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Lauren Bacall
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Bacall in the 1940s
Betty Joan Perske

(1924-09-16)September 16, 1924
Died August 12, 2014(2014-08-12) (aged 89)
New York City, U.S.
Cause of death Stroke
Nationality American
Occupation Actress, model
Years active 1942–2014
Humphrey Bogart (m. 1945–1957)
(his death)
Jason Robards
(m. 1961; div. 1969)
Children Stephen Bogart
Leslie Bogart
Sam Robards
Relatives Shimon Peres (cousin)
Academy Awards
  • Academy Honorary Award, 2009
AFI Awards
AFI's 100 Years...100 Stars, 1999

Lauren Bacall ( born Betty Joan Perske; September 16, 1924 – August 12, 2014) was an American movie, radio and stage 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.

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.

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.

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