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Lauren Bacall, born Betty Joan Perske; was an actress known for her distinctive voice and sultry looks. She was named the 20th greatest female star of classic Hollywood cinema by the American Film Institute, and received an Academy Honorary Award from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in 2009, in recognition of her central place in the Golden Age of motion pictures.

Lauren Bacall


Lauren Bacall


Hawks immediately signed her to a seven-year contract, with a weekly salary of $100, and personally began to manage her career. He changed her first name to Lauren, and she chose "Bacall", a variant of her mother's maiden name, as her screen surname. Slim Hawks also took Bacall under her wing, dressing Bacall stylishly and guiding her in matters of elegance, manners, and taste.

Lauren Bacall
BornBetty Joan Perske
(1924-09-16)September 16, 1924
New York City
DiedAugust 12, 2014(2014-08-12) (aged 89)
New York City
Years active1942–2014
  • Humphrey Bogart
    (m. 1945; d. 1957)
  • Jason Robards
    (m. 1961; div. 1969)
Children3, including Sam Robards
Cinema, short for cinematography, is often used to refer to the industry of films and filmmaking or to the art of filmmaking itself. The contemporary definition of cinema is the art of simulating experiences to communicate ideas, stories, perceptions, feelings, beauty or atmosphere.


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