Lauren Bacall

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. 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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Appointment with Death (1988)

Emily Boynton, stepmother to three children, blackmails the family lawyer into destroying a second will of her late husband that would have freed the children from her dominating influence. She takes herself, the children and her daughter-in-law on holiday to ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Winner
CAST:  Peter Ustinov  •  Lauren Bacall  •  Carrie Fisher  •  John Gielgud

Emily Boynton, stepmother to three children, blackmails the family lawyer into destroying a second will of her late husband that would have freed the children from her dominating influence. She takes herself, the children and her daughter-in-law on holiday to ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Winner
CAST:  Peter Ustinov  •  Lauren Bacall  •  Carrie Fisher  •  John Gielgud

Birth (2004)

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It took Anna 10 years to recover from the death of her husband, Sean, but now she's on the verge of marrying her boyfriend, Joseph, and finally moving on. However, on the night of her engagement party, a young boy named Sean turns up, saying he is her dead husband ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jonathan Glazer
CAST:  Nicole Kidman  •  Cameron Bright  •  Danny Huston  •  Lauren Bacall

It took Anna 10 years to recover from the death of her husband, Sean, but now she's on the verge of marrying her boyfriend, Joseph, and finally moving on. However, on the night of her engagement party, a young boy named Sean turns up, saying he is her dead husband ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jonathan Glazer
CAST:  Nicole Kidman  •  Cameron Bright  •  Danny Huston  •  Lauren Bacall

Bright Leaf (1950)

Two tobacco growers battle for control of the cigarette market.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Curtiz
CAST:  Gary Cooper  •  Lauren Bacall  •  Patricia Neal  •  Jack Carson

Two tobacco growers battle for control of the cigarette market.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Curtiz
CAST:  Gary Cooper  •  Lauren Bacall  •  Patricia Neal  •  Jack Carson

Dark Passage (1947)

A man convicted of murdering his wife escapes from prison and works with a woman to try and prove his innocence.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Delmer Daves
CAST:  Humphrey Bogart  •  Lauren Bacall  •  Bruce Bennett  •  Agnes Moorehead

A man convicted of murdering his wife escapes from prison and works with a woman to try and prove his innocence.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Delmer Daves
CAST:  Humphrey Bogart  •  Lauren Bacall  •  Bruce Bennett  •  Agnes Moorehead

Dogville (2003)

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A barren soundstage is stylishly utilized to create a minimalist small-town setting in which a mysterious woman named Grace hides from the criminals who pursue her. The town is two-faced and offers to harbor Grace as long as she can make it worth their effort, so ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lars von Trier
CAST:  Nicole Kidman  •  Harriet Andersson  •  Lauren Bacall  •  Jean-Marc Barr

A barren soundstage is stylishly utilized to create a minimalist small-town setting in which a mysterious woman named Grace hides from the criminals who pursue her. The town is two-faced and offers to harbor Grace as long as she can make it worth their effort, so ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lars von Trier
CAST:  Nicole Kidman  •  Harriet Andersson  •  Lauren Bacall  •  Jean-Marc Barr

Health (1980)

Health is set at a health food convention at a Florida luxury hotel, where a powerful political organization is deciding on a new president.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Altman
CAST:  Carol Burnett  •  Lauren Bacall  •  Glenda Jackson  •  James Garner

Health is set at a health food convention at a Florida luxury hotel, where a powerful political organization is deciding on a new president.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Altman
CAST:  Carol Burnett  •  Lauren Bacall  •  Glenda Jackson  •  James Garner

How to Marry a Millionaire (1953)

Three women set out to find eligible millionaires to marry, but find true love in the process.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jean Negulesco
CAST:  Betty Grable  •  Marilyn Monroe  •  Lauren Bacall  •  David Wayne

Three women set out to find eligible millionaires to marry, but find true love in the process.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jean Negulesco
CAST:  Betty Grable  •  Marilyn Monroe  •  Lauren Bacall  •  David Wayne

Key Largo (1948)

A hurricane swells outside, but it's nothing compared to the storm within the hotel at Key Largo. There, sadistic mobster Johnny Rocco holes up - and holds at gunpoint hotel owner James Temple, his widowed daughter-in-law Nora, and ex-GI Frank McCloud.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Huston
CAST:  Humphrey Bogart  •  Edward G. Robinson  •  Lauren Bacall  •  Lionel Barrymore

A hurricane swells outside, but it's nothing compared to the storm within the hotel at Key Largo. There, sadistic mobster Johnny Rocco holes up - and holds at gunpoint hotel owner James Temple, his widowed daughter-in-law Nora, and ex-GI Frank McCloud.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Huston
CAST:  Humphrey Bogart  •  Edward G. Robinson  •  Lauren Bacall  •  Lionel Barrymore

Manderlay (2005)

In 1933, after leaving Dogville, Grace Margaret Mulligan sees a slave being punished at a cotton farm called Manderlay. Officially slavery is illegal and Grace stands up against the owners of the farm. She stays with some gangsters in Manderlay and tries to ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lars von Trier
CAST:  Bryce Dallas Howard  •  Isaach De Bankolé  •  Willem Dafoe  •  Danny Glover

In 1933, after leaving Dogville, Grace Margaret Mulligan sees a slave being punished at a cotton farm called Manderlay. Officially slavery is illegal and Grace stands up against the owners of the farm. She stays with some gangsters in Manderlay and tries to ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lars von Trier
CAST:  Bryce Dallas Howard  •  Isaach De Bankolé  •  Willem Dafoe  •  Danny Glover

Ready to Wear (1994)

Paris Fashion Week draws the usual bunch of people; designers, reporters, models, magazine editors, photographers. Follows the various storylines of these characters, centering around a murder investigation of a prominent fashion figure. Features an all-star cast.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Altman
CAST:  Marcello Mastroianni  •  Sophia Loren  •  Jean-Pierre Cassel  •  Chiara Mastroianni

Paris Fashion Week draws the usual bunch of people; designers, reporters, models, magazine editors, photographers. Follows the various storylines of these characters, centering around a murder investigation of a prominent fashion figure. Features an all-star cast.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Altman
CAST:  Marcello Mastroianni  •  Sophia Loren  •  Jean-Pierre Cassel  •  Chiara Mastroianni

The Big Sleep (1946)

Private Investigator Philip Marlowe is hired by wealthy General Sternwood regarding a matter involving his youngest daughter Carmen. Before the complex case is over, Marlowe sees murder, blackmail, deception, and what might be love.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Howard Hawks
CAST:  Humphrey Bogart  •  Lauren Bacall  •  John Ridgely  •  Martha Vickers

Private Investigator Philip Marlowe is hired by wealthy General Sternwood regarding a matter involving his youngest daughter Carmen. Before the complex case is over, Marlowe sees murder, blackmail, deception, and what might be love.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Howard Hawks
CAST:  Humphrey Bogart  •  Lauren Bacall  •  John Ridgely  •  Martha Vickers

The Mirror Has Two Faces (1996)

Rose Morgan, who still lives with her mother, is a professor of Romantic Literature who desperately longs for passion in her life. Gregory Larkin, a mathematics professor, has been burned by passionate relationships and longs for a sexless union based on friendship ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Barbra Streisand
CAST:  Barbra Streisand  •  Jeff Bridges  •  Lauren Bacall  •  George Segal

Rose Morgan, who still lives with her mother, is a professor of Romantic Literature who desperately longs for passion in her life. Gregory Larkin, a mathematics professor, has been burned by passionate relationships and longs for a sexless union based on friendship ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Barbra Streisand
CAST:  Barbra Streisand  •  Jeff Bridges  •  Lauren Bacall  •  George Segal

The Shootist (1976)

Afflicted with a terminal illness John Bernard Brooks, the last of the legendary gunfighters, quietly returns to Carson City for medical attention from his old friend Dr. Hostetler. Aware that his days are numbered, the troubled man seeks solace and peace in a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Don Siegel
CAST:  John Wayne  •  Lauren Bacall  •  Ron Howard  •  James Stewart

Afflicted with a terminal illness John Bernard Brooks, the last of the legendary gunfighters, quietly returns to Carson City for medical attention from his old friend Dr. Hostetler. Aware that his days are numbered, the troubled man seeks solace and peace in a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Don Siegel
CAST:  John Wayne  •  Lauren Bacall  •  Ron Howard  •  James Stewart

To Have and Have Not (1945)

A Martinique charter boat skipper gets mixed up with the underground French resistance operatives during WWII.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Howard Hawks
CAST:  Humphrey Bogart  •  Walter Brennan  •  Lauren Bacall  •  Dolores Moran

A Martinique charter boat skipper gets mixed up with the underground French resistance operatives during WWII.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Howard Hawks
CAST:  Humphrey Bogart  •  Walter Brennan  •  Lauren Bacall  •  Dolores Moran

Written on the Wind (1956)

Mitch Wayne is a geologist working for the Hadleys, an oil-rich Texas family. While the patriarch, Jared, works hard to establish the family business, his irresponsible son, Kyle, is an alcoholic playboy, and his daughter, Marylee, is the town tramp. Mitch harbors ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Douglas Sirk
CAST:  Rock Hudson  •  Lauren Bacall  •  Robert Stack  •  Dorothy Malone

Mitch Wayne is a geologist working for the Hadleys, an oil-rich Texas family. While the patriarch, Jared, works hard to establish the family business, his irresponsible son, Kyle, is an alcoholic playboy, and his daughter, Marylee, is the town tramp. Mitch harbors ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Douglas Sirk
CAST:  Rock Hudson  •  Lauren Bacall  •  Robert Stack  •  Dorothy Malone

Young Man with a Horn (1950)

Legendary trumpeter Art Hazzard teaches young Rick Martin everything he knows about playing, so Rick becomes a star musician, but a troubled marriage and the desire to play pure jazz instead of commercial swing songs cause him problems.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Curtiz
CAST:  Kirk Douglas  •  Lauren Bacall  •  Doris Day  •  Hoagy Carmichael

Legendary trumpeter Art Hazzard teaches young Rick Martin everything he knows about playing, so Rick becomes a star musician, but a troubled marriage and the desire to play pure jazz instead of commercial swing songs cause him problems.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Curtiz
CAST:  Kirk Douglas  •  Lauren Bacall  •  Doris Day  •  Hoagy Carmichael

My Fellow Americans (1996)

They used to run the country. Now they're running for their lives! Two on-the-lam former Presidents of the United States. Framed in a scandal by the current President and pursued by armed agents, the two squabbling political foes plunge into a desperately frantic ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Segal
CAST:  Jack Lemmon  •  James Garner  •  Dan Aykroyd  •  John Heard

They used to run the country. Now they're running for their lives! Two on-the-lam former Presidents of the United States. Framed in a scandal by the current President and pursued by armed agents, the two squabbling political foes plunge into a desperately frantic ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Segal
CAST:  Jack Lemmon  •  James Garner  •  Dan Aykroyd  •  John Heard

North West Frontier (1959)

In the rebellious northern frontier province of colonial India, British Army Captain Scott, a young prince and the boy's governess escape by an obsolete train as they are relentlessly pursued by Muslim rebels intent on assassinating the prince.  (more)

DIRECTION:  J. Lee Thompson
CAST:  Kenneth More  •  Lauren Bacall  •  Herbert Lom  •  Wilfrid Hyde-White

In the rebellious northern frontier province of colonial India, British Army Captain Scott, a young prince and the boy's governess escape by an obsolete train as they are relentlessly pursued by Muslim rebels intent on assassinating the prince.  (more)

DIRECTION:  J. Lee Thompson
CAST:  Kenneth More  •  Lauren Bacall  •  Herbert Lom  •  Wilfrid Hyde-White

The Forger (2012)

While staying at a picturesque village, a teen encounters the underground world of art forgery.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lawrence Roeck
CAST:  Josh Hutcherson  •  Hayden Panettiere  •  Lauren Bacall  •  Alfred Molina

While staying at a picturesque village, a teen encounters the underground world of art forgery.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lawrence Roeck
CAST:  Josh Hutcherson  •  Hayden Panettiere  •  Lauren Bacall  •  Alfred Molina

Night of 100 Stars (1982)

The most glittering, expensive, and exhausting videotaping session in television history took place Friday February 19, 1982 at New York's Radio City Music Hall. The event, for which ticket-buyers payed up to $1,000 a seat (tax-deductible as a contribution to the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Clark Jones
CAST:  Jane Alexander  •  Peter Allen  •  Lauren Bacall  •  Steve Allen

The most glittering, expensive, and exhausting videotaping session in television history took place Friday February 19, 1982 at New York's Radio City Music Hall. The event, for which ticket-buyers payed up to $1,000 a seat (tax-deductible as a contribution to the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Clark Jones
CAST:  Jane Alexander  •  Peter Allen  •  Lauren Bacall  •  Steve Allen
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