Tuesday, August 12, 2014

RIP Actress Lauren Bacall - Age 89 - Pray for her Soul

Lauren Bacall (born Betty Joan Perske; September 16, 1924 – August 12, 2014) was an American actress and model. She died of a massive stroke at the age of 89. Her first major Humphrey Bogart film To Have and Have Not was in 1944, then she appeared in The Big Sleep (1946), Dark Passage (1947), and Key Largo (1948),  How to Marry a Millionaire (1953) and Designing Woman (1957). Bacall worked on Broadway in musicals, gaining Tony Awards for Applause in 1970 and Woman of the Year in 1981. Her performance in the movie The Mirror Has Two Faces (1996) earned her a Golden Globe Award and an Academy Award nomination. In 2009, she was selected by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences to receive an Academy Honorary Award.  Bacall was born in the Bronx, New York, the only child of Natalie Weinstein-Bacal, and William Perske. Both her parents were Jewish. Her mother emigrated from Romania and her father was born to Polish-born parents. She was a first cousin to Shimon Peres, the ninth President of Israel. Her parents divorced when she was five. Betty Bacall, she made her acting debut on Broadway in 1942, at age 17. Her name was changed to Lauren Bacall.  On the set, Humphrey Bogart, who was married to Mayo Methot started a relationship with Bacall.  She married Bogart in 1957 till Bogart's severe illness and death (cancer of the esophagus). Bacall was 20 and Bogart was 45.Bacall was seen in Bright Leaf (1950), Young Man with a Horn (1950),The Gift of Love (1958),  North West Frontier (1959), Broadway Goodbye, Charlie (1959), Cactus Flower (1965), Applause (1970) and Woman of the Year (1981). Bacall was also in Murder on the Orient Express (1974). Dogville (2003) and Birth (2004).  Bacall had a relationship with singer and Frank Sinatra.  Bacall then was married to actor Jason Robards, Jr. from 1961 to 1969. According to Bacall's autobiography, she divorced Robards because of his alcoholism. Bacall had a son and daughter with Bogart and a son with Robards. Her children with Bogart are her son Stephen Humphrey Bogart (born January 6, 1949); and her daughter Leslie Bogart (born August 23, 1952). Sam Robards (born December 16, 1961).  Please PRAY for her Soul.

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