Born Betty Joan Perske, Lauren Bacall went from a part-time
fashion model to one of the silver screen's most famous leading ladies.
Though she was never even nominated for an Academy Award until her role
as Hannah Morgan in THE MIRROR HAS TWO FACES (1996)
when she received a Best Supporting Actress nomination, Bacall became famous
co-starring with Humphrey Bogart
in 1940s crime thrillers and later, as his wife in real life.
Another aspect of Bacall that made this sultry queen of film
noir a star was her voice. Deep and husky, yet still alluring, she delivered
lines as no other could.
A poster from Bacall's film debut, Howard
Hawks' TO HAVE AND HAVE NOT (1944). At age nineteen,
Bacall made quite an impression on all involved with this film, including
her co-star Humphrey Bogart.
The movie was the first of their four co-starring vehicles together and also featured Walter
Brennan and Hoagy