Contest: Cassius Clay vs. Doug Jones movie Heavyweight Elimination Contest: Cassius Clay vs. Doug Jones 1963 as Herself - Audience Member
8 How to Marry a Millionaire movie How to Marry a Millionaire 1953 as Schatze Page
9 Howard Hawks: American Artist movie Howard Hawks: American Artist 1997 as Herself
10 John Huston: The Man, the Movies, the Maverick movie John Huston: The Man, the Movies, the Maverick 1988 as Herself
11 Johnny Mercer: The Dreams on Me movie Johnny Mercer: The Dreams on Me 2009 as Herself
12 Katharine Hepburn: All About Me movie Katharine Hepburn: All About Me 1993 as Herself
13 Madeline: Lost in Paris movie Madeline: Lost in Paris 1999 as Madame Lacroque
14 Marilyn Monroe: The Final Days movie Marilyn Monroe: The Final Days 2001 as Herself
15 Moving Image Salutes Al Pacino movie Moving Image Salutes Al Pacino 1993 as Herself
16 Nicole Kidman: An American Cinematheque Tribute movie Nicole Kidman: An American Cinematheque Tribute 2003 as Herself
17 Parade of Stars movie Parade of Stars 1983 as Herself - Tess Harding
18 Premiere Bond: Opening Nights movie Premiere Bond: Opening Nights 2006 as Herself
19 Premio Donostia a Max Von Sydow movie Premio Donostia a Max Von Sydow 2006 as Herself
20 Premio Donostia a Willem Dafoe movie Premio Donostia a Willem Dafoe 2005 as Herself
21 Screen Snapshots: Photoplay Gold Medal Awards movie Screen Snapshots: Photoplay Gold Medal Awards 1948 as Herself
22 The 16th Annual Tony Awards movie The 16th Annual Tony Awards 1962 as Herself - Audience Member
23 The 24th Annual Academy Awards movie The 24th Annual Academy Awards 1952 as Herself - Audience Member
24 The 47th Annual Academy Awards movie The 47th Annual Academy Awards 1975 as Herself - Presenter: Best Costume Design
25 The 51st Annual Academy Awards movie The 51st Annual Academy Awards 1979 as Herself - Co-Presenter: Writing Awards
26 The 59th Annual Academy Awards movie The 59th Annual Academy Awards 1987 as Herself - Presenter: Best Costume Design
27 The 65th Annual Academy Awards movie The 65th Annual Academy Awards 1993 as Herself
28 The 8th Annual American Cinema Awards movie The 8th Annual American Cinema Awards 1991 as Herself - Winner
29 The American Film Institute Presents a Salute to William Wyler movie The American Film Institute Presents a Salute to William Wyler 1976 as Herself
30 The GQ Men of the Year Awards movie The GQ Men of the Year Awards 1997 as Herself
31 The Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing Arts movie The Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing Arts 1980 as Herself
32 The Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing Arts movie The Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing Arts 1990 as Herself
33 The Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing Arts movie The Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing Arts 1991 as Herself
34 The Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing Arts movie The Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing Arts 1994 as Herself
35 The Mirror Has Two Faces movie The Mirror Has Two Faces 1996 as Hannah Morgan
36 Travel the World: Eastern Cities - Prague, Budapest and Istanbul movie Travel the World: Eastern Cities - Prague, Budapest and Istanbul 1997 as Herself
37 Travel the World: Ireland - Western Ireland, Dublin and Belfast movie Travel the World: Ireland - Western Ireland, Dublin and Belfast 1997 as Herself
38 Tribeca Film Festival Presents movie Tribeca Film Festival Presents 2003 as Herself
39 Written on the Wind movie Written on the Wind 1956 as Lucy Moore Hadley
40 You Must Remember This: A Tribute to Casablanca movie You Must Remember This: A Tribute to Casablanca 1992 as Narrator
There is the list of interview of Lauren Bacall:
  • "The Times" (UK), 10 April 2005, by: Lauren Bacall, "Marriage is the best role, says Mrs Bogart"
  • "Guardian" (UK), 2 April 2005, by: Susie Mackenzie, "The moments that last"
  • "Sunday" (Greece), 7 November 2004, Iss. 133, pg. 24-28, by: Tassao Retzios, "De me kseris kala agori mou"
  • "Sueddeutsche Zeitung - Magazin" (Germany), 16.08.2002, Iss. 33, pg. 6-25, by: Peter Bogdanovich, "Ich bin die geborene Puffmutter "I'm a natural born madam(e)""
  • "Diário de Notícias" (Portugal), 1997, Iss. 46691, pg. 38, by: Al Weisel
  • "Dagens Nyheter" (Sweden), 15 December 1996, by: Birgit Munkhammar
  • "Entertainment Weekly" (USA), 6 December 1996, Iss. 356, pg. 30-32, by: Jess Cagle, "Having Her Say"
  • "Cinema" (Hungary), May 1996, Iss. 54, pg. 32, by: Scott Orlin, "A modellek nem helyettesíthetik a sztárokat"
  • "Studio" (France), 1996, Iss. 118, pg. 38, by: Michel Rebichon
There is the list of some articles of Lauren Bacall:
  • "Woman's World" (USA), 4 January 2016, Vol. 37, Iss. 1, pg. 8-9, by: n/a, "You can be a beauty legend too!"
  • "Entertainment Weekly" (USA), 19 December 2014, Iss. 1342, pg. 12, by: Chris Nashawaty, "Late Greats 2014: Lauren Bacall"
  • "Cleveland Plain Dealer" (USA), 17 August 2014, pg. D7, by: Clint O'Connor, "There was more to Lauren Bacall than a sultry face"
  • "The Washington Post" (USA), 14 December 2007, Vol. 131, Iss. 9, pg. 31+38 in Weekend section, by: Ellen McCarthy, "At 83, Bacall Is Still Bold and Beautiful"
  • "The Independent" (UK), 3 August 2007, by: James Mottram, "Actress Lauren Bacall" 'Don't Call Me a Legend'"
  • "Times, The" (UK), 5 April 2005, by: Adam Sherwin, "Bacall slates prima donnas who have it all except talent"
  • "The Daily Telegraph" (UK), 9 September 2004, by: Matt Born, "Bacall delivers a legendary snub to Kidman"
  • "Newsweek" (USA), 28 June 1999, pg. 50, by: Lauren Bacall, "A Fine Romance"
  • "Biography" (USA), February 1999, pg. 112, by: John Kehoe, "Lifefile: Lauren Bacall"
  • "Empire" (UK), October 1997, Iss. 100, pg. 189, by: Ian Freer and Jake Hamilton, "The Top 100 Movie Stars of All Time"
  • "TV Filmes" (Portugal), 1997, Iss. 13, pg. 34, by: Bernardo de Brito e Cunha
  • "TV Guia" (Portugal), 1997, Iss. 946, pg. 88-89
  • "Films in Review" (USA), May 1992, Vol. XLIII, Iss. 5/6, pg. 152 - 153, by: Michael Bucley, "Lauren Bacall"
  • "Blanco y Negro" (Spain), 19 February 1989, Iss. 3634, pg. 102-108, by: Terenci Moix, "Lauren Bacall"
  • "American Film" (USA), March 1979, pg. 73-74, by: Brigitte Weeks, "You Can Call Me Betty"
  • "Ciné Revue (Edition française)" (France), December 1976, pg. pg. 24, by: Mann, Roderick, "Roderick Mann au Festival de Téhéran. Ce que Lauren Bacall a osé dire au Shah"
There is the list of some printed articles of Betty Joan Perske:
  • "LIFE" (USA), June 1986, Vol. 9, Iss. 6, pg. 104, by: Edward Clark, "Here Come The Brides"
  • "Yank" (USA), 26 November 1944
  • "Yank" (USA), 24 November 1944
The image of Betty Joan Perske was on the covers of these magazines:
  • "Sunday" (Greece), 7 November 2004, Iss. 133
  • "People Weekly" (USA), 12 February 1996
  • "People Weekly" (USA), 22 September 1986
  • "People Weekly" (USA), 8 June 1981
  • "Look" (USA), 30 June 1953
  • "Novella" (Italy), 2 March 1947
  • "Life" (USA), 16 October 1944
  • "Harpers Bazaar" (USA), March 1943
There is the list of some quotes of Lauren Bacall:
  • I never believed marriage was a lasting institution. I thought that to be married for five years was to be married forever.
  • I was this flat-chested, big-footed, lanky thing.
  • I don't think being the only child of a single parent helped. I was always a little unsteady in my self-belief. Then there was the Jewish thing. I love being Jewish, I have no problem with it at all. But it did become like a scar, with all these people saying you don't look it.
  • I remember my oldest son, Steve, saying to me once, "I don't ever remember seeing you with an apron on." And I thought, "That's right, honey, you did not." That was his concept of what a mother should be.
  • I would hate now [2005] to be married. It does occur to me on occasion that, if I fall and hit my head, there will be no one to make the phone call. But who wants to think about that disaster? I'd prefer not to.
  • I am still working, I've never stopped and, while my health holds out, I won't stop.
  • I put my career in second place throughout both my marriages and it suffered. I don't regret it. You make choices. If you want a good marriage, you must pay attention to that. If you want to be independent, go ahead. You can't have it all.
  • Actors today go into TV, which I don't consider has a lot to do with acting. They only think of stardom. If you photograph well, that's enough. I have a terrible time distinguishing one from another. Girls wear their hair the same, and are much too anorexic-looking.
  • We live in an age of mediocrity. Stars today are not the same stature as Bogie ['Humphrey Bogart' ], 'James Cagney (I)' , 'Spencer Tracy (I)' , 'Henry Fonda' and Jimmy Stewart ['James Stewart (I)' ].
  • A legend involves the past. I don't like categories. This one is great and that one is great. The word "great" stands for something. When you talk about a great actor, you're not talking about 'Tom Cruise' . His whole behavior is so shocking. It's inappropriate and vulgar and absolutely unacceptable to use your private life to sell anything commercially, but I think it's kind of a sickness.
  • I'm a total Democrat. I'm anti-Republican. And it's only fair that you know it... I'm liberal. The L word!
  • [on 'Humphrey Bogart' ] Was he tough? In a word, no. Bogey was truly a gentle soul.
  • [on 'John Huston (I)' ] He was about something.
  • I think your whole life shows in your face and you should be proud of that.
  • On imagination: Imagination is the highest kite that can fly.
  • [upon receiving her Honorary Oscar] A man at last!
  • [on the Twilight films] Yes, I saw Twilight - my granddaughter made me watch it, she said it was the greatest vampire film ever. After the "film" was over I wanted to smack her across her head with my shoe, but I do not want a (tell-all) book called Grannie Dearest written on me when I die. So instead I gave her a DVD of Murnau's 1922 masterpiece Nosferatu, eine Symphonie des Grauens (1922) and told her, "Now that's a vampire film!". And that goes for all of you! Watch Nosferatu instead!
  • It's been misspelt a lot. He decided on it. It's not "Bogey". He signed it with an "ie". And that's good enough for me.
  • A woman isn't complete without a man. But where do you find a man - a real man - these days?
  • [on receiving an honorary Oscar] The thought when I get home that I'm going to have a two-legged man in my room is so exciting.
  • You learn to cope with whatever you have to cope with. I spent my childhood in New York, riding on subways and buses. And you know what you learn if you're a New Yorker? The world doesn't owe you a damn thing,
  • [on filming her most famous scene, in To Have and Have Not (1944) ] My hand was shaking, my head was shaking, the cigarette was shaking, I was mortified. The harder I tried to stop, the more I shook. I realized that one way to hold my trembling head still was to keep it down, chin low, almost to my chest, and eyes up at Bogart. It worked and turned out to be the beginning of The Look.
  • [on 'Bette Davis' ] Well, I must say that I always loved her. And I think that she - for me - was the best actress and the most exciting female star on the screen. I think her work will live forever. I think it's timeless. And as she got older, her talent did not diminish. I mean, "Whatever Happened to Baby Jane?" - she - it was a wonderful job of acting that she did. She looked like a fright, but that was the part. But she could convey almost anything. She was quite an extraordinary talent. And unfortunately, she didn't have an opportunity to do as much a she wanted to, but she was a woman who had to work. And I understand that better than most people do - that you have to work.
  • [on "Shock Treatmenr"] A nightmare!"
  • [on "Confidential Agent"] A very bad experience for Boyer and myself. He was wonderful. But Herman Schumin, who directed, knew nothing about movies. He gave me terrible direction, if any. It was just a nightmare. Schumlin did nothing to help. The press killed me - after building me into this combination of Gabo and Dietrich and Mae West and God-knows-who. Sddenly I became this nothing. I spent the next 20 years building myself back up to where I had any confidence at all in what I could do.
  • [on "A Woman's Wold"] Not a giant hit, but I got terrific reviews. Clifton Webb was Bogie's old friend, and Fred MacMurray was terrific; he was someone else who was never appreciated.
  • [on "The Cobweb"] We used to kid about that while making it; the movie was about the God-damned drapes. Vincente was a marvelous man, but totally visual. He was not so interested in actors.
  • [on Michael Curtiz] His great talent was moving the camera around. "Bright Leaf" was a joke, but I was thrilled to work with Cooper. "Young Man," I thought was pretty good though Mike Curtiz was not the ideal director for the Bix Beiderbecke story.
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