Lauren Bacall was born on 16th September 1924 in the Bronx county of New York City, United States of America. She was the daughter of Natalie Weinstein Bacal, who was a secretary, and her father was William Perske, who was a sales manager by profession. She was the niece of Shimon Peres, who was the President of Israel. Lauren was raised by her parents in Ocean Parkway town of Brooklyn.
She did her schooling from The Highland Manor
(all girls). She graduated from the Julia Richman High School, Manhattan. She was the wife of actor
. The couple got married on 21st May 1945 and remained together until his death in 1957. The couple became parents to Stephen Bogart and Leslie Howard. On 16th June 1961, she tied the knot with
, who was an actor by profession.
They are the parents of Sam Robards. Lauren attended the American Academy of Dramatic Arts from which graduated in 1941. She then joined the Usher Theatre and also the St. James Theatre. She started doing modelling along with theatre. Her first Broadway show was in 1942 when she was just 17 years old. She walked for the Johnny 2 X 4. In 1942, she won the title of Miss Greenwich Village title.
At a very young age, she became the cover girl of various women fashion magazines, including the Harper’s Bazaar and Vogue. Her salary in Hollywood was $100 per week for the first seven years, as per the contract signed by her with the Bacall. Lauren’s first film was To Have and Have Not, which released in 1944. She was cast with Walter Brennan. The film was a war-adventure drama, based on the novel of the same name. She played the role of Marie Slim Browning, who falls in love with Harry Steve Morgan (an army man).
Her other notable movies include Dark Passage, How to Marry a Millionaire, The Shootist. She is the writer of three books Now, By Myself and Then Some and Lauren Bacall by Myself. She is the recipient of twenty major awards, including the Hasty Pudding Woman of the Year award (1967), the Honorary Cesar award (1996), and an Oscar Honorary Award (2009). She was awarded the Tony Award twice for her work in Broadway musicals, Applause and Woman of the Year. Her role as Hannah Morgan in the movie The Mirror Has Two Faces won her a Golden Globe and an Academy Award nomination.
Lauren was announced dead in her apartment in Manhattan on 12th August 2014. She was 89 years old and was five weeks away from her 90th birthday. The doctors concluded that she died of a stroke.