Graph movies
seen per year

home

Graph # of
movies reviewed

Favorite 100 Movies Browse Movies
Search Movies by:
Title: Year:
Power Search
Search Cast by:
First: Last:
Browse Cast Lists Recently Reviewed Movies

Lauren Bacall
Scroll down for movie list.
Spouse
Jason Robards (4 July 1961 - 10 September 1969) (divorced); 1 child
Humphrey Bogart (21 May 1945 - 14 January 1957) (his death); 2 children
------------------------------------------------------------------------

Trivia

(1995) Chosen by Empire magazine as one of the 100 Sexiest Stars in film history (#6).

Ranked #20 in the AFI's top 25 Actress Legends.

She has a daughter and a son from her marriage to Humphrey Bogart: Leslie and Stephen.

(October 1997) Ranked #11 in Empire (UK) magazine's "The Top 100 Movie Stars of All Time" list.

Mother of actor Sam Robards.

(1997) Chosen by "People" magazine as one of the 50 Most Beautiful People in the World.

Bacall was staying in the same New York apartment building as Beatle John Lennon when he was shot (and later died on 8th December in the Roosevelt Hospital) in 1980. When interviewed on the subject in a recent UK TV programme hosted by former model Twiggy, Bacall said she had heard the gunshot but assumed that it was a car tire bursting or a vehicle backfiring.

Was crowned "Miss Greenwich Village" in 1942.

In her movie debut "To Have and Have Not," Bacall was supposed to sing, but her voiced was dubbed instead. The voice singing was that of Andy Williams because no female singer could be found to match Bacall's deep voice.

Used her mother's maiden name of Bacal, but added an extra "L" when she entered the cinema.

Hobby is collecting beer mugs.

Shortly after Bogart's death, Miss Bacall announced her engagement to Frank Sinatra to the press. Mr. Sinatra promptly backed out.

Her screen personna was totally based and modeled after Howard Hawks's wife, Slim. She even uses her name in "To Have or To Have Not."

She and former Israeli Prime Minister Shimon Peres (currently the foreign minister) are cousins. Both have the same original last name -- Perske.

Those close to her call her by her real first name, "Betty".
------------------------------------------------------------------------

Biography from Leonard Maltin's Movie Encyclopedia:

Her unforgettable instruction on whistling in her first film, 1944's To Have and Have Not is the thinking woman's variation on Mae West's "come up and see me some time," and that distinction provides a valuable clue to Bacall's uniqueness. Although the beautiful, lithe ex-model was dubbed "The Look" upon arriving in Hollywood, it was more than the raised eyebrow that made her irresistible when she finally got before the camera. It was the way she delivered a line-worldly but never jaded, slyly cynical but never sour-that cinched her appeal. Bacall broke into pictures courtesy of the then Mrs. Howard Hawks, who showed a "Harper's Bazaar" cover shot of Bacall to her producer/director husband. He had Bacall flown in from the East Coast almost instantly and cast her opposite Humphrey Bogart in To Have and Have Not The 19-year-old ingenue and 45-yearold screen star fell in love on the set, and married in 1945. They appeared together in three other films: In The Big Sleep (1946, also directed by Hawks), their uncanny chemistry rescued that picture from its impenetrable plot. While 1947's Dark Passage was the least interesting of their films together, 1948's classic Key Largo exploited their chemistry in a darker, more mature context.

Few of Bacall's other films were memorable; among her costarring vehicles were Confidential Agent (1945), Young Man With a Horn (1950), the very enjoyable How to Marry a Millionaire (1953), Woman's World (1954), The Cobweb, Blood Alley (both 1955), soap opera supreme, Written on the Wind (1956), The Gift of Love (1958), and Flame Over India (1959). She spent much of the 1950s caring for her ailing husband, until his death from cancer in 1957. In 1961 Bacall married actor Jason Robards, Jr. (they divorced in 1969). Her film appearances in the 1960s and 1970s were sporadic; indeed, she took eight years off from the screen between 1966 and 1974, coming back in Sidney Lumet's all-star adaptation of Agatha Christie's Murder on the Orient Express During her hiatus from Hollywood she worked on the stage, garnering kudos for her work in Broadway's "Applause." In 1981 she played a star terrorized by a crazed admirer in The Fan-touching a raw nerve in that era of John Hinckley and Mark Chapman-and since then has taken occasional supporting roles in telefilms and features, including that of James Caan's agent in Misery (1990), a costarring part opposite Anthony Quinn in the unreleased A Star for Two and the hostess (originally played by Billie Burke) in the TV remake of Dinner at Eight (1989). In 1993 she reunited with Gregory Peck (her costar in 1957's romantic comedy Designing Woman for the enjoyable TV movie The Portrait and costarred in A Foreign Field with Alec Guinness. Her distinctive voice has also been heard with growing frequency on TV commercials.

Lauren Bacall stared in:

Title Year Saw with/at: Own On? Rating
To Have and Have Not 1944 Yale Film Soc. *** 1/2
The Big Sleep 1946 Digital *****
Key Largo 1948 Digital *** 1/2
How to Marry a Millionaire 1953 ***
Murder on the Orient Express 1974 Digital *** 1/2
Appointment with Death 1988 ** 1/2
Misery 1990 With Jessica *** 1/2
Howl's Moving Castle 2004 Suzy and Hanna Digital *** 1/2