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Knopf, 1994 - Biography & Autobiography - 214 pages
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"This is the Bacall we have all come to admire - smart, funny, wise - talking to us openly, candidly. About work, its importance, its usefulness to her through the ups and downs and ups again of her career, its place in her life as a young bride, as a young mother, and today."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

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Contents

CHILDREN
45
THE HOUSE
79
ACTING
103
Copyright

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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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