Betty Joan Perske, from greater New York City was born September 16, 1924, she died four time Oscar winning sultry screen siren Lauren Bacall,on August 12, 2014, at the age of 89 after suffering a massive stroke,according to her grandson.
In front of the backdrop of World War II, in 1944 with her first film, at age 19. Lauren Bacall, who rose to fame in the 1940s when she sensually uttered the questionable line,to her male co-star...“You don’t have to say anything, and you don’t have to do anything. Not a thing. Oh, maybe just whistle. You do know how to whistle,don’t you, Steve? You just put your lips together and blow.” Humphrey Bogart was..Steve.. her lover and soon to be husband in that movie,"To Have and Have Not."
It was Bogie and Bacall all the way after they got married , The two wed on May 21, 1945, on a friend's farm in Ohio. After they exchanged vows, a choked-up Bogie greeted his new wife: "Hello, Baby." The edgy couple who could go ten rounds and make up together like nobody else. They professionally went on to make more films together, including "The Big Sleep"in 1946, "Dark Passage"in 1947 and "Key Largo" in 1948. In their 12 years together the couple had two kids: son Stephen, in 1949, and daughter Leslie, in 1952. Four years later,Bogart contracted esophageal cancer and died in 1957.
Lauren Bacall gained professional acclaids in 1957 in the musical comedy "How to Marry a Millionaire" with Marilyn Monroe. Her career continued to be sucessfull in films such as A Woman's World, Murder on the Orient Express, The Fan, The Portrait .
Her later career had it's up's and down's and had it's share of frustration. The star did get a Golden Globe and an honorary Oscar and appeared in scores of film and TV productions. But not until 1996 did she end her dry spell of no wins. When she received an Academy Award nomination as supporting actress for her role as Barbra Streisand’s mother in “The Mirror Has Two Faces.”
For her stage work Lauren Bacall won Tonys in the 70's for the Broadway musicals “Applause” and “Woman of the Year,”
At the end, Lauren Bacall admits, Bogart was the love of her life. “What it felt like to be so wanted, so adored!" she wrote of him in her autobiography. "No one had ever felt like that about me. It was all so dramatic, too. Yes in the end Bogart was the love of her life.
Always in the wee small hours when it seemed to Bogie and me that the world was ours that we were the world. At those times, we were."
And as Fan's if we want proof of that, “We don’t have to say anything, and really don’t have to do anything. Not a thing. Oh, maybe...whistle, at your spouse for your tv remote and get...Bogie & Bacall... on Demand!
Lauren Bacall says she kept playing the game, and won....
Actress Lauren Bacall may you R*I*P!