Bacall, Lauren

(1924- )
   Born Betty Joan Perske in New York city, Lauren Bacall trained as an actor at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts and had a number of acting and modeling roles before she appeared on the cover of Harper’s Bazaar in March 1943 and was cast by the film producer Howard Hawks in To Have and Have Not with Humphrey Bogart in 1944. The film was a great success, and Bacall went on to star in several more thrillers alongside Bogart, who she married in 1945, including The Big Sleep (1946), Dark Passage (1947), and Key Largo (1948), also starring Edward G. Robinson. Bacall also played lighter roles in Bright Leaf (1950) with Gary Cooper and in How to Marry a Millionaire (1953) with Marilyn Monroe and Betty Grable. After Bogart’s death in 1957, her film career declined, and she turned to Broadway, where she won Tony Awards for her roles in Applause (1970) and Woman of the Year (1981). She appeared in films in the 1960s and 1970s and achieved some success in Shock Treatment (1964) and Murder on the Orient Express (1974).
   See also Cinema.

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  • BACALL, LAUREN — (Betty Joan Perske; 1924– ), U.S. actress. Born in New York, Bacall studied at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts and then turned to modeling. She was featured on the cover of Harper s Bazaar and within one month had a Hollywood contract. At… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • BACALL, Lauren — (1924– )    Although Lauren Bacall played on Broadway at a very early age, it was not until she appeared on the March 1943 cover of Harper’s Bazaar that she got her break. Howard Hawks’s wife, Nancy, pointed Bacall out to her husband and the… …   Westerns in Cinema

  • Bacall, Lauren — orig. Betty Joan Perske born Sept. 6, 1924, New York, N.Y., U.S. U.S. actress. She worked as a model while seeking Broadway roles; her photograph on a magazine cover led to her casting in the film To Have and Have Not (1944) with Humphrey Bogart …   Universalium

  • Bacall, Lauren — ► (n. 1924) Actriz de cine estadounidense. Su verdadero nombre es Betty Joan Perske. Estudió periodismo y teatro en Nueva York. Junto a su marido, el también actor Humprey Bogart, interpretó títulos como Tener y no tener (1945), El sueño eterno… …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • Bacall, Lauren — pseud. di Perske, Betty Jean …   Sinonimi e Contrari. Terza edizione

  • Bacall — Bacall, Lauren …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • Lauren Bacall — (1944) Lauren Bacall (* 16. September 1924 in New York City, New York als Betty Joan Perske) ist eine US amerikanische Schauspielerin. Sie zählt zu den wenigen noch lebenden Leinwandlegenden der „goldenen Ära“ Hollywoods, die w …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Lauren Bacall — Nombre real Betty Joan Perske Nacimiento 16 de septiembre de 1924 (87 años) …   Wikipedia Español

  • Lauren Baccal — Lauren Bacall Lauren Bacall Lauren Bacall dans Le Grand Sommeil (1946) Nom de naissance Betty Joan Perske …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Bacall — Lauren Bacall, 1944 Lauren Bacall (* 16. September 1924 in New York City; eigentlich Betty Joan Weinstein Perske) ist eine US amerikanische Schauspielerin. Sie hat einen Stern auf dem Hollywood Walk of Fame. Inhaltsver …   Deutsch Wikipedia

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