It’s been almost a year since the tragic passing of actress, Lauren Bacall, who
began acting in 1944, but was thrust into stardom 1948 when she took on the role of
Nora Temple in the classic film, Key Largo. While Bacall was certainly known for her
acting, she was also known for her classic sultry style.
Lauren Bacall was born on September 16, 1924 as Betty Joan Perske. Once
she finished school, Bacall entered the modeling world, where she landed the cover
of Harper’s Bazaar. The wife of director, Howard Hawks, discovered this cover and
because of this she landed her first screen test, where she won the role of Marie
Browning in To Have and Have Not. By 19 years old, Bacall had begun her acting
career alongside Acclaimed actor, Humphrey Bogart. At one point in her career,
Lauren Bacall was staring in a new, highly anticipated movie each year.
Lauren Bacall suffered a massive stroke, and passed away on August 12,
2014. She was 89 years old.
Text by Lea Catherine