Lauren Bacall

American actress and model (1924–2014)

Lauren Bacall (/ˌlɔːrən bəˈkɔːl/, born Betty Joan Perske; September 16, 1924 – August 12, 2014)[2] was an American actress and model. She was well known for her deep voice. She started acting in the 1940s. She acted until 2014. She had big roles in movies like The Big Sleep and Dark Passage.

Lauren Bacall
Bacall in 1945
Betty Joan Perske

(1924-09-16)September 16, 1924
DiedAugust 12, 2014(2014-08-12) (aged 89)
New York City, U.S.
Cause of deathStroke
  • Actress
  • model
Years active1942–2014
(m. 1945⁠–⁠1957)
(his death)
(m. 1961; div. 1969)
ChildrenStephen Bogart
Leslie Bogart
Sam Robards
RelativesShimon Peres (second cousin)
AwardsFull list

Bacall was the fourth wife of actor Humphrey Bogart. They were married until Bogart died in 1957. They had a son, Stephen (born 1949), and a daughter, Leslie (born 1952). Bacall married Jason Robards in 1961. They had one son, Sam (born 1961). They divorced in 1969. Bacall was once briefly engaged to singer Frank Sinatra.[3]

Bacall's cousin was Shimon Peres, the former Prime Minister and President of Israel. Their fathers were brothers.

On August 12, 2014, Bacall died in New York City from a stroke, aged 89.[4]


  1. Tyrnauer, Matt (2011-03-10). "To Have and Have Not". Vanity Fair. Retrieved 2011-10-15.
  2. "American Actress Lauren Bacall celebrated 88th Birthday today". MeetHollywoodStars. 25 June 2013. Retrieved 7 July 2013.
  3. "Lauren Bacall Fast Facts". 24 June 2013. Retrieved August 17, 2014.
  4. Silverman, Stephen M. (August 12, 2014). "Lauren Bacall Dies". People. Retrieved August 13, 2014.

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