Lauren Bacall (1924 - 2014)

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Lauren Bacall
1924 - 2014
updated October 22, 2019
Lauren Bacall, mother to 3 children, was born on September 16, 1924 in The Bronx, New York. She was born to Wulf William Perske and Natalie Alberta Goldberg, and we currently have no other siblings in her family tree. She married Jason Nelson Robards Jr. on July 4, 1961 in New York, New York and they later divorced on September 10, 1969 in New York, New York. They gave birth to Samuel Prideaux Robards. Lauren would also marry Humphrey DeForest Bogart on May 21, 1945 in New York, New York and Humphrey died on January 14, 1957 in Los Angeles, California. They gave birth to Stephen Humphrey Bogart and Leslie Howard Schiffmann. She died on August 12, 2014 at The Dakota, New York, New York at age 89.


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Lauren Bacall

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Betty Joan Perske




Lauren Bacall was born on in The Bronx, Bronx County, New York United States


Lauren Bacall died on at The Dakota, in New York, New York County, New York United States

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in New York, New York County, New York United States


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New York, New York County, New York United States


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Wulf William Perske
Apr 25, 1889 - Nov 15, 1982
Natalie Alberta Goldberg
around March 1901 - around September 1969
Brooklyn, NY, United States

Lauren Bacall & Jason Nelson Robards Jr.

July 4, 1961 - September 10, 1969 (divorce)New York, New York County, NYUnited States


Jason Nelson Robards Jr.
Jul 26, 1922 - Dec 26, 2000
Bridgeport, CT, United States


Samuel Prideaux Robards
Born: Dec 16, 1961

Lauren Bacall & Humphrey DeForest Bogart

May 21, 1945 - January 14, 1957 (death)New York, New York County, NYUnited States


Humphrey DeForest Bogart
Dec 25, 1899 - Jan 14, 1957
Los Angeles, CA, United States


Stephen Humphrey Bogart
Born: Jan 6, 1949
Leslie Howard Schiffmann
Born: Aug 23, 1952


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She was a nice Jewish girl brought up right by mother in two rooms on the wrong side of the tracks in Manhattan, her father long fled from their lives. She was so nervous in her first film role, at all of 19 years old, that her head shook; so she tilted her chin down to steady herself, and had to look up from under at the camera. She stood at the bedroom door of "a hotel in Martinique in the French West Indies" – the Warner Bros lot in Hollywood – looked up, and asked Humphrey Bogart for a match. And defined her life.
At that incendiary moment in 1944 when she made her screen debut in To Have and Have Not, Lauren Bacall, who has died aged 89, was still Betty Bacall, and had been recently Betty Perske, a stagestruck teenager whose poor family finances bought her a bare year at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts (fellow pupil and first crush, Kirk Douglas), and whose fought-for early parts were in flops. She had to pay her way as an usherette and model, an unglam garment trade live dummy, until her photogenic potential was spotted by Diana Vreeland, fashion editor of Harper's Bazaar. Vreeland had an instinct for the face of the times, for a movie in a single still; and the shot that begat Bacall was a Bazaar cover, Betty besuited before a Red Cross office door. It's lit noirishly, and she is acting independent – a frank, clever gal caught up in the war effort.

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1924 - 2014 World Events

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In 1924, in the year that Lauren Bacall was born, in May, wealthy college students Nathan Leopold and Richard Loeb kidnapped and killed 14 year old Robert Franks "in the interest of science". Leopold and Loeb thought that they were intellectually superior and that they could commit the perfect crime and not be caught. They were brought in for questioning within 8 days and quickly confessed. Clarence Darrow was hired as their defense lawyer, getting them life imprisonment instead of a death sentence. Loeb was eventually killed in prison - Leopold was released after 33 years, dying of a heart attack at age 66.

In 1930, at the age of just 6 years old, Lauren was alive when as head of the Motion Picture Producers and Distributors of America, William Hays established a code of decency that outlined what was acceptable in films. The public - and government - had felt that films in the '20's had become increasingly risque and that the behavior of its stars was becoming scandalous. Laws were being passed. In response, the heads of the movie studios adopted a voluntary "code", hoping to head off legislation. The first part of the code prohibited "lowering the moral standards of those who see it", called for depictions of the "correct standards of life", and forbade a picture from showing any sort of ridicule towards a law or "creating sympathy for its violation". The second part dealt with particular behavior in film such as homosexuality, the use of specific curse words, and miscegenation.

In 1941, she was 17 years old when in his State of the Union address on January 6th, President Roosevelt detailed the "four freedoms" that everyone in the world should have: Freedom of speech, Freedom of worship, Freedom from want, and Freedom from fear. In the same speech, he outlined the benefits of democracy which he said were economic opportunity, employment, social security, and the promise of "adequate health care".

In 1969, when she was 45 years old, on January 20th, Richard M. Nixon became the 37th President of the United States. Previously the Vice President to President Eisenhower, Nixon was the only President to resign in office - in his second term.

In 1997, by the time she was 73 years old, on August 31st, Princess Diana of Great Britain was killed when her car crashed into a pillar in the tunnel under the Pont de l'Alma bridge in Paris. The car she was riding in was trying to evade the paparazzi but it was also discovered later that the driver of the car, who was also killed, had three times the legal limit of alcohol which likely contributed to the accident.

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Other Bacalls

Mary Bacall
Sep 2, 1892 - January 1975
Tucson, AZ
Mary S Bacall
Aug 18, 1922 - July 1995
Stoneham, MA
Jack Bacall
Dec 15, 1897 - Jul 18, 1995
Los Angeles, CA
M Bacall
Aug 15, 1932 - October 1993
Hialeah, FL
Jack Bacall
Feb 17, 1912 - August 1983
New York, NY
Michael Bacall
Jul 9, 1909 - October 1984
Los Angeles, CA
B Bacall
Mar 2, 1955 - May 16, 2007
Manuel Bacall
May 7, 1932 - Mar 20, 1998
Los Angeles, CA
Ronnie Bacall
Jul 22, 1947 - January 1986
Fanny Bacall
Oct 13, 1917 - February 1988
New York, NY
Leo Bacall
Jul 12, 1915 - August 1984
Fort Lauderdale, FL
Alina Bacall Zwirn
Feb 5, 1921 - Apr 3, 1997
Fort Lauderdale, FL
Cortland B Bacall
Sep 19, 1919 - Nov 21, 1996
Boxford, MA
Harold Bacall
Apr 5, 1893 - December 1971
Melrose, MA
M Bacall
Jul 22, 1899 - Nov 3, 1991
Harrisburg, PA
Allan A Bacall
Nov 24, 1929 - Apr 30, 2008
Panama City, Florida
Louis Bacall
Feb 1, 1890 - May 1966
River Forest, Illinois
Fran Bacall
Jun 15, 1907 - May 5, 1999
Miami, FL
R Bacall
Feb 8, 1945 - January 1991
Fort Lauderdale, FL
Vict Bacall
Mar 10, 1928 - Sep 16, 1998
Miami, FL

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