By Myself and Then Some

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Thorndike Press, 2005 - Biography & Autobiography - 1029 pages
"Together with Humphrey Bogart Lauren Bacall produced some of the most electric scenes in movie history, and their romance on and off screen made them Hollywood's most celebrated couple." "But when Bogart died of cancer in 1957, Bacall and their children had to take everything he had taught them and grow up fast. In a time of postwar communism, Hollywood blacklisting, and revolutionary politics, she mixed with the legends: Hemingway, the Oliviers, Katharine Hepburn, Bobby Kennedy, and Gregory Peck. She was engaged to Frank Sinatra and had a turbulent second marriage to Jason Robards. But Bacall never lost sight of the strength that made her a superstar, and she never lost sight of Bogie." "Now, on the silver anniversary of its original publication, Bacall brings her memoir up to date, chronicling the events of the past twenty-five years, including her recent films and Broadway runs, and her fond memories of many close lifelong friendships. By Myself and Then Some reveals the legend in her own frank words - encapsulating a story that even Hollywood would struggle to reproduce."--BOOK JACKET.

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Lauren Bacall September 16, 1924 - August 12, 2014 Lauren Bacall was born Betty Joan Perske in Brooklyn, New York on September 16, 1924. She started modeling as a teenager and at the age of 18, appeared on the cover of Harper's Bazaar. This cover led to her first movie, To Have and Have Not, which was released in 1944 and also starred Humphrey Bogart, who became her lover on the set. They were married on May 21, 1945. They starred in several movies together including The Big Sleep, Dark Passage, and Key Largo. They were married for 12 years before Bogart died of cancer in 1957. During her lifetime, she appeared in more than 40 movies including How to Marry a Millionaire, Designing Woman, Murder on the Orient Express, The Mirror Has Two Faces, Dogville, and Manderlay. She received an honorary Academy Award in 2009 "in recognition of her central place in the Golden Age of motion pictures" and was named a Kennedy Center Honors winner in 1997. She also appeared on Broadway in Goodbye, Charlie and Cactus Flower. She won Tony Awards for her starring roles in Applause and Woman of the Year, which were both adapted from classic films. Her first autobiography, Lauren Bacall by Myself, won a National Book Award in 1980. Her second autobiography, Now, was published in 1994. She died on August 12, 2014 at the age of 89.

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