Lauren Bacall Biography (1924-)

Original name, Betty Joan Perske; born September 16, 1924, in New York, NY; daughter of William (in sales) and Natalie (a secretary; maiden name, Bacal) Perske; married Humphrey Bogart (an actor), May 21, 1945 (died, January 14, 1957); married Jason Robards (an actor), July 4, 1961 (divorced, September 10,1969); children: (first marriage) Stephen Humphrey (a television producer), Leslie Howard (daughter; a nurse and yoga teacher); (second marriage) Sam (anactor). Addresses: Agent: Joel Dean, Agency for the Performing Arts, 9200 Sunset Blvd., Suite 900, Los Angeles, CA 90069.; Manager: Johnnie Planco,Untitled Entertainment, 23 East 22nd St., Third Floor, New York, NY 10010.

Nationality
American
Gender
Female
Occupation
Actress
Birth Details
September 16, 1924
New York, New York, United States

Famous Works

  • CREDITS
  • Film Appearances
  • Marie "Slim" Browning, To Have and Have Not, Warner Bros., 1944
  • Rose Cullen, Confidential Agent, Warner Bros., 1945
  • Vivian Sternwood Rutledge, The Big Sleep, Warner Bros., 1946
  • (Uncredited) Two Guys from Milwaukee (also known as Royal Flush), Warner Bros., 1946
  • Irene Jansen, Dark Passage, Warner Bros., 1947
  • Herself in photograph, Hollywood Wonderland (short musical film),Warner Bros., 1947
  • Nora Temple, Key Largo, Warner Bros., 1948
  • Amy North, Young Man with a Horn (also known as Young Man of Music and Young Man with a Trumpet), Warner Bros., 1950
  • Sonia Kovac, Bright Leaf, Warner Bros., 1950
  • Elizabeth Burns, Woman's World (also known as A Woman's World), Twentieth Century-Fox, 1953
  • Cathy Grainger, Blood Alley (also known as William A. Wellman'sBlood Alley), Warner Bros., 1954
  • Schatze Page, How to Marry a Millionaire, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1954
  • Meg Faversen Rinehart, The Cobweb, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1955
  • (Uncredited) Herself, 1955 Motion Picture Theatre Celebration (short film), Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1955
  • Lucy Moore Hadley, Written on the Wind, Universal, 1956
  • Marilla Brown Hagen, Designing Woman, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1957
  • Julie Beck, The Gift of Love, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1958
  • Catherine Wyatt, North West Frontier (also known as Flame overIndia), Twentieth Century-Fox, 1960
  • Dr. Edwina Beighley, Shock Treatment, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1964
  • Sylvia Broderick, Sex and the Single Girl, Warner Bros., 1964
  • Elaine Sampson, Harper (also known as The Moving Target), Warner Bros., 1966
  • (Uncredited) Actress in television movie, Point Blank, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1967
  • (Uncredited; in archive footage) I due Kennedy, 1969
  • Mrs. Harriet Belinda Hubbard, Murder on the Orient Express, Paramount, 1974
  • Bond Rogers, The Shootist, Paramount, 1976
  • Esther Brill, HealtH (also known as H.E.A.L.T.H.), Twentieth Century-Fox, 1980
  • Sally Ross, The Fan, Paramount, 1981
  • The Great Muppet Caper, Universal, 1981
  • Lady Westholme, Appointment with Death, Cannon, 1988
  • Mrs. Amelia Cranston, Mr. North, Samuel Goldwyn, 1988
  • Marcia Sindell, Misery, Columbia, 1990
  • Marsha Archdale, Innocent Victim (also known as Tree of Hands), Castle Hill/Academy Home, 1990
  • Lillian Brooks, All I Want for Christmas, Paramount, 1991
  • A Star for Two, 1991
  • (Uncredited; in archive footage) Christelle, La classe americaine,1993
  • Lisa, A Foreign Field (also known as We Shall Meet Again),1993, also broadcast on BBC, 1993, later Masterpiece Theatre, PBS, 1994
  • Slim Chrysler, Pret-a-Porter (also known as Pret-a-Porter: Ready to Wear and Ready to Wear), Miramax, 1994
  • Hannah Morgan, The Mirror Has Two Faces, Sony Pictures Entertainment/TriStar, 1996
  • Herself, The Line King: The Al Hirschfeld Story (documentary; alsoknown as The Line King and The Line King: Al Hirschfeld), Castle Hill, 1996
  • Margaret Kramer, My Fellow Americans, Warner Bros., 1996
  • Sonia, Le jour et la nuit (also known as Day and Night andEl dia y la noche), President Films, 1997
  • Howard Hawks: American Artist, 1997
  • (Uncredited; in archive footage) Off the Menu: The Last Days of Chasen's (documentary), Northern Arts Entertainment, 1997
  • Countess Camilla Volta, The Venice Project, Terra Film, 1999
  • Herself, Get Bruce!, Miramax, 1999
  • Mado Remei, Presence of Mind (also known as El celo), CargoFilms, 1999
  • Sin-Dee, Diamonds (also known as Sundowning), Miramax, 1999
  • Voice of Madame Lacroque, Madeline: Lost in Paris (animated), Buena Vista, 1999
  • (Uncredited; in archive footage) The Rat Pack, New Video, 1999
  • Johnny Hit and Run Pauline, 1999
  • Ma Ginger, Dogville, Lions Gate Films, 2003
  • May, The Limit (also known as Gone Dark), Screen Media Ventures, 2003
  • Eleanor, Birth, Fine Line, 2004
  • Voice of Posche, Firedog, Entertainment Consulting Group, 2004
  • Manderley, Lions Gate Films, 2005
  • Television Appearances
  • Series
  • Host, The General Motors Playwrights Theatre, Arts and Entertainment, 1991-1993
  • Miniseries
  • CBS: On the Air, CBS, 1978
  • Hollywood Women, Carlton Television and ITV, 1994
  • (Uncredited; in archive footage as a protester) The Fifties, History Channel, 1997
  • (Uncredited; in archive footage as a protester) Cold War, CNN, 1998
  • The older Doris Duke, Too Rich: The Secret Life of Doris Duke, CBS, 1999
  • Movies
  • Lizzie Martin, Perfect Gentlemen, CBS, 1978
  • Carlotta Vance, Dinner at Eight, TNT, 1989
  • Beatrix Coltrane, A Little Piece of Sunshine, London Weekend Television, 1990
  • Fanny Church, The Portrait (also known as Painting Churches), TNT, 1993
  • Lisa, A Foreign Field (also known as We Shall Meet Again),BBC, 1993, later Masterpiece Theatre, PBS, 1994
  • The Parallax Garden, 1993
  • Specials
  • Herself, "The Girls in Their Summer Dresses," Light's Diamond Jubilee, ABC, CBS, NBC, and DuMont, 1954
  • Herself, A Star Is Born World Premiere, 1954
  • Cohost, "The Light Fantastic, or How to Tell Your Past, Present and MaybeYour Future through Social Dancing" (also known as "The Light Fantastic"), ABC Stage '67, ABC, 1967
  • The Paris Collections, 1968
  • Margo Channing, Applause, CBS, 1973
  • The American Film Institute Tenth Anniversary Special, CBS, 1977
  • The Night of the Empty Chairs, PBS, 1978
  • Ringmaster, Circus of the Stars #3, CBS, 1979
  • The Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing Arts, 1980
  • "Woman of the Year," The Barbara Walters Special (also known as The Barbara Walters Special: Woman of the Year), ABC, 1981
  • (In archive footage) Sixty Years of Seduction, 1981
  • Night of 100 Stars (also known as Night of One Hundred Stars), ABC, 1982
  • The Wayne Newton Special, ABC, 1982
  • Parade of Stars, ABC, 1983
  • Host and narrator, "Bacall on Bogart," Great Performances, PBS, 1987
  • Secrets Women Never Share, NBC, 1987
  • Herself, John Huston (documentary; also known as John Huston: The Man, the Movies, the Maverick), TNT, 1988
  • "Bernstein at 70," Great Performances, PBS, 1989
  • From the Heart ... The First International Very Special Arts Festival, NBC, 1989
  • "Richard Burton: In from the Cold," Great Performances, PBS, 1989
  • Adlai Stevenson: The Man from Libertyville, PBS, 1990
  • "Edward R. Murrow: This Reporter," American Masters, PBS, 1990
  • The Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing Arts, CBS, 1990
  • That's What Friends Are For, CBS, 1990
  • Host, Hope for the Tropics, PBS, 1991
  • Host, Kisses, TNT, 1991
  • Voice of Freezelda, "The Ice Queen's Mittens," HBO Storybook Musicals (animated), HBO, 1991
  • The Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing Arts, CBS, 1991
  • The Alistair Cooke Salute, PBS, 1992
  • Narrator, "Leonard Bernstein: The Gift of Music," Great Performances, PBS, 1993
  • An American Reunion: New Beginnings, Renewed Hope, HBO, 1993
  • Katharine Hepburn: All about Me, TNT, 1993
  • "Leonard Bernstein's 75th," A & E Stage, Arts and Entertainment, 1993
  • "What Is This Thing Called Love?," The Barbara Walters Special, ABC, 1993
  • (In archive footage) One on One: Classic Television Interviews, 1993
  • The Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing Arts, CBS, 1994
  • Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler, "From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler," Hallmark Hall of Fame, CBS, 1995
  • Herself, The Barbara Walters Special, ABC, 1997
  • Herself, Bogart: The Untold Story, TNT, 1997
  • Honoree, The Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing Arts, CBS, 1997
  • Broadway '97: Launching the Tonys, PBS, 1997
  • Humphrey Bogart: You Must Remember This ... , 1997
  • The Music of Kander and Ebb: Razzle Dazzle, PBS, 1997
  • (Uncredited) Sports on the Silver Screen, 1997
  • Narrator, Etosha, Africa's Untamed Wilderness, PBS, 1998
  • Narrator, The Man Who Had Everything, PBS, 1998
  • (In archive footage) Warner Bros. 75th Anniversary: No Guts, No Glory, 1998
  • Host, Radio City Music Hall: The Story behind the Showplace, American Movie Classics, 1999
  • A Conversation with Gregory Peck, TCM, 1999
  • Herself, One-on-One with David Frost: Lauren Bacall, Arts and Entertainment, 2000
  • (In archive footage) Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall, 2000
  • Narrator, Greta Garbo: A Lone Star, American Movie Classics, 2001
  • (In archive footage) Marilyn Monroe: The Final Days, 2001
  • Herself, New York at the Movies, Arts and Entertainment, 2002
  • Awards Presentations
  • Presenter, The 23rd Annual Tony Awards, 1969
  • The 32nd Annual Tony Awards, 1978
  • "The Film Society of Lincoln Center: A Tribute to John Huston," Live from Lincoln Center, 1980
  • Presenter, The 35th Annual Tony Awards, 1981
  • Host, The American Film Institute Salute to John Huston, CBS, 1983
  • The 59th Annual Academy Awards Presentation, ABC, 1987
  • The American Film Institute Salute to Gregory Peck, NBC, 1989
  • Presenter, The Fifth Annual American Cinema Awards, 1990
  • The American Film Institute Salute to Kirk Douglas (also known asThe 19th Annual American Film Institute Life Achievement Award: A Salute to Kirk Douglas), CBS, 1991
  • 50th Annual Golden Globe Awards, TBS, 1993
  • Presenter, The 49th Annual Tony Awards, CBS, 1995
  • Presenter, The 16th Annual CableACE Awards, TNT, 1995
  • Presenter, 54th Annual Golden Globe Awards, NBC, 1997
  • The 69th Annual Academy Awards, ABC, 1997
  • Presenter, The 55th Annual Golden Globe Awards, NBC, 1998
  • Screen Actors Guild Fourth Annual Awards, TNT, 1998
  • Presenter, The Fifth Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards, TNT, 1999
  • Presenter, The 56th Annual Golden Globe Awards, NBC, 1999
  • AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Barbra Streisand, Fox, 2001
  • Herself, Nicole Kidman: An American Cinematheque Tribute, AmericanMovie Classics, 2003
  • Episodic
  • Herself, The Ed Sullivan Show (also known as Toast of the Town), CBS, 1951, 1956
  • Herself (mystery guest), What's My Line?, CBS, 1953, 1965, 1967
  • Person to Person, CBS, 1954
  • Gabrielle "Gaby" Maple, "The Petrified Forest," Producers' Showcase, NBC, 1955
  • Elvira Condomine, "Blithe Spirit," Ford Star Jubilee, CBS, 1956
  • Lorraine Boswell, "A Dozen Deadly Roses," The Du Pont Show of the Week, NBC, 1963
  • Virginia Herson, "The Oracle," Dr. Kildare, NBC, 1963
  • Barbara Lake, "Something to Sing About," Mr. Broadway, CBS, 1964
  • Herself, Password, CBS, 1964, 1965
  • Amanda/Barbara, "Double Jeopardy," Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theater, NBC, 1965
  • Herself, The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson, NBC, 1970, 1974,1980
  • Kendall Warren, "Lions, Tigers, Monkeys, and Dogs: Parts 1 & 2," The Rockford Files, NBC, 1979
  • "Gregory Peck--His Own Man," Crazy about the Movies, Cinemax and Showtime, 1988
  • Herself, Entertainment Tonight (also known as ET), syndicated, 1989
  • Herself, Late Night with David Letterman, NBC, 1989
  • Reflections on the Silver Screen with Professor Richard Brown, American Movie Classics, 1990
  • Herself, The Full Wax, BBC, also Arts and Entertainment, 1992
  • Herself, The Late Show with David Letterman, CBS, 1994, 1999, 2000
  • Herself, The Rosie O'Donnell Show, syndicated, 1996
  • "Oscar Levant: Brilliant Shadow," Biography, Arts and Entertainment, 1997
  • Narrator, Intimate Portrait: Anjelica Houston, Lifetime, 1998
  • Samara Visco Klein, "Absent without Leave," Chicago Hope, CBS, 1998
  • Samara Visco Klein, "Risky Business," Chicago Hope, CBS, 1998
  • Intimate Portrait: Lauren Bacall, Lifetime, 1999
  • Narrator, Intimate Portrait: Teri Garr, Lifetime, 2000
  • Herself, So Graham Norton, Channel 4, 2000
  • Herself, Intimate Portrait: Judy Garland, Lifetime, 2001
  • Herself, Liza Minnelli: The E! True Hollywood Story, E! Entertainment Television, 2002
  • Herself, The View, ABC, 2002
  • Appeared in "Humphrey Bogart," "Humphrey Bogart: Behind the Legend," and"Kirk Douglas: A Lust for Life," all episodes of Biography, Arts and Entertainment; interviewer for an episode of Private View, [Great Britain]; also appeared in Inside the Actors Studio, Bravo.
  • Pilots
  • Catherine, "A Commercial Break," Happy Endings, ABC, 1975
  • Stage Appearances
  • Johnny Two-by-Four, Longacre Theatre, New York City, 1942
  • Charlie, Goodbye, Charlie, Lyceum Theatre, New York City, 1959-1960
  • Stephanie, Cactus Flower, Royale Theatre, New York City, 1965-1968, Longacre Theatre, 1968
  • Margo Channing, Applause (musical), Palace Theatre, New York City,beginning 1970, then Civic Auditorium, Chicago, IL, 1971, then Toronto, Ontario, Canada, beginning 1971, then Her Majesty's Theatre, London, beginning 1972
  • V.I.P. Night on Broadway (benefit performance), Shubert Theatre, New York City, 1979
  • Tess Harding, Woman of the Year (musical), Palace Theatre, 1981-1983
  • Night of 100 Stars (also known as Night of One Hundred Stars), Radio City Music Hall, New York City, 1982
  • "Applause" and "Woman of the Year" segments, Parade of Stars Playing the Palace, Palace Theatre, 1983
  • Princess Kosmonopolis, Sweet Bird of Youth, Haymarket Theatre Royal, London, 1985, later Center Theatre Group, Ahmanson Theatre, Los Angeles, 1987
  • The Players Club Centennial Salute, Sam S. Shubert Theatre, New York City, 1989
  • Angela Lansbury--A Celebration (benefit performance), Majestic Theatre, New York City, 1996
  • Lotta Bainbridge, Waiting in the Wings, Walter Kerr Theatre, New York City, 1999-2000, then Eugene O'Neill Theatre, New York City, 2000
  • Major Tours
  • Franklin Street, U.S. cities, 1942
  • Wonderful Town (musical), 1977
  • Tess Harding, Woman of the Year (musical), U.S. cities, 1983-1984
  • Princess Kosmonopolis, Sweet Bird of Youth, U.S. and Australian cities, 1986
  • Radio Appearances
  • Series
  • Sailor Duvall, Bold Venture, syndicated, 1951-1952
  • Episodic
  • "The Traitor," Theater Guild on the Air (also known as The United States Steel Hour), ABC, 1952
  • RECORDINGS
  • Videos
  • Narrator, Casablanca 50th Anniversary Special: You Must Remember This, 1992
  • (In archive footage) Judy Garland's Hollywood, 1997
  • Herself, The Best of Film Noir, Passport Video, 1999
  • (In archive footage) Pulp Cinema, Image Entertainment, 2001
  • Albums; Contributor
  • Bing Crosby, The Radio Years, Volumes 1 and 2, Crescendo, 1987
  • Broadway Classics, Volume 1, MCA Records, 1991
  • Charlie Haden, Always Say Goodbye, Verve, 1993
  • Family Circle, 1994
  • Bing Crosby, Bing Crosby on Radio in the Thirties (1937-1938), Radio Years, 1995
  • Front Row Center: The Broadway Gold Box, MCA Records, 1996
  • Follow the Boys/Star Dust/Waterloo Bridge/To Have and Have Not, Great Movie Themes, 1997
  • Woman of the Year (soundtrack recording), BMG/Razor & Tie, 1997
  • Vocal Selections from Applause, Warner Bros. Publications, 1999
  • Audiobooks; Narrator
  • Big Blonde and Other Stories, by Dorothy Parker, Durkin Hayes Publishing, 1986
  • Lauren Bacall: By Myself, Random House Audiobooks, 1986
  • Now, by Lauren Bacall, Random House Audiobooks, 1994
  • Harry S Truman: Journey to Independence, by Paul Werth, SoundeluxPublishing, 1995
  • WRITINGS
  • Nonfiction
  • Author of introduction, Bogie: The Biography of Humphrey Bogart, by Joe Hyams, New American Library, 1966
  • Lauren Bacall: By Myself (memoir), Knopf, 1979
  • (With Clifford McCarthy) The Complete Films of Humphrey Bogart, Carol Publishing Group, 1985
  • Now (memoir), Knopf, 1994
  • Author of introduction, Bogart: In Search of My Father, by StephenHumphrey Bogart, Penguin, 1996

Further Reference

OTHER SOURCES

    Books
    • Greenberger, Howard, Bogey's Baby, St. Martin's Press, 1978
    • Hyams, Joe, Bogart & Bacall: A Love Story, D. McKay, 1975
    • Quirk, Lawrence J., Lauren Bacall: Her Films and Career, Citadel Press, 1990
    • Royce, Brenda Scott, Lauren Bacall: A Bio-Bibliography, GreenwoodPress, 1992
    Periodicals
    • Biography, February, 1999, p. 112
    • Empire, October, 1997, p. 189
    • Entertainment Weekly, December 6, 1996, pp. 30-32
    • Interview, April, 2004, pp. 138-43
    • Newsweek, summer, 1998, p. 43; June 28, 1999, p. 50
    • New York, October 10, 1994, pp. 58-62
    • Parade, November 21, 1999, p. 30
    • People Weekly, February 12, 1996, pp. 140-41; March 24, 1997, p. 162; May 12, 1997, p. 107
    • Saturday Evening Post, January/February, 1997, pp. 40-42

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